The five former Soviet republics struggle to survive the new Great Game

Life in the

  • TAJIKISTAN has the vainest ruler in Central Asia.
  • Last year Kazakhstan’s GDP per person overtook Russia’s.
  • Britain increasingly looks like two countries, divided over globalisation
  • An ageing alliance hopes that Russia will get the message it is serious
  • But Russia remains the pre-eminent influence.

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The five former Soviet republics struggle to survive the new Great Game


The five former Soviet republics struggle to survive the new Great Game

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