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Russia Launches Massive Vostok 2018 War Games Together With China

The Russian minister of defense, Army General Sergei Shoigu, and his first deputy, the chief of the General Staff, Army General Valery Gerasimov, took over the country’s Armed Forces in November 2012. Shoigu, a civilian construction engineer with no military background, had served for over 20 years (1991–2012) as head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (a magnified and militarized version of the United States’ Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA).

Expert: Kazakhstan is the first country located along the route of the One Belt, One Road Initiative- the prototype of the new Eastern model of globalization

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev gave new impetus to further relations of the Turkic-speaking states, having noted the great importance of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan in the sphere of political and economic relations, as well as deepening ties in the transport sphere in the long term, Karlygash Nugmanova, doctor of political science, director of the Association of Political Studies, professor, said.