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11 April 2010

Unrest in Kyrgyzstan

Trouble has again erupted in the former Soviet republic (now an independent country) of Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic). Since independence in 1991, and then the subsequent Tulip Revolution of 2005, political stabiity has been difficult to come by, primarily because of ongoing corruption issues and the failure to the government to develop any sort of firm economic basis for the country's citizens.

1 comment :

Igor said...

Not surprising that Russia may have had some role in inciting the unrest. See the Washington Post story, Russia Helped Fuel Unrest in Kyrgyzstan. There is a pattern of Russian behavior at work in the last 10-12 years to re-create what once was the USSR.