Tag: Rustom Shohmurod

Over 19,000 Tajiks Have De-Russianized Their Names This Year

July 29, 2014

Staunton, July 28 – More than 19,000 residents of Tajikistan have de-Russianized their names so far this year, dropping the “–ov” or “–ev” endings that had been de rigueur in Soviet times, according to Rustom Shohmurod, the Central Asian country’s minister of justice. The current effort to restore Tajik spellings began following the publication of […]