It's a bit hard to know as there are many Uzbeks from Tajikistan and many Tajiks from Uzbekistan. Generally I group them together as its easier.
Uzbeks are less than 10% of population of Tajikistan. Majority of Tajikistan citizens that come are ethnic Tajiks. But, that is not that important.
That's 2 cases, out of how many Tajiks in Russia?
I could give you more examples, but that was not the point, i tried to make. Did you hear of any other ethnic group doing similar things?
There was a civil war in Tajikistan in the 90s between the Islamists and the secularists. Everyone who had a better place to be than in a warzone left. The secularists won and Tajikistan today while still being a conservative Islamic society particularly in the rural areas, has no Sharia law bullshit or anything like that whatsoever. Comparing it to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan over the border is like comparing night and day
You're proving my point. Fundamentalists were so powerful in Tajikistan that they tried to take the power in the country. Not only that, they had 10s of thousand of fighters under arms. Are you trying to imply that these people were all killed in the '90s or that they vanished into thin air. Also, i never compared Afghanistan to Tajikistan. I just said that they share the border. You're a smart guy. Come to the conclusions yourself.
There is a YouTube channel run by a deaf Tajik girl I came across some time ago. Check it out if you're interested how such families live in Russia, at least those who've been in the country for a long time
I am sure that there are some Phd candidates on studies in Russia, as well, but average is pretty abysmal. Also, i'm not against allowing them to come, just don't hand them passports like candies. Regulate their status, so they can work legally and be part of the system, but don't give them citizenship that easy.
Otherwise, there will be cases, like recent one from Yekaterinburg, where 3 Tajiks (fresh Russian citizens) murdered a Russian and they had to provide them with translators for court hearing.
Another proof that system is broken:
More than 106 thousand foreigners received Russian citizenship in the first quarter of 2023, almost half of them are natives of Tajikistan44,8 thousand passport for Tajiks against only 22 thousand for Ukrainians in the middle of campaign of giving citizenship to population of "new regions"
I understand the logic of lobbyists. Tajiks work for third of the money. Is this in the best interest of the country is another question.