I met Jacques Gourguechon in the beginning of 1994 in the Library of Congress (Washington DC) when we both accidentally revealed common interest in Central Asia. I was paying attention to this subject as a historian, while Jacques – as professional traveler and writer. Since that time our families and we have maintained constant and friendly relations. Jacques has visited Tajikistan two times: in summer of 1995 and fall of 2002. In result, he wrote a book entitled Continue reading Farewell "The Chopin of the Pamir"!