Tajikistan: Mixed Reactions Over Russian Base Deal · Global Voices

Posted: October 6, 2012 in Tajikistan

The major agreement signed by the two presidents extended Russia’s lease on a 7,000-troops-strong base in Tajikistan for another three decades. In exchange for this arrangement, Moscow agreed to remove duties on its oil products imported to Tajikistan and to provide better terms for about one million Tajik migrant workers in Russia.

Putin’s visit has sparked significant interest among netizens in Tajikistan. The outcomes and the details of the visit have become important topics for discussion in blogs as well as in social media and on news websites.

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