.mw-parser-output .hidden-begin{box-sizing:border-box;width:100%;padding:5px;border:none;font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .hidden-title{font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;text-align:left}.mw-parser-output .hidden-content{text-align:left}This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Russian. (November 2021) Click [show] for important translation instructions. View a machine-translated version of the Russian article. Machine translation, like DeepL or Google Translate, is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia. Consider adding a topic to this template: there are already 2,778 articles in the main category, and specifying|topic= will aid in categorization. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary accompanying your translation by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. A model attribution edit summary is Content in this edit is translated from the existing Russian Wikipedia article at [[:ru:Растохез]]; see its history for attribution. You should also add the template ((Translated|ru|Растохез)) to the talk page. For more guidance, see Wikipedia:Translation.
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Popular Movement "Revival"
Ҳаракати мардумии «Растохез»
Founded14 September 1989
IdeologySecular liberalism
Liberal democracy
Civic nationalism
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationUnited Tajik Opposition

The Popular Movement "Revival" (Tajik: Ҳаракати мардумии «Растохез», romanizedHarakati mardumii «Rastokhez», Russian: Наро́дное движе́ние «Пробуждение») was a political party in Tajikistan in the years of independence and civil war (1989–1997). It was founded on 14 September 1989, by members of the Tajik intelligentsia, among them Tohir Abdujabbor, with a moderate nationalist, secularist and liberal democratic program.[1]

Its prominent position in the opposition to the ruling Communist Party of Tajikistan ensured that it became the main scapegoat for the Dushanbe riots of February 1990. The party was banned,[2] which ensured total victory for the Communists in the upcoming elections.

During the next years and the Tajik Civil War, Rastokhez, then underground, as well as the similarly minded Democratic Party, participated in the United Tajik Opposition (UTO) along with more Islamic groups. The party ceased to exist at the same time as the UTO, its members having mostly joined the Democratic Party at the time of the peace treaty (June 1997).[3]


  1. ^ Conflict in the Soviet Union: Tadzhikistan August 1991. Human Rights Watch. 1991. ISBN 9781564320285.
  2. ^ Randa M. Slim & Faredun Hodizoda, "Tajikistan: From Civil War to Peacebuilding" at the European Centre for Conflict Prevention Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Parviz MULLOJANOV, Party Building in Tajikistan