The $260 million was part of the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund meant to help struggling Kyrgyz farmers. Moscow instead is investing the money into securities inside Russia.
Kazakh health teams battle rising coronavirus cases and substandard Chinese equipment, while the government steps in to help citizens in need.
The viability of the EEU, led by Moscow, once again is being questioned as disunity during the virus outbreak spurs more dissatisfaction.
Moscow's stance on output has sparked a price war and a major drop in crude prices.
Russia's economic performance in 2019 turned out to be even worse than the government's less-than-rosy forecasts.
Russia has used the economic bloc to implement protectionist policies, drawing the ire of Central Asian countries.
The country's banking system was '10-15 years behind modern requirements, said Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Other countries have found the Russian-dominated bloc harmful to their economic aspirations.
'Uzbekistan is making strong progress in transforming its economy and building opportunities to improve people's lives,' said a top World Bank official.
Deprived of its previous sources of revenue, including oil smuggling, the 'Islamic State' is struggling to find alternative means to raise money.