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In 1825 Khokand authorities established the fortress of "Pishpek" in order to control local caravan-routes and to collect tribute from Kyrgyz tribes.
In 1926 the Communist Party of the Soviet Union renamed the city as Frunze, after the Bolshevik military leader Mikhail Frunze (1885–1925), who was born there.In 1868 a Russian settlement was established on the site of the fortress under its original name, "Pishpek".It lay within the General Governorship of Russian Turkestan and its Semirechye Oblast.At the same time, Bishkek still preserves its former Soviet feel with Soviet-period buildings and gardens prevailing over newer structures.Bishkek is also the country's financial center, with all of the country's 21 commercial banks headquartered there.The central part of the city is laid out on a rectangular grid plan.
The city's main street is the east–west Chui Avenue (Chuy Prospekti), named after the region's main river. Along or near it are many of the most important government buildings and universities. The westernmost section of the avenue is known as Deng Xiaoping Avenue.
Originally a caravan rest stop (possibly founded by the Sogdians) on one of the branches of the Silk Road through the Tian Shan range, the location was fortified in 1825 by the Uzbek khan of Kokhand with a mud fort.
In the last years of Kokhand rule, the fortress was led by Atabek, the Datka.
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The site was redeveloped from 1877 onward by the Russian government, which encouraged the settlement of Russian peasants by giving them fertile land to develop.