Unravel Uzbekistan’s rich and varied past with vibrant archive photos

Unravel Uzbekistan’s rich and varied past with vibrant archive photos
Image via @historyofuzbekistan

15 July 2020

Instagram account @historyofuzbekistan is ready to transport you on a stunning photographic tour of Uzbekistan’s past.

The images allow you to travel through Tashkent markets at the end of the 19th century, or get a glimpse into early 20th century Torah classes in Samarkand.

The Soviet era is also represented, with reports from mass demonstrations against the burqa, pictures of women working in collective farms, or Uzbeks taking part in sports.

Major events are mixed in with snapshots of everyday life, including boxing star Mohammad Ali’s visit to Uzbekistan in 1978.

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