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Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
May 30, 2019

Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.

Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills
May 25, 2017

Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills

By Catherine Putz
Practice makes perfect, right? Tajikistan and Russia to hold counterterror drills next week.
Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan
March 28, 2017

Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
On Monday, both Russia and the United States began separate military training drills with Tajik forces.

Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
March 01, 2017

Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit

By Catherine Putz
No huge headlines emerged from the trip, which was a walk down familiar paths and repetition of familiar phrases.

Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat
November 08, 2016

Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat

By Catherine Putz
Realistically, Dushanbe didn't have much leverage on Moscow over allowing fights from the newest Russian airport.

Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
June 16, 2016

Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
100 new tanks and armored personnel carriers purportedly arrived at Russia’s largest military base abroad.

No Accreditation for RT in Tajikistan
February 08, 2016

No Accreditation for RT in Tajikistan

By Casey Michel
RT has been trying since 2014 to open a bureau in Tajikistan, but as of yet its reporters can't operate in the country.
Why Is Russia Cutting Troops in Tajikistan?
February 05, 2016

Why Is Russia Cutting Troops in Tajikistan?

By Catherine Putz
Last year Russia said it was going to increase its presence in Tajikistan, and now it’s not.

Fear of Terrorists Ripples from Paris to Moscow
November 17, 2015

Fear of Terrorists Ripples from Paris to Moscow

By Catherine Putz
A deputy speaker in the State Duma floated the idea of restricting entry to Russia for citizens of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Russia's Putin Finds Time for Central Asia Amid Birthday Celebrations
October 08, 2015

Russia's Putin Finds Time for Central Asia Amid Birthday Celebrations

By Catherine Putz
Between airstrikes on Syria and ice hockey, Russian President Vladimir Putin made time for his Central Asian allies.

CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS
September 15, 2015

CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS

By Catherine Putz
Could Russian troops return to the Tajik-Afghan border? Only if asked.
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.

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