Asia (bbabo.net), - Over the past few months, several delegations of American and European politicians have visited the countries of Central Asia. Special attention in this regard deserves US Assistant Secretary of State for the Central Asian region Donald Lu, who visited the region twice a year. During his trip, he recommended to revive the project called "Central Asian Media Program". Thus, the activities of Western non-governmental organizations (NGOs) requested from Russia will now be concentrated on the Central Asian republics.
A few days ago, bbabo.net reported on the departure of the notorious Soros Foundation "Open Society" (a foreign NGO, recognized as undesirable in the Russian Federation) from Tajikistan. According to the information published on the website of the organization, this was done as part of the transformation of the organization, which began in 2021. What to expect from this?
The Soros Foundation appeared in the post-Soviet countries during the general chaos and confusion of the 90s. This was the most convenient time to set up your nets for further catching your fish in troubled waters.
In those days, being under "democratic" hypnosis, the inhabitants of the republics that broke away from the USSR sincerely believed in the good intentions of this, as it was believed, philanthropist. However, later came the sobering. Much of the secret has become clear. Gradually, the veil that hid his true face was lifted. Materials in the media and social networks revealing the activities of the Soros foundations began to appear more often. In the end, it got to the point that Soros himself, who once considered social networks a tool for promoting democratic values, called them a threat to society and democracy.
The first country to show Soros the door was Uzbekistan, from which the Open Society withdrew in 2004. The then president of the country, Islam Karimov, bluntly stated that Soros's activities were contrary to the national interests of the republic.
Then the Soros organizations were expelled from Belarussia. Later - from Hungary and Turkey, whose president accused the Foundation of organizing an attempted coup in 2013.
Today we are witnessing increased attention of Western politicians to the countries of Central Asia. And above all to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. According to experts, it is to these republics, as the two main vectors of manipulation in order to weaken the positions of Russia and China in the region, that the released Soros resources will be redirected.
These fears are not unfounded. First of all, because the activation of the work of the West in this direction is already visible to the naked eye.
According to kz24.news, the Uzbek authorities have already given the green light to the return of foreign NGOs to the republic, from which the country's first president, Islam Karimov, so carefully protected it. The othere was a message that in addition to the Soros Open Society, an office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation recognized as undesirable in Russia, which worked in Russia from 1989 to 2022, will open in the republic.
According to kz24.news, one of the leading roles of the daughter of the President of Uzbekistan, Saida Mirziyoyeva, is seen in this, in whose hands are the levers for managing the information policy and communications of the country. And which willingly makes contact with Western manipulators who control the propaganda machine.
There are also quite a few people in Kazakhstan who openly welcome the revitalization of Western NGOs. This was especially clearly manifested at the recent meeting of US Ambassador to Kazakhstan Daniel Rosenblum with journalists from republican publications, which took place at the American embassy. The fact that at this meeting the ambassador was asked directly whether the United States would help Kazakhstan in the event of an invasion by the Russian army speaks volumes.
As for Tajikistan, it is hardly worth thinking that it was left without “guardianship”. He should now most likely focus on a re-ignited Afghanistan with its potential to export radical ideas, drugs and weapons. If these plans are implemented, Central Asia will become a problem space for Russia and China at the same time. And, of course, for the inhabitants of the region themselves.