Dushanbe, Tajikistan. - Tajik national heroes on the Writers’ Union building in Dushanbe: Omar Khayaam, Saadi, Firdausi, Avicena… They are the same as the national heroes of Iran, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. National borders are recent and artificial in this part of the world. And this is not to mention that the borders are just plain odd. Iranic People separated from Iran ➡ Divide and conquer.