The Kazakh government has long prioritized projecting an image of stability as an essential driver of investment and legitimacy for foreign and domestic audiences rather than actually addressing underlying sources of unrest. These perceptions of stability have been shattered by the January events and the spillover effects of sanctions.
The Russian labor market is a vital source of employment for many Central Asians; Russia plays key roles in the energy, and energy export, sectors of Central Asia; and Russia remains the guarantor of security in the region.
In 2003 Kocharli opened her first bookstore on fountain square in downtown Baku. She christened her first store Ali & Nino after the popular classic Azerbaijani novel, about a romance between a Muslim Azerbaijani boy and Christian Georgian girl in Baku during the years 1918–1920.
From the very outset of Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, commentators said Transnistria, home to 350,000 people and the site of a depot housing 20,000 tonnes of munitions, could well serve as a theatre for opening “a second front” in Russia’s onslaught.
Guterres acknowledged the failure of U.N. institutions, primarily the Security Council, to resolve the humanitarian crisis in the port – earlier this week he said he had secured a commitment from Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin to allow the U.N. to oversee an evacuation.