Country sees a clampdown on independent media and civil society as CSTO troops arrive and a weakened president scrambles to entrench his grip on power.
“Peacekeeping” forces from Russian-led military alliance arrive to help quell protests sparked by local anger at energy price rises.
Analysts fear that Russia may become the country’s only possible electricity supplier.
While some asylum seekers have been moved to temporary accommodation, the underlying issues remain unresolved.
Analysts see build-up as part of a multi-pronged provocation against the West.
Amid mounting crisis, another armed conflict is more plausible than at any other time since the end of the 1992-95 war.
With the exception of Dushanbe, all other regional powers will strictly limit numbers.
Security forces detain prominent opposition figures as peaceful demonstrators are dispersed.
Moscow has offered to act as intermediary in delimitation efforts.
Early elections and a new chief-of-staff unlikely to resolve ongoing crisis.