The Ferghana Valley During Perestroika, 1985-1991
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The Ferghana Valley needs the international community's presence, especially on those issues that require joint decisions by two or more of the valley's adjacent republics. At present the main countries engaged in economic and social development work in the Ferghana Valley are China, Russia, and the United States. Because the three governments viewed the UN Ferghana Valley Development Programme as impartial, it successfully extended its work into all three republics of the Ferghana Valley. The international community also quickly engaged with issues of ecology in the Ferghana Valley. The Ferghana Valley is an integral part of the Central Asia strategies of all the great powers. Although Kyrgyz investors are nominally part of this project, it is likely that the power plant will end up entirely in Russian hands, thus further changing the political dynamics of electric power in all three sectors of the Ferghana Valley.