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Central Asia’s Diverging National Paths After Communism

Friday June 2, 2017

1634 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102






Albuquerque International Association

Phone: (505) 856-7277
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Dr. Russell Zanca of Northern Illinois University lectures on why the USSR self-destructed at the end of 1991.

AIA Lecture: Dr. Russell Zanca, Northern Illinois University, will lecture on the end of 1991, the USSR, whose national anthem proclaimed it to be an “indestructible Union of free republics,” self-destructed. In Central Asia five former republics of that Union — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan — suddenly became free. The results of this lightning — and largely unwanted — independence have been varied but almost universally messy. DINO (Democratic In Name Only) regimes are the norm and some, like Turkmenistan, have become genuinely nightmarish. How and why did this happen? What have been the results and what are the prospects for this important region? For more info:

Lecture: $15/AIA Members, $20/Non-Members; Students (under 30) with ID – Free. Please address checks to AIA and mail to AIA, PO Box 92995, Albuquerque, NM 87199 by May 31. You can also pay on-line with credit card or at the door (cash and check only).