17 June 2002 MOSCOW, 17 June (Gazeta.Ru)–Last week brought especially pleasant tidings for Moscow. Uzbekistan officially withdrew from the GUUAM, an “anti-Russian” union with Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova that was established in 1997 as a counterbalance to Russia’s influence in the post-Soviet era. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov also agreed with his counterparts from […]

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