Good faith noted. Your Cossacks are welcome to visit my tribes in Transcaspia bribe-free. I have a good feeling about this Russian coalition, and we could do with some army support. The only thing that might put a fly in the ointment would be a spy appearing in Madali Khan’s personal space, but I’m confident that won’t happen.
However, I’m worried that some of @whistle_pig’s turn is not legit, and fixing it might change things. Playing Bukharan Jews (for which I would like the bribe, I’m afraid [edit - no bribe due, because of the charismatic courtiers]) requires the spy to be put into the Transcaspia region, so (if I’ve read the rules correctly) it can’t go on Minaret of Jam, but rather on one of the three Transcaspia cards. None of those have foreign spies on them, so I don’t think the battle action can be used, though the move could be, or the tax. But this sort of stuff is @Benkyo’s territory, really.