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Руската федерация и постсъветска Централна Азия. 1991–2014
The Russian Federation and Post-Soviet Central Asia. 1991–2014

Author(s): Louisa Revyakina
Subject(s): History, Diplomatic history, Economic history, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Russian Federation; post-soviet Central Asian republics; Eurasian Economic Community; Eurasian Economic Union; Commonwealth of Independent States

Summary/Abstract: The article is dedicated to the relations between the Russian Federation (RF) and the five post-soviet Central Asian republics in the period 1991–2014. Following the breakup of the USSR relations between these states are considered against the background of integration, which was raised as an issue already at the time of organisational shaping of the Commonwealth of Independent States, but was designed in more specific terms and boosted in recent years in connection with the implementation of the idea of establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union. The article follows the bilateral economic, political and military relations of the Russian Federation with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kirgizstan and Tajikistan. Attention is paid to the geopolitical role of projects like GUAM, SCTO and SCO with respect to Central Asia. The article makes an analysis of the specificity of RF’s policy under presidents B. Yeltsin and V. Putin. The article touches upon issues concerning the impact of the policy of the USA, EU, China and Turkey in Central Asia on the relations between the Russian Federation and the Central Asian republics.

  • Issue Year: 33/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 232-272
  • Page Count: 41
  • Language: Bulgarian