Putin’s lonely Russia

The fallout of the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine includes Russia’s loss of influence over ex-Soviet republics, which Moscow viewed as strategic buffer zones against potential enemies. Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 9, 2022, in Moscow. © Getty Images Only Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko supports Vladimir Putin’s war

China and Turkey are capitalizing on Russia’s weakness in Central Asia

Russias’s influence will be diminished for many years to come Of all post-Soviet leaders, only Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko remains loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is one of the signs that Russia – the former imperial center – is […]

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