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Russia Fearmongering About Afghan Refugees
August 24, 2021

Russia Fearmongering About Afghan Refugees

By Catherine Putz
Putin is warning of “militants under the guise of refugees” in an effort to dissuade Central Asian states from cooperating with U.S. evacuation efforts.

With Eyes on Afghanistan, Russian Military Exercises in Central Asia
August 04, 2021

With Eyes on Afghanistan, Russian Military Exercises in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, Russian diplomats continue to press support for a negotiated settlement between Kabul and the Taliban, with a side of shade thrown at the Americans.
Russia’s Victory Day Guests
June 25, 2020

Russia’s Victory Day Guests

By Catherine Putz
Who showed up to Moscow’s rescheduled Victory Day parade?

St. Petersburg Blast Suspect a Kyrgyz-Born, Russian Citizen
April 05, 2017

St. Petersburg Blast Suspect a Kyrgyz-Born, Russian Citizen

By Catherine Putz
Authorities say 22-year old Akbarjon Jalilov carried out the attack. The motive has not been identified.

Eurasian Economic Union Leaders Meet in Astana
June 01, 2016

Eurasian Economic Union Leaders Meet in Astana

By Catherine Putz
Despite uneven progress, the talks focused on continued expansion and cooperation with other regional economic vehicles.

China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union
March 10, 2016

China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union

By Catherine Putz
Beijing’s economic endeavors in Central Asia are off to a better start than Russia’s. Don't expect that to damage ties.

How Putin Plans to Fight Terrorism in Central Asia
October 20, 2015

How Putin Plans to Fight Terrorism in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Fears of spillover from Afghanistan and ISIS have prompted Moscow to increase its military might in Central Asia.
Tajikistan Asks Russia to Extradite Opposition Members
August 17, 2015

Tajikistan Asks Russia to Extradite Opposition Members

By Catherine Putz
Seven men, allegedly members of Group 24, are likely to be sent back to Tajikistan to face trial.

Turkmenistan Says Russia Hasn't Paid for Gas in 2015
July 11, 2015

Turkmenistan Says Russia Hasn't Paid for Gas in 2015

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan has a press problem and other links.

Russia, Crimea and Central Asia
March 19, 2015

Russia, Crimea and Central Asia

By Casey Michel
Central Asian governments have faced some difficult choices in responding to Russian revanchism.

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