Russians in Uzbekistan

Russians in Uzbekistan comprised the country's second-largest ethnic group after Uzbeks, numbering 1,653,478, in 1989[1] representing 5.5% of the population. During the Soviet period, Russians constituted more than half the population of the capital city, Tashkent.[2] Uzbekistan counted nearly 1.5 million Russians, 12.5% of the population, in the 1970 census.[citation needed]

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, significant emigration of ethnic Russians took place, mostly for economic reasons.[citation needed] Russians are concentrated in Tashkent, Bukhara and other major cities. The main religion is Russian Orthodoxy. Since 2014, 200,000 people have left to live in Russia, many citing discrimination and poor job opportunities.

By 2017, according to the Committee on Statistics of the Republic of Uzbekistan, about 750,000 Russians (2.3% of the population) lived in the country. At the same time, the bulk of Russians live in large cities, and most of them live in the capital, Tashkent.

Russians and Tajiks in Uzbekistan may face discrimination and racial violence.[3]

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  1. ^ "Демоскоп Weekly - Приложение. Справочник статистических показателей". Retrieved 2013-05-02.
  2. ^ Edward Allworth Central Asia, 130 years of Russian dominance: a historical overview (1994). Duke University Press. p.102. ISBN 0-8223-1521-1
  3. ^ Hays, Jeffrey. "MINORITIES IN UZBEKISTAN | Facts and Details". Retrieved 2021-09-26.
  4. ^ "Committee on elimination of racial discrimination considers report of Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 2021-09-26.