Moscow Using New Customs Union to Extend Influence in Central Asia

Having already been pummeled by rising fuel prices and political instability in recent months, the creation of a Customs Union among Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia threatens to deal yet another economic blow to Kyrgyzstan, and is exerting pressure on Bishkek to decide whether to cast its lot with

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David Trilling is the Central Asia news editor for EurasiaNet.

Moscow Using New Customs Union to Extend Influence in Central Asia

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