What happens when a former Ottoman Pasha, sentenced to death in absentia finds himself in Central Asia? If you’re Enver Pasha, you first align with the Bolsheviks before jumping ship and joining the Basmachi. Learn how Enver led the Basmachi until his death in a small village in eastern Bukhara.

If you enjoyed this episode, please donate to our Patreon

Read More: Episode 43-The Russian Civil War: Enver Pasha and the Basmachi

Donate to the National Network Abortion Funds

Donate to other Abortion Funds and Clinics

Help Pakistan

Edhi Foundation

Sahara for Life Trust

Shahid Afridi Foundation

Helping Hand for Relief and Development

Dawn Relief  

Balochistan Youth Action Committee

Hands Pakistan

Stand with Ukraine

Sign Syria Campaign’s Petition Demanding Social Media Companies Fight Disinformation about the Syrian War

Do Not Suffocate the Truth

Ten Ways to Support the Truth about the Syrian War

Donate to the White Helmets


The Basmachi or Freeman’s Revolt in Turkestan 1918-1924 by Martha B. Olcott

The Basmachi Movement from Within: An Account of Zeki Velidi Togan by H. B. Paksoy

Some Aspects of the Basmachi Movement and the Role of Enver Pasha in Turkestan by Mehmet Shahingoz and Amina Akhantaeva

An Ottoman Warrior Abroad: Enver Pasha as an Expatriate by Suhnaz Yilmaz

Enver Pasha in Central Asia Support for the National Struggle Documentation in the Moscow Archives by Hazratali Tursuny and Mrs. Moldabaevayy

Enver Pasha and the Basmaji Movement in Central Asia by S. R. Sonyel

Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR by Adeeb Khalid

Central Asia: a History by Adeeb Khalid

Russian-Soviet Unconventional Wars in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Afghanistan by Robert F. Baumann

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s