Interesting pro-democracy developments--in part due to events in Ukraine--may be going on in Kyrgyzstan. It could lead to the first democratic movement in Central Asia. The CIA’s World Factbook has some background info. Both the Russians and the U.S. have a military base in Kyrgyzstan. It borders north of China. I bet Bush will encourage Putin not to make the same mistakes in Kyrgyzstan that he made in Ukraine. Here is the U.S. State Department site on Kyrgyzstan.