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1916: Central Asia Rebels Against the Russian Empire

In 1916, Muslims in Central Asia rose up against Russian imperial rule. The revolt was brutally supressed, leaving tens of thousands dead.

In 1916, Muslims in Central Asia rose up against Russian imperial rule. The revolt was brutally supressed. Tens of thousands of Central Asians were killed, and hundreds of thousands fled to China. Dina Newman reports.

Photo: Nomadic Kirghiz family, circa 1911. (Credit: Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Prokudin-Gorskii Collection)

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