Kobozev arrived in Turkestan in 1918 and tried to bring order to the region. Facing resistance from the Russian Settlers, he turned to the Muslim population and created different political and governmental opportunities for them. One such opportunity was the Central Bureau of Muslim Communist Organizations of Turkestan (the Musburo). However, when the Muslims start using the language and principles of Communism against the Bolsheviks and with a horrible famine and ethnic strife increasing, it becomes clear that a military man is needed to bring order to the region

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