Rudaki Avenue

Coordinates: 38°35′33.2″N 68°47′12.6″E / 38.592556°N 68.786833°E / 38.592556; 68.786833

Rudaki Avenue (Tajik: хиёбони Рӯдакӣ, Russian: проспект Рудаки) is the main thoroughfare street in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.[1][2][3] The street is named after Rudaki, the Tajik national poet.[4] The street was known as Lenin Avenue during the Soviet period, and used to host a statue of Vladimir Lenin.[5] The street received its current name in the summer of 1992.[6]

Rudaki Avenue at night
Rudaki Avenue sidewalk

Key administrative buildings and cultural institutions are located on the street.[7]


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  2. ^ Lederach, John Paul. The Moral Imagination The Art and Soul of Building Peace. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  3. ^ Ó Beacháin, Donnacha, and Abel Polese. The Colour Revolutions in the Former Soviet Republics: Successes and Failures. London: Routledge, 2010. p. 181
  4. ^ Thubron, Colin. The Lost Heart of Asia. London: Heinemann, 1994. p. 276
  5. ^ Yarshater, Ehsan. Encyclopaedia Iranica. London [u.a.]: Routledge & Paul, 1996. p. 600
  6. ^ Trutanov, Igor' V. Zwischen Koran und Coca Cola. Berlin: Aufbau-Taschenbuch-Verl, 1994. p. 188
  7. ^ Abdullaev, K. N., and Shahram Akbarzadeh. Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2010. p. 119