After the collapse of the Soviet Union and Vladimir Putin's coming to power in Russia, the Kremlin launched the "land regaining" project. In fact, it's about "reunification" of the former Soviet republics into a kind of USSR 2.0, regardless of whether their will.
However, instead of what Moscow sought to be an unhindered absorption of the post-Soviet countries, a "parade of colour revolutions" unfolded with a major anti-Russian pretext.
This is not the first alarm bell ringing for Putin's regime. Initially, it was Ukraine, then came Belarus, and now Kyrgyzstan... And it appears this is just the beginning.
The nations that were once part of the Soviet Union have had a full taste of "friendship and partnership" with Russia, having long realized implications of Moscow's insidious moves. This includes economic and political instability, violations rights and freedoms, and most importantly, outright backwardness in everything.
The situation in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan clearly confirms this. Those who strike deals with Moscow, or rather whom the Kremlin promises (or even guarantees) to ensure stability and investment, ultimately face hardships, crisis and devastation. In fact, this is exactly what the Russian government needs – to exercise full control over post-Soviet republics after weakening them as much as possible (and therefore making them incapable of ensuring own sovereignty). The idea is to unite such fragile countries around a "strong and fraternal" Russia.
Massive rallies have been ongoing in Belarus for two months already (since early August) contesting the presidential election outcome. After Russians intervened by providing comprehensive assistance to the illegitimate President Alexander Lukashenko, the situation escalated even more. This boiled down to more atrocities against peaceful protesters, more detentions, revocation of foreign journalists' accreditation, and widespread torture becoming one of the main intimidation tools.
Russia, however, is not working to save Lukashenko personally – they are rather interested in retaining the Lukashenko regime toward the implementation of Putin's long-standing goal – unification with Belarus by setting up the so-called Union State.
Before the latest elections, Lukashenko was refusing to fully integrate with Russia, but now he will do pretty much anything to stay in power.
In Belarus, as in Kyrgyzstan, there are no clear and obvious leaders of protest movements – those who actually attend rallies and coordinate crowds. Protesters act chaotically with no coordination whatsoever. The Kyrgyz people, however, have clearly been pro-active in defending their political rights.
Everything must to be done as quickly as possible and, what's most importantly, unexpectedly, even if there are no leaders in the streets. Then the further unfolding of "revolutions' parade" would be inevitable. Such a parade means the weakening of the Kremlin's sphere of influence – an indicator proving the Russians can no longer hold even what's been within Moscow's orbit for the last century.
The statement by Galnara Dzhurabaeva, a member of the Kyrgyz Central Election Commission, is worth noting: "I believe that with this election campaign we have compromised ourselves, and therefore the best and most rightful decision in this case would be to step down early."
Unlike the CEC of Belarus, the Kyrgyz election officials turned out to have enough dignity and conscience to be able to admit mistakes and side with the nation. It's for the sake of their citizens that they work (unlike Belarus – where the CEC has been acting against people's will).
The Colossus' shadow
The Russian Federation resembles the Colossus of Rhodes statue – while its shadow is really vast, the monument itself is unstable and rather fragile. Russia is trying to reunite the remnants of the empire – at any cost, without even earning the international status and authority alike that of the former USSR.
But one thing is clear that every failed project by Russia to "reunite lands" and retain grip on their sphere of influence (now there are more and more of such failures) brings us closer to a strong wind of change, which will bring down the Colossus – Putin's criminal regime.
The latest developments in Kyrgyzstan confirm what's already obvious – every region where Russia interferes, intervenes to "ensure stability" sooner or later faces devastation, becoming a smouldering crisis zone.