"You are confusing us with the Americans or the experience that we 'carried over' from the Soviet times," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
"Afghanistan and the wider Central Asian region constitute part of Russia's 'southern underbelly,' a term that underscores the sense of vulnerability it feels along its southern border," Tracey German of the Defence Studies Department at King's College London told Newsweek.
Police in Moscow broke up the fight outside Kuzminki metro station, southeast of the Russian capital, with "most participants" from "Central Asian countries."
The coronavirus epidemic has created the temptation to forgo the complicated peace process and to simply withdraw our troops. This is the very last thing America should be doing.
Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent has been floated as a potential location for a meeting between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban.
After less than a year in office Mirziyoyev has called for dropping entry and exit visas.
The businessman jailed by the late Islam Karimov calls on his successor to introduce reforms.
Islam Karimov passed away after nearly three decades in power.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev declared his country will remain neutral, unlike neighbours.
Since the Soviet collapse Uzbekistan has had no leader besides strongman Islam Karimov.
The flight was traveling from Cairo to Beijing when it had to divert due to security fears.
The 63-year-old former MP served more than double his original sentence.
Gulnara Karimova has been stuck in her mansion since February over allegations that run the gamut from corruption to black magic. Oh, and her dad's the president.