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Central Asia articles on Democracy Chronicles
In modern contexts, all definitions of Central Asia include these five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The largely Muslim region has been increasingly anti-democracy since it broke off as a group from Russia in 1991. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on Russia and Vladimir Putin.
Kazakhstan rallies against Nazarbayev dictatorship are reaching fevered pitch amid public anger
Certain fraud has ensured observers that Kazakh ruling party is abandoning its democracy
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