Source Pravda.Ru

Russia starts final phase in handing over control of Tajik-Afghan border to Tajiks

Russia on Monday began the final phase of handing over control of the Tajik-Afghan border to Tajik border guards as part of a plan to fully withdraw Russian border troops from the ex-Soviet republic by 2006.

Russia has helped the impoverished Central Asian nation patrol its border with Afghanistan since 1991. The Tajik-Afghan border is a major trafficking route for illegal drugs from Afghanistan, the world's largest opium producer.

Russian border guards were first to cede control of 112 kilometers (70 miles) of the 247 kilometers (148 miles) the two services still patrol jointly, the Russian border guards' press service said.

Associated Press

Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner

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Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner

Militant Greek atheist Alexis Tsipras betrays his people, Orthodoxy and Russia
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