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Saturday, September 22, 2012

''Russia strengthens its hand in Central Asia''

From The Hindu via 'There are no Sunglasses'

''Russia has consolidated its strategic positions in Central Asia by extending the long-term lease on its military facilities in Kyrgyzstan and securing the shutdown of a United States base in the former Soviet republic.

In exchange, Russia agreed to write off nearly $500 million in Kyrgyzstan’s debt and pledged to uplift its near bankrupt economy.''

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