Posted by: Christian | July 31, 2009

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This photo is of Mirzo Ziyoev, from back in the bad old days of the Tajik Civil War.

Mirzo Ziyoev

Tajikistan has been in the news lately, as Jaga (Mirzo Ziyoev) – the strongest opposition commander from the civil war – most unfortunately “fell down some stairs” resulting in his death. More on this incident plus an analysis of all these security incidents up north in a later post.

To be fair, this is what he looked like lately:

Mirzo Zioev


  1. I heard that his beard alone could turn the tide of battle, instilling courage in his men and fear in the enemy.

  2. Seriously, that is quite a beard. It’s like he’s the ZZ Top of Tajik warlords.


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