Central Asia celebrates Victory Day amid Russian pressure

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Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Victory day military parade. Moscow, Red Square, May 9, 2022. Screenshot from the Афиша Москвы YouTube channel. Fair use. On April 24, 2022, Tigran Keosayan, a television host and one of the most prominent faces of the Kremlin’s propaganda machine,released a video calling the Kazakhs “cunning-asses” (хитрожопые) for “canceling” the Victory Day parade, threatening Kazakhstan and other former-Soviet states with a Ukraine-like scenario. Keosayan, along with his wife Margarita Simonyan, the head of Russia’s state-owned conglomerate RT (formerly Russia Today)…

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