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Tajikistan

The ex USSR republic and since 1991 independent state lies in Central Asia and borders in the south Afghanistan, in the west Uzbekistan, in the north Kyrgyzstan and to the east China, A viticulture is in this country already in 4. Century v. Chr. Chr., When it belonged to the kingdom of Alexander the Great. In the 8th century, Islam reached the area, resulting in the associated alcohol ban led to a change in grape varieties. Well, especially Blackboard- and raisin grapes prefers. During the Middle Ages Tajikistan belonged to the Empire of Persia. In 1868, Tajikistan became a colony Russia (see the history there). In the USSR times, small estates were merged into large collective farms in the 1920s and large-scale wine production started. Wineries were built in the cities of Khujand (Leninabod), Pandschakent and Qurghonteppa (Kurgan-Tjube).

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