Kyrgyzstan

7 February 2019
Cyber Tournament Is Last Straw for Bishkek Opera Head

Traditionalists denounce decision, while others say the publicity can only benefit the venerable institution.

 
5 February 2019
Bishkek Hints at Beefed Up Russian Military Presence

America’s imminent exit from Afghanistan could give impetus for a second Russian base in Kyrgyzstan.

 
9 January 2019
Kyrgyzstan Instagram Star Comes of Age and Flies the Nest

The Internet’s vast potential for self-expression seems more relevant in Central Asia than ever before. From Eurasianet.

By Chris Rickleton
 
19 November 2018
Kyrgyzstan Catches Quinoa Fever Premium

Local farmers are eager to try the high-value grain, but lack of equipment and red tape are holding them back.

 
12 November 2018
Getting the Message Across Premium

In an unusual program, artists team up with NGOs from Russia and Central Asia to tell their stories in visually striking ways.

By Kate Syme-Lamont
 
15 October 2018
Cold Welcome in Kyrgyzstan for Potential Tourist Visa-Free Regime With China Premium

Opponents argue that the liberalization of visas for tourists may lead to influx of unregistered workers.

 
Kyrgyzstan first day of school
13 September 2018
Kyrgyzstan Rebuffs Turkish Takeover of Gulen Schools Premium

Officials tell Ankara’s ambassador not to meddle and deny reports Gulen followers may soon be deported.

 
9 August 2018
Kyrgyzstan’s North-South Road to Corruption

A new investigation reveals another side of Chinese infrastructure projects in Central Asia: elite corruption. From openDemocracy.

By Satina Aidar
 
Usenov
2 August 2018
Kyrgyzstan’s Most Wanted Ex-Premier Pops Up in Belarus Premium

Daniyar Usenov was convicted of brutal crackdown on demonstrators in 2010  “color revolution.”

 
5 June 2018
Killing Exposes Persistence of Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan Premium

Although the custom can lead to years in prison, women are still regularly forced into marriage.

 

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