Day 6: Chapel of St. George the Victorious

In 1865, Tashkent was a city under siege, pestered by a Russian Imperial Force of 1,500 men under the command of Mikhail Grigorievich Chernyaev.  After making an unsuccessful attempt at taking the city in October 1864, Chernayev retreated to Shymkent for the winter where he was able to plan his second attack for the next … Continue reading Day 6: Chapel of St. George the Victorious

Day 52: Assumption Cathedral

One only has to look back to the period of Russian Imperial colonialism in Central Asia for the first evidence of the Russian Orthodox Church in Uzbekistan.  As early as the 1840s, Siberian Cossacks began to settle what would eventually become Russian Turkistan bringing their faith along with them.  Russian settlers poured into Uzbekistan in … Continue reading Day 52: Assumption Cathedral