As it has over Crimea, Donetsk, Lugansk, Nagorno-Karabakh, Bosnia, Syria and Libya, even opening a park in honor of the late Chechen separatist chieftain Dzhokhar Dudayev.

Russia expects Turkey to refrain from ill-considered statements on Kazakhstan – Zakharova

Moscow expects Turkey to refrain from making ill-conceived statements on Kazakhstan and to avoid attempts to “catch a fish in troubled waters,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, according to Sputnik news agency report.

“We expect that Turkish officials will continue to refrain from such ill-conceived reasoning out loud,” she said during a briefing, commenting on a statement by a Turkish official describing Kazakhstan as a country “that first freed itself from Soviet oppression, and now some forces allegedly threaten to put her under a senseless yoke.”