A press-centre for Russian and foreign journalists is to be opened soon in Tajikistan, said Russian President's aide Sergey Yastrzhembsky at a Tuesday press-conference. He labeled the press-centre as a working site for the upcoming press-conference of Alexander Markin, commander of the Russian Border Service forces in Tajikistan. The briefing will be devoted to the situation on the Tajik-Afghan border. Yastrzhembsky noted that the press-centre is being set up to help the Russian and foreign journalists working in Tajikistan. He named the address of the press-centre in Dushanbe - 6, Shiradi St. and the telephones of the Russian embassy in Tajikistan: 21-10-85 and 21-10-45 to apply for accreditations.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now