Kyrgyzstan

Country Kyrgyzstan
Capital Bishkek
Continent Asia
Currency Som(KGS)
Languages Kyrgyz & Russian

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A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990. Subsequent presidential elections in July 2005 were won overwhelmingly by former prime minister Kurmanbek BAKIEV. Over the next few years, the new president manipulated the parliament to accrue new powers for himself. In July 2009, after months of harassment against his opponents and media critics, BAKIEV won re-election in a presidential campaign that the international community deemed flawed. In April 2010, nationwide protests led to the resignation and expulsion of BAKIEV. He was replaced by Acting President Roza OTUNBAYEVA who called for new elections in six months time. Continuing concerns include: endemic corruption, poor interethnic relations, and terrorism.

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Bishkek Circus - Atlas Obscura

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Bishkek Circus
Atlas Obscura
Designed in 1976, this UFO-shaped structure was built to welcome circus acts from around the world—or, more likely, from around the USSR. Unlike many structures of its kind, the Bishkek Circus still functions as an actual circus to this day. In fact ...



Kyrgyzstan: Supreme Court upholds ex-prosecutor-general's sentence - Times of Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan: Supreme Court upholds ex-prosecutor-general's sentence
Times of Central Asia
BISHKEK (TCA) — Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court has upheld a suspended prison sentence against opposition politician and the country's former Prosecutor-General Aida Salyanova, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported. The Supreme Court heard Salyanova's ...



Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan discusses bilateral ties with Ambassadors of Korea, Sweden in Moscow - AKIpress (press release)

AKIpress (press release)

Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan discusses bilateral ties with Ambassadors of Korea, Sweden in Moscow
AKIpress (press release)
Kyrgyzstan | politics | 10:06, 23 May 2018 | 113. AKIPRESS.COM - Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Russia Bolot Otunbayev met with Plenipotentiary Minister of South Korean Embassy in Russia Kha Te-ek, the Embassy's press service said... To Read the Full ...



Kyrgyzstan Wants UN Action On Uranium Tailings - OOSKA News

OOSKA News

Kyrgyzstan Wants UN Action On Uranium Tailings
OOSKA News
"Understanding the consequences of the risk, we should make all efforts together and prevent such a development of events. Addressing this problem is one of the most important long-term priorities for Kyrgyzstan. The ecological problem of uranium ...



Kyrgyzstan to conduct certification of roads - Trend News Agency

Trend News Agency

Kyrgyzstan to conduct certification of roads
Trend News Agency
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22. Trend: Certification of roads will be introduced in Kyrgyzstan in 2018, the Minister of Transport and Roads Zhamshitbek Kalilov said, Kyrgyz media reported May 22. "For this purpose, a mobile laboratory has been purchased, and ...



Sanjay Dutt and Nargis Fakhri PARTY with Torbaaz team in Kyrgyzstan - Free Press Journal

Free Press Journal

Sanjay Dutt and Nargis Fakhri PARTY with Torbaaz team in Kyrgyzstan
Free Press Journal
It is a known fact that the Sanjay Dutt, Nargis Fakhri starrer Torbaaz is now yet again on track in Kyrgyzstan. The film, which has been in the making for quite some time now, has kicked off its new schedule and the actors are more than thrilled to ...
Sanjay Dutt to star in 'Prasthanam' remake, film to go on floor on Nargis' birth anniversaryZee News

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CPJ welcomes positive development in Kyrgyzstan, calls for Askarov's release - CPJ Press Freedom Online

CPJ Press Freedom Online

CPJ welcomes positive development in Kyrgyzstan, calls for Askarov's release
CPJ Press Freedom Online
Atambayev said he based his decision on "the positive changes" in Kyrgyzstan's media environment, according to an official statement published on the website of the ruling Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, which Atambayev currently heads.



Kyrgyz Republic: Safety Nets Alert Platform (SNAP) Country Dashboard - April 2018 - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

Kyrgyz Republic: Safety Nets Alert Platform (SNAP) Country Dashboard - April 2018
ReliefWeb
HIGHLIGHTS. It is expected that the current-account deficit will narrow to an annual average of 5.2% of GDP in 2018-19, despite rising import demand owing to a resurgence in remittances. The increase in gold prices in 2018 will lead to higher export ...

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Government of Kyrgyzstan to allocate 50000 som for transportation of cargo 200 - AKIpress (press release)

AKIpress (press release)

Government of Kyrgyzstan to allocate 50000 som for transportation of cargo 200
AKIpress (press release)
AKIPRESS.COM - The Government of Kyrgyzstan adopted a resolution on measures concerning compensations concerning transportation of bodies of citizens of Kyrgyzstan, who died abroad, to homeland, the Foreign Ministry reported... To Read the Full ...



Representatives of Kyrgyzstan and Mordovia discuss important issues in Russia ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup - AKIpress (press release)

AKIpress (press release)

Representatives of Kyrgyzstan and Mordovia discuss important issues in Russia ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup
AKIpress (press release)
AKIPRESS.COM - Representatives of Kyrgyzstan and Mordovia on May 21 met in the city of Saransk (Russia) to discuss the important issues ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the press service of the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Russia said... To Read the Full ...