BBC Link. After some bloody clashes between the security forces and demonstrators, it seems a new government is in town. Given that Otunbayeva is pro-Moscow, it looks like the Central Asian ball is increasingly in Moscow's court. On the other hand, she was ambassador to both UK and US in her time, so perhaps we have a window of opportunity to increase our influence? Apart from a small reinforcement to the Russian base at Kant, the regional big-boys seem to be holding their own counsel.