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Russian soft power meets resistance in Central Asia

Kiyevskaya Street is one of the busiest in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek. Monumental Stalin-era architecture, elegant lamp-poles, flower-beds and two lines of tall poplars make it a hot spot for locals. What makes it even more popular is a spacious campus bustling with activity and teeming with thousands of young residents. It is a magnet for […]