Palace of Nations, Dushanbe

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Palace of Nations
Dushanbe Presidential Palace 01.jpg
General information
LocationDushanbe, Tajikistan
Coordinates38°34′34″N 68°46′43″E / 38.57611°N 68.77861°E / 38.57611; 68.77861Coordinates: 38°34′34″N 68°46′43″E / 38.57611°N 68.77861°E / 38.57611; 68.77861
Current tenantsEmomali Rahmon
Technical details
Floor count4 floors
Design and construction
Main contractorCodest International

Palace of Nations (Tajik: Kohi Millat) also known as the White House[2] is the official residence of the President of Tajikistan,[3][2] The president receives foreign dignitaries at the palace and often holds events at the residence. In front of the presidential palace is the Dushanbe Flagpole, which is the second largest flagpole on earth.[3] The flagpole is 50 meters above the ground level.[2]

Brief History[edit]

The construction of the Palace began in 2000, and was dedicated to Ismail Samani, a famous Tajik poet. In early 2006, the Dushanbe Synagogue and the local mikveh (ritual bath), kosher butcher, as well as Jewish schools were demolished by the government without compensation to make room for the new palace. After an international outcry, the government announced a reversal and said that would allow the synagogue to be rebuilt at its current site. However, in the final stages of the palace's construction, the government destroyed the entire synagogue, leaving Tajkistan without a synagogue as it was the only one in the country (this resulted in the majority of Tajik Bukharan Jews having negative views of the Tajik government).[4][5][6] On the eve of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Dushanbe in August 2008, the palace was completed, with the summit events being partially held under the golden dome with 20-meter columns. An image of the palace is imprinted on the back of a 500 Somoni banknote, which is the national currency of Tajikistan.[7] In September 2018, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko became the first foreign leader to visit the new wooden halls and rooms in the palace.[8]



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  2. ^ a b c "Palace Of Nations | | Alluring World". Alluring World. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  3. ^ a b "Palace of Nations in Dushanbe, Tajikistan". Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  4. ^ "New Synagogue Opens In Dushanbe". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  5. ^ Dushanbe synagogue demolished, 26 June 2008 (in Russian)
  6. ^ Tajikistan's only synagogue razed, 29 June 2008
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