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TAJIKISTAN – MINERALOGICAL & ECONOMICAL STUDY: Таджикистан. Краткий политико-экономический очерк Таджикской ССР [Tajikistan. Brief Political and Economic Essay of the Tajik SSR.].



The first economical research of Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic with a large mineralogical map was made by the first Chairman of the Council of People s Commissars of Tajikistan, who was later executed for treason. 

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4°: 73 pp. with illustrations within text, inserted colour lithographed folding map (71 x 90 cm), original green wrappers with black printed title, stapled (Very Good, wrappers slightly age-toned with small tears in margins, old cancelled library stamps on the back of the title page and on the end of the text).


A rare book on the economy the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic was written in 1929, in the year of its foundation by Abdurrahim Hojibayev (1900-1938), a Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars between November 1929 and December 28, 1933. A large attached map showcases road and railroad connections as well as locations of mines of 22 different metals and minerals.

The book was written in the year, when Tajikistan separated itself form Uzbekistan under the name of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic. The following year brought an expansion of the agriculture as well as a massive suppression by the Soviet Union, with replacing a large percentage of inhabitants with Russian population.

The author, Abdurrahim Hojibayev, was the first Chairman of the Council of People’s of the Commissar of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic. Born in Tajikistan, Hojibayev studied at the Turkestan State University in Tashkent. Until 1925 he was the chairman of the Fergan Regional Economic Council, and between 1925 and 1928 the people’s commissar of agriculture in the Uzbek SSR. From January 15 to October 16, 1929, he was the chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of Tajikistan ASSR, and from October 16, 1929 to December 28, 1933, the Council of People’s Commissars of the Tajik SSR. Until December 1933 Hojibayev was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Tajikistan. From 1934 to July 1937 he studied at the Economic Institute of Red Professors.

On July 8, 1937, he was arrested, and on January 25, 1938, sentenced to death by the Military College of the Supreme Court of the USSR on charges of participation in a counter-revolutionary terrorist organization and executed. December 28, 1957 Abdurrahim Hojibayev was posthumously rehabilitated.

We could not find any examples of the book in libraries worldwide. 

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