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CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 4

Uzbekistan: The Great Game Redux Gustaf Mannerheim travelled via the Trans-Caspian Railway from Ashgabat to Bukhara, Samarkand and, finally, Tashkent, the capital of Russian Turkestan. In Samarkand, Paul Pelliot, the renowned French sinologist, and two other Frenchmen boarded the train. Mannerheim, who was a Russian military officer and intelligence agent, disguised himself as an ethnographic [...]