The interesting museums and exhibitions in the city are one of the reasons you should not deny yourself the pleasure of visiting Tashkent.
Take, for example, the Museum of Remembrance of the Victims of Repression – Tashkent, Uzbekistan: it introduces an exposition that includes thousands of rare examples from recent Uzbek history from the 20th century, when Uzbekistan was invaded by Russia/USSR.
The years 1937-1953 are remembered as a tragic time – a wave of ruthless Stalinist repression swept through Uzbekistan, killing and destroying thousands of lives. 14,000 people were executed, 118,000 people were sent to camps, in living conditions that were almost equivalent to death. In those bloody years, the victims of repression were religious people, writers, prominent scientists, political and public figures. To preserve the blessed memory of those people, a memorial complex was built after independence in memory of the victims of repression. Today, it has become one of the most famous sights of the capital.
I always recommend people to visit this Museum – the only one in the CIS I know of to give information about the repression suffered by the Uzbek people.