Russian Turkestan

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Russian Turkestan

n
(Placename) See Turkestan

Tur•ke•stan

(ˌtɜr kəˈstæn, -ˈstɑn)

n.
a vast region in central Asia, from the Caspian Sea to the Gobi desert: includes the Xinjiang Uygur region in W China (Chinese Turkestan), a strip of N Afghanistan, and the area (Russian Turkestan) comprising the republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
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von Kaufman, the first incumbent (1867-82) of the Governor-Generalship of Turkestan established in Tashkent in 1867.

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