Contents translated into English (original in Russian)

This book is devoted to detailed analysis of the events that took place in the Eastern Bukhara and the Pamirs in the second half of the 19th century. The author meticulously traces the Anglo-Russian rivarly in this mountainous region: the conditions of the principalities (bekigaris) of Eastern Bukhara after they joined the Bukharan Emirate; the tragic consequences of the Afghan invasion for western Pamiri principalities; and political, socio-economic, and cultural changes that took place in the Pamir region after it joined Russia.