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Why is Russia’s Neighborhood in Flames?

There’s been a wave of turmoil among former Soviet republics. After President Sooronbay Jeenbekov’s resignation on Thursday, Kyrgyzstan has now seen three of its presidents toppled in 15 years. Armenia and Azerbaijan are seeing their worst fighting in nearly three decades, and in Belarus thousands of people are demanding President Alexander Lukashenko step down after disputed elections. We take a double look at what’s happening in these former Soviet states and what it could mean for Russia.


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