Half of Europe - Slavic people and most of them chose a colors of Russian flag.I mean when they choose iran's flag(upside down version of it) as their flag, and when they interpret each color of it the same as ours in their constitution, and when their president changes his surname from russian version (Rahmonov) to persian version (Rahmon), It has some meanings. right?
Iran's case is different from turkey. Turkey has just some linguistic ties with some central asian countries, and they say that we have been in Central Asia before. but we are the same group of people, and the same ethnicity, who has lived in the same country for more than 2000 years, before Russians capture those lands, and every single piece of our culture, and thoughts, ... are the same. FYI, Takiks consider themselves as the inheritors of samanids and Khorasan and Bukhara , and many of them consider themselves more Iranian than us!
And it does not mean a damn . Exept Serbia.
So all of these connections 2000 - year-old , they are well spoken at history conferences. The reality is that Russia in a few years completely restore control over Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan - USA Manas Air Force Base start to output and is completely eliminated in the summer of 2014.
Russian military bases on the contrary, expanding and technics updates . Russia in a few years will spend $ 1 billion to upgrade the Kyrgyz army and 200 million - Tajik one.