Central Asian Republics
Central Asian Republics, the countries of Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan , Tajikistan , Turkmenistan , and Uzbekistan . Constituent republics of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , they all achieved independence in late 1991.
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