The pro-Kremlin organisation that is recruiting Russian Kazakhs openly states large swathes of Kazakhstan should be annexed by Moscow.
Faced with waning popularity, Russian President Vladimir Putin may have miscalculated the ramifications of arresting opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as Russians take to the streets.
Many Lebanese say that Hizbullah, whose chief, Hassan Nasrallah, was subordinate to Soleimani, is at the root of the country's problems.
Russian politicians and journalists are saying if Kazakhstan doesn't acknowledge that parts of the country were 'gifts from Russia' then maybe the Kremlin should take them back.
The bill would grant the Russian president and his family immunity from prosecution for any crime committed during their lifetimes. They also will be exempt from searches, arrests or questioning.
Moscow must reveal the circumstances of the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny, says the OPCW, while Damascus faces sanctions over multiple chemical attacks on civilians.
Economically and politically vulnerable, Kyrgyzstan faces enormous pressure from Moscow and Beijing as it tries to transfer power legitimately through democratic elections.
Political changes in former Soviet republics, including the October revolution in Kyrgyzstan, are angering the Kremlin and putting Russian President Vladimir Putin on the defensive.
Experts say the abrupt cooling in relations between Moscow and Bishkek is linked to how Kyrgyz authorities have disrupted the Kremlin's plans, acting contrary to Russia's dictates.
Moscow seized on a difficult time for Ashgabat in order to ratify the document, and the implications of the development are concerning, local analysts warn.