Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan was the 4th most important city of the former USSR. As such, it has a fairly imposing metro. But since it is over 2000 years old, there are more ancient traditions, fortunately. Images of historical monuments of Islam, very well (maybe a little too much) restored, of the big market and the plov center ....

 

Tashkent is a city of almost 3 million inhabitants and was the fourth most important city of the former USSR. Soviet architecture is extremely present in the city, but this film is content to show historical monuments from before that time.

The city whose name means "Citadel of Stone" is at least 2000 years old and is the capital of Uzbekistan.

 

about the place, Tashkent:

Tashkent is the capital and the most populous city of Uzbekistan, with its 2.5 million inhabitants. Like many towns in the region, Tashkent was destroyed by Genghis Khan at the beginning of the 13th century. And as always, cities are rising from their ashes and Tashkent became an important point on the Silk Road.

If the city shows such a resolutely Soviet character (bars of obsolete buildings, large and imposing monuments, wide avenues) it is because it was largely rebuilt following the 1966 earthquake which devastated the city. Tashkent then became the fourth largest city in the USSR, after Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev.

Music: 

 - Alihan Samedov (Ouzbekistan)  - Duduk

 (Ouzbekistan)  - Echoes of Vanished Courts * Unesco Collection of Traditional Music

 - Toki Zargaron (Ouzbekistan)  - National Uzbek Melodies

 

 

Tashkent, Uzbekistan