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Cental Asia


Formation of the religious situation is largely determined by the state policy pursued in the sphere of religious relations, and by the state laws on religion. The latter create the conditions for development of a particular system of relationships between the state and religion, and between different religions.


Amidst the background of events in Syria, the problems of Central Asia have been pushed away from the foreground. However, this region (which involves the former Soviet republics that obtained independence in the 1990s) is of particular interest because of the continuity of power observed in major political players of the Muslim world, such as the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Uzbekistan.



While Russia is trying to organize an effective collective defense together with its Central Asian allies in the CSTO, the United States and other NATO member states also intend to develop military and military-technical cooperation with the Central Asian region.


Back in 2010, according to the US embassy, the United States intended to build a modern training center for the armed forces of Tajikistan in the west of the republic, and a similar facility was to be opened in Kyrgyzstan.



During the first ten days of March, Turkmenistan witnessed several highly publicized inspections, dismissals and reprimands of government officials.



Corruption is a major problem that each and every country of the world faces. Many states adopt measures to eradicate corruption; however, so far no country has been able to completely defeat this disease. The anti-corruption policy is a system of measures adopted by a state that are aimed at preventing and combating corruption. To assess the anti-corruption policy of Kyrgyzstan, it would be appropriate to apply to the foreign experience of Georgia and Singapore.



It is already no secret that the United States steadily increase their penetration into Central Asia under the pretext of the Afghan threat. Thus, the Americans have enhanced their contacts with the Central Asian countries in the area of military-technical cooperation, hoping to significantly increase their military presence in the region.



Every publication on matters of Turkey and the Middle East published by famous Russian historian and political analyst Stanislav Tarasov on the website of news agency REX causes our great interest. This time our attention was grasped by his article published on the above-mentioned website on March 9, 2016 under the heading: “The Turkish Nest-Doll: Who Rules the Country and Erdogan?”



The words “Orient” and “Turkey” have for many years been bringing to our minds the images of a wondrous land and wonderful life, bazaars filled with the flavors of oriental spices and exquisite oriental sweets, the famous Turkish Delight and a cup of true Turkish coffee, fashionable hotels and luxurious resorts, cheap gold and “abundant” oil. Women have been losing their heads over tanned, gently-speaking, handsome Turks, who promised so much. Everything else has always been brushed aside and moved to the background.


The Eurasian Economic Union became a geopolitical reality a year ago. Over this period, two new members – Armenia and Kyrgyzstan – have joined its ranks; initiatives on the opportunities for development of the association towards deepening of integration ties on the model of formation and development of the European Union have been spoken of.


On January 22, 2016, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported that the head of state A.Atambaev had signed the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic “On denunciation of the agreement between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Russian Federation on construction and operation of the Kambarata HPP-1 signed in Bishkek on September 20, 2012” and “On denunciation of the agreement between the government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the government of the Russian Federation on construction and operation of the Upper Naryn cascade of hydropower plants signe