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Russia: Unrest as a Foreign Policy Tool

Apr 28, 2010 | 12:08 GMT
A picture showing supporters of the Kyrgyz interim government hold a rally in Bishkek on May 14, 2010 against the actions the pro-Bakiyev movement in the south of the country.

Supporters of the Kyrgyz interim government hold a rally in Bishkek on May 14, 2010 against the actions the pro-Bakiyev movement in the south of the country.

(VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

Since the April 7 revolution in Kyrgyzstan, it has become clear that Russia was involved in stirring up the social unrest in the country. Kyrgyzstan showed that Russia is capable of creating "color revolution"-style uprisings in countries where it wants to increase its influence. This ability is creating concerns for many countries, from Central Asia to Central Europe and China....

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