Lecturer: Dr Nick Dallas
After the termination of the Greek Civil War in 1949, faraway Tashkent, the present-day capital of Uzbekistan, became home to more than 12,000 Greek political refugees, mainly former combatants of the Greek Democratic Army. On the 9th and 10th September 1955 violent clashes took place within this exiled community between two opposing factions, those supporting the KKE (Greek Communist Party) leader Nikos Zachariades and those opposing him.
These disturbances were so severe that they required the intervention of Uzbek and Soviet security authorities to restore order....
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