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Kurmanjan Datka (1811-1907)

Kurmanjan Datka also known as the "The Tsaritsa of Alai" or "The Queen of the South", was a stateswoman in Kyrgyzstan, known for her initial resistance to the annexation of that region by Russia. Kurmanjan was born into a nomadic family of the Mongush clan in the Alai Mountains. At the age of 18 she…


 
 
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