In 1868 the march of invasion reached Bokhara, and in 1873 the oasis of Khiva was conquered and annexed.
Notwithstanding this positive declaration, Khiva was annexed on the 10th of June, 1873.
In other respects, as far as material existence is concerned, the slave in Khiva is not badly off.
He was a Turkoman from Khiva, and belonged to the tribe of Yomut.
But for this article of business Khiva itself could not exist, as the culture of the land is entirely in the hands of the slaves.
All that we had saved up in Khiva was spent by us in Bokhara.
Six months later the conquest of Khiva by Russia was effected.
It is, at any rate, noticeable with reference to the Russian plans in Khiva.
The assertion, that he came to Khiva and died there, belongs rather to the region of fiction.
And here the desert between Gmshtepe and Khiva terminated entirely.