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Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan but does not have the special attractions Samarkand and Bukhara have. Most of it was destroyed by a huge earthquake in the seventies. The soviets took this disaster as an opportunity and called the working class heroes to help rebuild Tashkent. Thousants of volunteers went to the city to help and stayed afterwards, turning the ancient city into a modern, communist and rather Russian town.
The town is not unpleasant though. There may not be many sights, except for a few really good museums, but there are parks and fountains and the Stalinst like architecture is quite impressive. It is also an important hub if you wnat to go to Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan. There are cheap internal flights to Khiva, Bokhara and Samarkand, although the savety records of internal flights for Uzbekistan is only so so.