Speech by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Leader of the Nation, H.E. Emomali Rahmon Ceremony of the 5500th Anniversary of Sarazm Panjakent, 12 September 2020


Distinguished Compatriots,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

    With a great honorI would like to congratulate the glorious people of my country, including the people of the ancient city of Panjakent, which is not only the birthplace of the great Tajik-Persian poet – the humanity’s poet Abuabdullo Rudaki, but also a cradle of the ancient history of the Tajik people,on our holy national holiday - the 29th anniversary of our state independence and on the 5500th anniversary of Sarazm.

   Reverence for the sweet and poetic Tajik language, glorious history and culture, revival of good ancestral customs and traditions, promotion of ancestral heritage and protection of tangible and intangibleheritage of the Tajik people became the possibility for the glorious people of Tajikistan thanks to independence and freedom.

   In the contemporary times, especially in an environment, where the clash between civilizations and different cultural values is intensifying, it is possible to withstand the destructive effects of globalization only through an in-depth study of history and the promotion of rich historical and cultural heritage.

   I would like to emphasize that the love towards the beloved Motherland stems from the knowledge of the glorious history and instructive past of the nation.Indeed, the ancient history of the Tajik people and the precious tangible and intangible heritage of the past, including historical sites, is the greatest school of self-education for every member of society, especially teenagers and young people. The task of scientists, scholars, teachers and parents is to explain to the younger generation the importance of this great heritage and to encourage and guide them to study the ancient and glorious history of our people.

   Today, there are 3000 historical sites in our country, each of which attracts the attention of famous domestic and foreign scientists, tourists and guests.

  Ancient sites, including Kuldara, Khonaqoh, ancient Sarazm, Takhti Sangin, Ajinateppa, ancient Panjakent, Hulbuk, Bunjikat, Shahriston, Hisorak, Sanjarshoh, Karon, Yamchun and dozens of other places are annually explored through domestic and international ethnographic expeditions.

   Sarazm is one of such ancient sites. The meaning of this historical name is "where the land begins", which is a strong proof of the glorious and ancient history of the Tajik people. We have accomplished many activities to preserve this great historical heritage since independence.

   As early as in 2000, the Government issued its resolution declaring Sarazm site - a center for the formation of Tajik civilization, handicrafts and urban planning – as a historical and archeological reserve. I visited this place twice in 2003-2005, got acquainted with its situation and mandated the responsible persons to protect and study this unique place.

  Though the country had scarce financial resources in those days, we have allocated the necessary funds for the protection of this unique site. As a result, its five excavation areas were covered with a roof and the site was fanced during 2003-2008.

   In this process, historical and archeological materials and scientific evidence on the basis of research by domestic and foreign scientists were submitted to inscribe Sarazm into the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thus, this reputable organization inscribed Sarazm into the list of the most unique sites of universal cultureon July 31, 2010. Then, the Government adopted its relevant resolutionon on celebration of the 5500th anniversary of Sarazm, which is recognized by scientists and the international community as a center for the formation of Tajik agricultural, handicraft and urban planning.This document ensured a lot of landscaping and infrastructure development activities carried out in the city of Panjakent, and today we witness the city’s beautiful image, and its residents together with all the people of Tajikistan enjoying the celebration of their ancient homeland.

  Taking this opportunity, I would like to welcome all scientists and researchers and participants of the International Symposium "Sarazm - the beginning of the Tajik civilization of agriculture, handicrafts and urban planning" to beautiful Tajikistan and the ancient city of Panjakent.

  The Sarazm ancient city site was discovered in 1976 by the Tajik archeologist Abdullojon Ishakov. The results of scientific research on this historical site have been discussed at many international scientific conferences and fora in Tajikistan, Russia, the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and African countries.

   Sarazm is a unique site of the Eneolithic and Bronze Ages in Central Asia, which covers the period from the 4th to the 3rd millennia BCE and in some regions up to the 2nd millennium BCE. Historians believe that the formation of two pure models of economy and culture in Central Asia - a stable form of agriculture and field livestock - completed, and the most important historical process - the formation of production, including agriculture, animal husbandry and handicrafts – began during this period.

The first serious research on the study of the Eneolithic and Bronze Age sites in the territory of contemporary Tajikistan was conducted in the 50s of the last century in the territory of Qairoqqum and Beshkent valley. Later, Bronze Age artifacts were found in Istaravshan, the middle and lower reaches of the Vakhsh River and other parts of Tajikistan.

  During the independence, other Bronze Age artifacts were discovered in Kangurtut, Teguzak, Dahana, as well as in the middle and lower reaches of the Vakhsh River, the Hisor Valley, and more recently in Farkhor, which is currently being studied by specialists.

  The ancient town of Sarazm is geographically the northernmost cultural and agricultural settlement in Central Asia, and the civilization of Sarazm has lasted for almost 1500 years. Until 1980, the site was visited by famous archeologists Alexander Belenitsky, Vadim Mason, Boris Litvinsky, Rauf Munchaev, Boris Marshak, Ahmadali Askarov, Numon Nematov, Philippe Coll, Karl Lamberg-Karlovsky, Henri Paul Francfort and Bertil Leone.

  Since then, Sarazm has become one of the leading research centers by world-class specialists. Since 1984, foreign centers of science and archeology, first ad foremost, French scientists Henri Paul Francfort and Roland Bezenwall, and a year later American researchers Philippe Coll and Karl Lamberg-Karlovsky, as well as Russian researchers Natalia Vinogradova, Vadim Mason and Lyubov Kircho joined the studies.

  The comprehensive study of Sarazm site has been ongoing since 1984, during which Tajik scholars with their French, Russian, Chinese, Italian and American colleagues have studied the full history of the site, taking into account various aspects of life in its territory.

  The resolution to celebrate the 5500th anniversary of Sarazm gave a new impetus to a completely new period of research and study of this unique site. In this regard, archeological excavations and preparation of excavations for the celebration have been scaled up, and a large number of domestic and foreign archaeologists have been involved in its study.

   It is important to note that Sarazm is one of the oldest centers of agricultural, handicraft and urban development not only in Central Asia, but also the entire Middle East region - Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and India. Therefore, the scientific community rightfully considers the culture of Sarazmians as the beginning and the foundation of civilization of agriculture, handicrafts and urban development in the basin between the Sirdaryo and Amudaryo rivers. Our distant ancestors, before choosing the site of Sarazm as their permanent residence, may have taken into account the main factor – abundance of water resources and vast soft soils.

   Sarazm was the birthplace of the first architects of the Varorud region, and to date more than 150 houses, 4 fire temples, a granary and a cottage have been discovered under the ground. The discovered objects of this ancient city testify to the high interest in the urban culture of our ancestors, and we see the beginning of the formation of the urban culture of our ancestors on the basis of the architectural and construction art of Sarazm. At the end of the fourth millennium BCE, the city of Sarazm was also known as one of the major centers of metal production. The upper mountains of Zarafshon rich in copper, gold, silver, lead, tin and other minerals facilitated the development of this craft.

  Indeed, today the territory of Panjakent is one of the largest gold and copper mining areas in Tajikistan. Archaeological excavations have uncovered a variety of mining tools, as well as molds for casting tools and weapons, including more than 300 units of copper, bronze, lead, silver and gold tools.

   The Tajik scholars’ studies proved that Sarazm inhabitants have mastered more than 40 types of handicraft. Archaeological finds testify to the cultural and commercial ties of Sarazm with the present-day territories of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and other lands. Development of trade relations during transition period lasting from the 4th to 3rd millennia has evolved Sarazm into one of the centers of cultural integration in the ancient world.

   As early as in 1981-1991Tajik, Russian, American and French scholars and archaeologists estimated 5500-year history of Sarazm.American and French archaeologists have dated foundation of Sarazm to 5899-5765 and 5775-5364 respectively, and Tajik and Russian scholars amounted it to 5600-5500. These dates have been studied and confirmed based on the radiocarbon and chemical analysis in the laboratories of Boston, Paris and St. Petersburg, where the charcoal samples excavated in Sarazm have been scrutinized. And as a result of the scientific studies, the scholars have come to conclusion that beginning of the history of Sarazm traces back to 5500 years.

  Many pages of the history of Sarazm have yet to beunveiled, and we hope that national and foreign scholars will continue exploring vague pages of the history of this center of civilization and make it accessible to the world community.We would like to express our gratitude to all of the national and foreign scholars and researchers, who explore the ancient and glorious history of the Tajik people and publish valuable scientific articles and thesis papers. We wish them success in their uneasy and still valuable work in the future.


Dear friends!

   Over the period of independence, the ancient city of Panjakent has developed significantly along with other cities and districts of the country. Small and large manufacturing enterprises, hundreds of social facilities, including educational and health facilities, shopping and service centers have been built on its territory. Urban development activities have gained unprecedented momentum, especially in the light of celebration of the 5500th anniversary of Sarazm.

  During 29 years of state independence, the Tajik Government has always attached a great importance to the socio-economic development of Panjakent and improvement of its residents’ lives through using all resources and opportunities to achieve the state’s highest goal - to raise the living standards. Accordingly, in the past twenty years alone the public budget allocated more than TJS 1.2billion for this purpose.

  The population of Panjakent in 1991 made 162,235 people, and by 1 January 2020, it exceeded 303,000 meaning it increased by 87% or almost doubled compared to 1991.

  In addition, the Government has implemented 18 public investment projects on construction, repair and equipment of educational institutions, construction and reconstruction of roads, reduction of energy losses, farm support, embankment and disaster prevention worth more than TJS 1.3billion in the city of Panjakent. Currently, nine public investment projects worth TJS 330m are under implementation in Panjakent.

   During the independence period, with the support of the Government of Tajikistan and through mobilization of domestic and foreign capital we established 50 new enterprises and workshops in the city and thereby created jobs for thousands of residents in Panjakent city and rural area in this district. In this period, we constructed  two small hydropower plants with the capacity of 500 kW each, 444 km of 0.4 kV transmission lines, 91 km of high-voltage “Ayni – Panjakent” transmission line and 425 transformer stations and one 35 kV power substation, and renovated 220 kV “Rudaki” power substation totaling to TJS 260m.

   The Government support and funding developed new lands in the city of Panjakent during this period. Thus, the area for rice cultivation was increased to 1800 hectares and potatoes to more than 6600 hectares, which increased rice production to 9000 tons and potatoes to 102 000 tons. Also, during this period 580 hectares of new orchards and vineyards including more than 20 hectares of intensive orchards were created. During this time, farmers of the city have built 39 greenhouses with an area of about 11 000m2 and four cold storages with the capacity of 1130 tons of fruits and vegetables, which have been operative effectively.

   Reconstruction and renovation of 113km Ayni-Panjakent highway at a cost of TJS 770m is one of the most important initiatives implemented by the Government for the benefit of people in Panjakent during the independence period, which eased the life of this area’s residents. In addition, more than 30 km of internal roads have been repaired and renovated in recent years.

   With the support of the Government and involvement of entrepreneurs, new buildings of 43 educational institutions and 51 health centers and clinics were built and put into operation in Panjakent. Also, 40 health centers and clinics have been repaired in the rural areas, and the construction of 12 medical clinics is underway to celebrate the 30th anniversary of State Independence. Overall, 277 of 405 buildings and facilities have been put into operation within the development plan of action on the occasion of the grand national holiday.

   I am confident that the process of development by generous entrepreneurs, businesses and the hardworking people of Panjakent will continue. I would like to recall that in addition to the activities accomplished to present, the Government intends to arrange a number of other events for the 30th anniversary of state independence in order to further develop the city and rural areas.

   Today we commissioned a modern hospital for 200 beds with all necessary conditions and medical equipment in the center of the city. As a part of my business trip, I participated in the opening ceremony of a new school for 1280 seats, several industrial enterprises and administrative facilities, and got acquainted with the effective work of the city's well-known farmers.

   In recent years, significant activities have been accomplished in the field of culture in the city. Thus, a museum was built in the conservation area of Sarazm and a library was opened in the city center. These facilities offer favorable conditions to hold all kinds of cultural and educational events, especially for tourists and visitors to this ancient city. I believe that the honorable and proud people of Panjakent have gained new strength from their glorious and ancient history and today's development changes, and will make greater efforts for the further development of their homeland, preservation of its history and valuable ancestral traditions in a peaceful environment, complete political stability and national unity of our beloved country.

  I would also like to emphasize that the city authorities, together with the relevant agencies, including the Committee for Tourism Development have to take necessary actions on the effective use of Sarazm as a unique historical site and other special sites to attract domestic and foreign tourists, create modern infrastructure, as well as learn from the experience of the developed countries on training of personnel to welcome and serve tourists. I would like to recall that if targeted work in this direction is carried out on the right pathway, the city of Panjakent and its unique sites can be turned into a tourism business card of Tajikistan. 

   In conclusion, I once again congratulate all people of the country, including the residents of ancient Panjakent, on the twenty-ninth anniversary of the independence and freedom of our beloved Tajikistan and the 5500th Anniversary of Sarazm, and wish everyone and each of you good health, prosperity, and success. Let this great historical date remain forever in the memory of our compatriots as an important means of national pride, self-education and self-awareness, and become a new step in the further development of culture and spirituality of our people and the education of future generations of the nation!


I wish you all success, dear compatriots!

Video message by Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, to celebrate the 5,500th anniversary of the ancient town of Sarazm 12 September 2020


   I’m delighted to be joining you to celebrate the 5,500th anniversary of the ancient town of Sarazm. I’d like to first thank His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, for inviting UNESCO to be part of this great event.

It’s not every day that we have such an opportunity to mark such a historic occasion – where we count in millennia rather than years; where we go back to the roots of humanity.

That’s why I wished to send you a message today, even though I’m unable to attend this important event in person.  

This town, whose name means ‘where the land begins’, takes us back to what protohistorians call the ‘Neolithic Revolution’. 

Indeed, the ruins of Sarazm connect us with an earlier world.

They tell a story about the domestication of plants and animals, and the development of techniques such as metallurgy and irrigation.

They tell a story about the birth of urban societies, and the creation of the first trade routes that brought these settlements to life.

These stories are supported by the work of archaeologists, who have unearthed ceramics, pottery and artistic objects from the steppes of Central Asia, the fields of Transoxiana, the Iranian plateau and the Indus Valley. For nearly one thousand years, Sarazm was a cultural crossroads – a place of dialogue, and a site of cultural exchange.

This history of ties and transmission, of culture and classical civilizations, is important for humanity as a whole. This is why, in 2010, Sarazm was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The things that set Sarazm apart are also the things that we need today, to protect future generations.

In this respect, I very much welcome the efforts of the Republic of Tajikistan to help us better understand yesterday’s world by showing us how our ancestors lived almost 55centuries ago.

UNESCO stands ready to support the Tajik authorities in their work to preserve and promote this site – its integrity, universality and authenticity.

This is why we are working with the Tajik authorities to develop a plan for managing the Sarazm site, within the framework of the ‘Silk Roads Heritage Corridors’, a programme that we launched in partnership with the European Union.  

The aim is to ensure that this exceptional site is preserved on a long-term basis for future generations, while benefitting local populations and remaining accessible to visitors – including foreign tourists. This also means supporting scientific research – because Sarazm has not yet revealed all its secrets, as today’s speakers will no doubt tell you.

In this way, in Sarazm also, we are pursuing the ambition that drives our Silk Roads programme: the ambition to combine conservation, understanding, creativity and economic development.

In times of crisis, like the period we are living through, it is essential that we stay mobilized for culture and heritage.

The anniversary of Sarazm is an opportunity to celebrate all that heritage does. It creates meaning and connections; it moves and it unites; it tells the story of our shared humanity.

Thank you.








   Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan (Department of geography) according to the Plan of events, dedicated to the "Year of development of tourism and folk crafts", approved By the decree of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (20.01.2018 № AP-992), June 26, 2018 holds a "Round table" on " TOURISM: POTENTIAL, CHALLENGES AND NEW COOPERATION”

   The "Round table" is held in coordination with the Committee for tourism development under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Tajik national University, a number of ministries and departments, higher education institutions, the private sector and business partners.

  The "Round table" will be held in the Main Hall of the Academy of Sciences (Rudaki 33).

  Those wishing to participate in the ”Round table" please contact by phone 221-50-83; 221-01-89 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  






Science, Scientist and Society: History and Modernity

    Scientists-associates, students and followers of Academician Muhammad Osimi are sure that no one and nothing will stop the Tajiks on the path of building a sovereign Tajikistan.

                                                                                                Emomali Rahmon

                                                                                               The President of the Republic of Tajikistan

 National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan

Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography named after
Ahmad Donish

Science, society and scientist: history and modernity


Tajikistan, Dushanbe, August 25,, 2020

Dear ....
It is a great honor to invite you to take part in the function of the International Scientific Round Table "Science, Scientist, Society: History and Modernity" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Academician of the Tajik SSR Academy of Sciences, (1965-1988), Chairman of the Commission for the Study of Civilization of Central Asia, UNESCO(1977-1996), Founder and the President of the International Association of Tajiks and Persian-speaking Peoples of the World “Payvand” (1990-1996), Laureate of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding (1979), an outstanding public and statesman Muhammad Asimov (Osimi) (1920-1996).

The symposium will be held on August 25, 2020 at the Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan.

Location: Dushanbe, 33 Rudaki Avenue.

Time: 09:00 am

Working languages: Tajik, Russian and English.
Organizing committee

National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan
Institute of History, Archeology and  Ethnography named after Ahmad Donish


Science, society and scientist: history and modernity

Tajikistan, Dushanbe, August 25,, 2020


International Science Round Table “Science, Scientist, and Society:
History and Modernity”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary academician
Muhammad Osimi (1920-1996)


International Scientific Round Table - Science, Scientist and Society:
History and Modernity

25 August 2020, 09:00 am

Venue: Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan

Scientific and conceptual issues discussed at the international Round Table on the topic: Science, Scientist and Society: Yesterday and Today, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Muhammad Asimov (Osimi).
1. Introduction and Opening Remarks President of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, academician Farhod Rahimi.

1.1.         A new conceptual approach to the scientific, organizational and
social activities of academician Mumammad Asimov (Osimi) :
His creative thinking, pedagogical activity, leadership, intellectual party work as secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Tajikistan, a prominent statesman, philosopher, orientalist, historian, and physicist, and his influence and role, as a visionary Minister of Education where he built a system of vocational and technical schools; as a rector of the first technical university in Tajikistan which he also founded and built its foundations and cultivated its scientific and technical potential; as a promising and influential leader in the field of science and culture and his methods and fundamental concepts in training of scientific and managerial professionals, creation of systems of teaching and implementation of scientific training and research including new academic institutions in the field of natural and social sciences in the Academy of Sciences system;

In the transformation of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan into a large and recognized center of fundamental intellectual and scientific research in the country and abroad; As a founder and organizer of international scientific forums on the history and culture of the Iranian peoples (including symposia on Persian poetry, the Kushan civilization, honoring the anniversaries of Amir Khusraw, Hafiz, Aini, Abuali Sino, Borbad, Kamoli Khujandi, Mirsaid Ali Hamadoni, and others.)
His academic developments on the history of the Tajik people and his founding of the idea of ethnic history of Tajiks; his publication of two encyclopedic and academic books on Tajikistan, and as a founder and publisher of the Tajik National Encyclopedia (8 volumes); his recognition and study of Aryan culture and its place in human civilization, his view on the genesis and self-knowledge of the Tajik nation as well as from the points of view of Bobojon Gafurov, and Mirzo Tursunzade.
Unity, integrity, and self-knowledge of the nation, revival of a sense of elf-esteem and historical memory of the Tajik people, national intelligentsia, and patriotism; his new interpretations and differentiation of research in relation to management activities and state structure, culture, art, knowledge, education, understanding the mission of the intelligentsia in society in the context of scientific and social activities; his lead on celebrations and rituals of Tajiks; his perspective on modern Western civilization and cultural dialogue between the West and the East.

As Chairman of the Commission for the Study of Civilizations of Central Asia (1977-1996) at UNESCO, and his role in the publication of the seven volumes of the Civilizations of Central Asia earning him recognition by former Director-General of UNESCO Feredrico Mayor, “today the world needs such intellectual and creative figures as Muhammad Asimov,” and by the former President of the USSR Academy of Sciences A.P. Aleksandrov, “Muhammad Sayfiddinovich is one of the wisest presidents of the academies of the Soviet republics.”

1.1 Academician Muhammad Asimov (Osimi) and the World Association of Tajiks and Persian-Speaking Peoples of the World, Payvand:
Academician Muhammad Asimov – as the founder of the Association of Tajiks and Persian-speaking Peoples of the World, Payvand; description of the historical and scientific genesis, purpose of creation, implementation of the idea of unity and integrity of Tajiks; historical aspirations, cultural heritage, the constructive role of Tajiks in the creation in Dushanbe of the Center for the World Assembly of Tajiks and Persian-speaking Peoples of the World.

1.2 Official opening of the International Scientific Roundtable on the topic "Science, Scientist and Society: Yesterday and Today"

Moderators: Professors Askarali Rajabov and Sadullo Rahimov.

Farhod Rahimi (academician) – Tajikistan

Abdujabbor Rahmonzoda (academician) – Tajikistan

Akbar Turson (academician) – Tajikistan

Muso Dinorshoev (academician) – Tajikistan

Mamadsho Ilolov (academician) – Tajikistan

Nuriddin Kayumov (academician) – Tajikistan

Ogonazar Agnazarov (academician) – Tajikistan

Karomatullo Olimov (academician) – Tajikistan

Abdurahmon Muhammad (professor) – Tajikistan

Mustafo Osimi (professor) – Belarus

Sabit Nematulloev(academisian)-Tajikistan

Iraj Bashiri (professor) – USA

Masud Mirshohi (professor) – France

Saidmakhmud Odinaev (academician) – Tajikistan

Kashi Nath Pandita (professor) – India

Mansura Haydar (professor) – India

Alim Ashrafkhon (professor) – India

Dr. Saidmuhammad Bogiri Kamoliddini – Iran

Нaknazar Kurbonmamadov (professor) – Uzbekistan

Nematullo Sayfulloev (professor) – Tajikistan

Ibrohim Usmonov (professor) – Tajikistan

Нabibullo Rajabov (professor) – Tajikistan

Mirzo Mulloahmad (professor) – Tajikistan

Nasrullo Ubaydullo (professor) – Tajikistan

Yusuf Nuraliev (professor) – Tajikistan

Sulton Hasan Barotzadeh (professor) – Tajikistan

Olim Khujamurodov (professor) – Tajikistan

Olimjon Kosimov (professor) – Tajikistan

Abduvali Kushmatov (professor) – Tajikistan

Ravshan Rahmoni (professor) – Tajikistan

Matluba Mirzoyunus (professor) – Tajikistan

Wahhob Nabiev (professor) – Tajikistan

Umeda Gafforova (professor) – Tajikistan

Parvona Jamshedov (professor) – Tajikistan

Tojiddin Mardoni (professor) – Tajikistan

Kholnazar Mukhabbatov (professor) – Tajikistan

Nu'monjon Usmonov – Tajikistan

Mulloho Davlatov (professor) – Tajikistan

DR.Ruzii Ahmad – Tajikistan

Dr.Jumaboy Azizkulov – Tajikistan

Usmonjon Gafforov (professor) – Tajikistan

Dr.Munira Shahidi (professor) – Tajikistan

Sangakhmad Tilloev (professor) – Tajikistan

Bahrinisso Kobilova (professor) – Tajikistan

Larisa Dodkhudoeva (professor) – Tajikistan

Pirmuhammad Nurov (professor) – Tajikistan

Shamsiddin Soleh (professor) – Tajikistan

Tugral Shokirov (professor) – Tajikistan

Lutfullo Tursunov (professor) – Tajikistan

Dr.Muhammadrahim Karimov – Tajikistan

Dr.Zukhro Madamidzhonova – Tajikistan

Fozil Abdurashidov (pofessor) – Tajikistan

Dr.Zinatmo Yusufbekova – Tajikistan

Dr.Tojinisso Murodova – Tajikistan

Dr.Abdurauf Razzokov – Tajikistan

Dr.Kibrie Atoeva – Tajikistan

Dr.Mumina Shovalieva – Tajikistan

Dr.Manzura Khasanova – Tajikistan

Dr.Subhoni Azamzod – Tajikistan

Dr.Komiljon Rahimov - Uzbekistan




Central Asian Dust Conference (CADUC) 08- 12 April 2019 at the Academy of Sciences in Tajikistan 33 Rudaki Avenue 734025 Dushanbe Republic of Tajikistan

 1st circular

  08-12 April 2019 at the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan will host the Central Asian Dust Conference (CADUC), sponsored by Volksvagenshiftung, willorganize in cooperation with TROPOS  Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Germany

  Asian dust large amounts of lofted mineral dust above Asia not only Asian sources and sinks intra-continental and intercontinental phenomenon atmospheric particles change optical, microphysical, and chemical properties on their transport effects on atmospheric radiation budget effects on human health and even economics

 To improve the knowledge about Asian dust needs

  • multi-dimensional approach into several directions and scientists of different disciplines
  • comprehensive studies with combination of ground-based, airborne, and space-borne measurements
  • investigations with regional and global modeling

 Investigations to atmospheric dust

at source regions,

at the transport of dust,

at sink regions, and

to the impacts



Chairs of the conference

Prof. Dr. Farhod Rahimi

Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan

Prof. Dr. Andreas Macke

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research,


Prof. Dr. Khikmat. Kh. Muminov

Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan


Scientific committee

Sabur F. Abdullaev (Tajikistan)

Dietrich Althausen (Germany)

Sara Basart (Spain)

Manfred Frühauf (Germany)

Dulam Jugder (Mongolia)

Kenji Kai (Japan)

Hamid Reza M Khalesifard (Iran)

N.Kh. Minikulov (Tajikistan)

Ali H. Omar (USA)

Kerstin Schepanski (Germany)

Julia Schmale (Switzerland)

Maria Shagedanova (United Kingdom)

Irina Sokolik (USA)

Nobuo Sugimoto (Japan)

Ina Tegen (Germany)

Songhua Wu (China)

Jinyuan Xin (China)


Organizing committee

Sabur Abdullaev

Nargis Abdurasulova

Dietrich Althausen

Abdugani Djuraev

Julian Hofer

Abduvosit Makhmudov

Vladimir Maslov

Farkhod Shokirov

Bakhron Nasarov

Group of students


Important dates

 Registration (with registration sheets) open:

1 June 2018

 Abstract submission system open:

1 June 2018

 Deadline for submitting the 4-pages abstracts:

1 October 2018

 Deadline for submitting the registration sheets:

1 October 2018

 Deadline for submitting the travel and accommodation requests:

1 October 2018

 Notification about acceptance and requests for revising of abstracts:

1 December 2018

 Notification about the part of travel and accommodation support:

1 December 2018

 Deadline for submitting the revised versions of abstracts:

1 February 2019


08 - 12 April 2019


Further information

Please check these web sites for updates!

Prof. Dr. Sabur Abdullaev

Lab. of Physical Atmosphere, S. U.

Umarov Physical - Technical Institute

of the Academy of Sciences of

Republic of Tajikistan, Ayni str.299/1,

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, ZIP-734063

E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mob: (+992) 934896014

Dr. Dietrich Althausen

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric

Research (TROPOS), Permoser Str.

15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone : +49-341-2717 7063

Fax : +49-341-2717 99 7063

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