Demographics in Uzbekistan
You have some Russian speakers. You have the Uzbeks, of course. You have the Tajiks. And then they all get along just fine, they get along just fine, but, in both these countries, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, there is a certain caution one feels when they, when you see the host nation folks deal with somebody from Russia. Suddenly you can see that they are a little careful, or mindful of the Russian speakers. Or maybe acknowledge their authority somehow, because Russia is right next door, and they're big neighbors and many of these countries depend on Russia for even migrant labor. A large number of migrants go work in Russia that send money back home that helps the economy of the country, and of course, their families.
In this video, a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel discusses the relationship between the various demographic groups.