One of the main barriers seems to be the lack of information on Tajikistan on the Net. However, there are numerous pages offering travel and other information.
Links to helpful webpages for would-be visitors to Tajikistan:
Asia Plus, a privately owned local weekly newspaper, with general information and up-to-date news in English and Russian.
The BBC’s Country Profile of Tajikistan, in English
The main Internet service provider’s website, with a few links to other sites. Russian and English.
"Tajikistan on the Net"! A guide to basic information on Tajikistan provided by Tajiks. Includes a section on the Tajik sense of humor. Russian and English.
A page by Mr. David Straub with a wealth of information on language, culture, the personal homepages of Tajik people, photos, and - most importantly - HOW TO GET THERE. Unfortunately, some of the links are outdated - but you can contact Mr. Straub by e-mail, since it’s posted there.
At the bottom, you can find pictures of Tajik people.
A very comprehensive resource.