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Russian Troops Back to Afghan Border?

After several years of trying (fruitlessly) to convince Moscow to cough up rent for the Russian bases in his country, Russia has offered Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon even more troops. Might this be an offer he cannot refuse?

Viktor Ivanov, the Kremlin's anti-drug tsar, says Moscow could again help protect Tajikistan's long and porous border with Afghanistan, RFE/RL reports. International anti-narcotics officials say the Tajiks could use the help.


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