The 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s Independence was ruined by the death of the country’s first and only president, Islam Karimov. This turn of events could present some serious dangers for the future of this Central Asian republic, some of which are of direct interest for Europe, in particular, and the West in general.
It is for this reason that the absence of European leaders at the funeral and the visit, albeit after the funeral, of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the gravesite of the l...

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