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Posted inCaucasus, Central Asia, Regions

Central Asia Comes Back to Russia

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 […]