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Although little remains of Tashkent’s history, there has been a settlement on this site, where the western outreaches of the Tien Shen Mountains meet the Kyzylkum Desert, since at least the 1st century BC. The city was a major meeting point on the Silk Road trade routes by the 8th century AD, and its fortunes fluctuated thereafter as it passed from dynasty to dynasty. Captured by the Russians in 1865, it became the capital of the Turkestan (and later the Uzbek) Autonomous SSR after the Russian Revolution. In 1966 it was devastated by an earthquake, which allowed the Soviet designers free reign to rebuild the city with lots of open spaces and a real dearth of interesting architecture.

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