The 1966 Tashkent earthquake and the people of Tashkent


  • Kalanov Komil Kulahmatovich Head of the Department of Sociology, Professor of the National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek
  • Isropilov Murodjon Bohodirovich Teacher of the Department of Sociology, National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek


earthquake, ecosystem, historical memory, oral history, respondent, seismic zone, social memory, urban planning, urban social image


In this article, the authors examine and analyze the memories of eyewitnesses of the Tashkent earthquake of April 26, 1966 and its details, consequences, and situation using the method of "oral history" from a sociological point of view.  This topic, which is one of the few studies conducted in Uzbekistan on the basis of the "oral history" method, focuses on the development and transformation of modern urban planning in the country.  In the process of writing the article, the results of observation, document analysis, in-depth interviews and focus group research were also addressed.


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Kulahmatovich, K. K., & Bohodirovich, I. M. (2021). The 1966 Tashkent earthquake and the people of Tashkent. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S2), 1439-1450.



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