Uzbekistan (UZ)

An Asian country with an area of 172,700 square miles (447,293 square kilometers) and a population (1994) of 22.6 million. It is bordered by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. The Russian military conquest of Uzbekistan began in the nineteenth century. The country became a Soviet republic in 1925. Uzbekistan declared independence on Aug. 29, 1991, and became an independent republic when the Soviet Union disbanded on Dec. 26, 1991. Seventh-day Adventist Work. Exact information about the beginnings of Seventh-day Adventist work in Uzbekistan is not known. F. F. Remfert from Tashkent was a delegate to the sixth All-Union Seventh-day Adventist Congress, which indicates that he represented Adventist churches or groups in that area at that time. However, the repr...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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