Key Historical Events. In Oct. 1917 the Tashkent Soviet assumed authority, and in the following years established its power throughout Turkestan. The semi-independent Khanates of Khiva and Bokhara were first (1920) transformed into People’s Republics, then (1923–24) into Soviet Socialist Republics and finally merged in the Uzbek SSR and other republics.
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