April 8, 2010

Kyrgyzstan: A Win for Putin?

Simon Tisdall, The Guardian

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The US is on the back foot in Central Asia after Vladimir Putin appears to be winning a round in the new Great Game

Protesters try to take a rocket-propelled grenade from a riot policeman during clashes in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Photograph by Reuters

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin moved quickly today to recognise the new powers-that-be in Kyrgyzstan while disavowing any role in the overthrow of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's regime. "Neither Russia, nor...

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TAGGED: Tulip Revolution, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Vladimir Putin, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia

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