Kyrgyzstan

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

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Introduction

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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kyrgyzstan - Wikipedia
kyrgyzstan - CIA World Fact Book
kyrgyzstan - BBC
kyrgyzstan - Timeline - BBC

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Kyrgyzstan: Security services claim reporters took money for investigation - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Security services claim reporters took money for investigation  Eurasianet

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan border dustup prompts rapid-reaction diplomacy - EurasianetUzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan border dustup prompts rapid-reaction diplomacy  Eurasianet

Kyrgyzstan: Fresh arrest shows how screws are tightening on civil society - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Fresh arrest shows how screws are tightening on civil society  Eurasianet

Kyrgyzstan reports 28 new COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaKyrgyzstan reports 28 new COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Biggest growth in food prices was seen in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Belarus among EAEU in April - AKIpressBiggest growth in food prices was seen in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Belarus among EAEU in April  AKIpress

Coronavirus: The strangers reaching out to Kyrgyzstan's lonely teenagers - BBC NewsCoronavirus: The strangers reaching out to Kyrgyzstan's lonely teenagers  BBC News

SpiceJet connects cargo to Kyrgyzstan and Egypt - STAT TimesSpiceJet connects cargo to Kyrgyzstan and Egypt  STAT Times

Kyrgyzstan to lift most coronavirus-linked restrictions - ReutersKyrgyzstan to lift most coronavirus-linked restrictions  Reuters

Kyrgyzstan: President pleads for sovereign debt restructuring - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: President pleads for sovereign debt restructuring  Eurasianet

WFP Kyrgyz Republic Country Brief, April 2020 - Kyrgyzstan - ReliefWebWFP Kyrgyz Republic Country Brief, April 2020 - Kyrgyzstan  ReliefWeb

GIEWS Country Brief: Kyrgyzstan 20-May-2020 - Kyrgyzstan - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Kyrgyzstan 20-May-2020 - Kyrgyzstan  ReliefWeb

Kyrgyzstan Should Grant Rights Defender His Freedom - Human Rights WatchKyrgyzstan Should Grant Rights Defender His Freedom  Human Rights Watch

Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan meets Kyrgyz nationals lodged in Saharanpur prison - Republic World - Republic WorldAmbassador of Kyrgyzstan meets Kyrgyz nationals lodged in Saharanpur prison - Republic World  Republic World

Another Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border - The DiplomatAnother Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border  The Diplomat

A Power Grab in Kyrgyzstan - Open Society FoundationsA Power Grab in Kyrgyzstan  Open Society Foundations

Gulbara Dadyvaeva: Community pharmacist, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - World Health OrganizationGulbara Dadyvaeva: Community pharmacist, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan  World Health Organization

Kyrgyzstan's Forgotten Role in World War II - The DiplomatKyrgyzstan's Forgotten Role in World War II  The Diplomat

The Biggest Party In Kyrgyzstan Continues To Splinter Amid Infighting - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyThe Biggest Party In Kyrgyzstan Continues To Splinter Amid Infighting  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

32 child suicides registered in Q1 in Kyrgyzstan, 13 during Covid-19 pandemic - AKIpress32 child suicides registered in Q1 in Kyrgyzstan, 13 during Covid-19 pandemic  AKIpress

Fighting flares again on Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan border - EurasianetFighting flares again on Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan border  Eurasianet

Kyrgyzstan ambassador meets 21 Jamaatis lodged in Saharanpur jail for 60 days - Times of IndiaKyrgyzstan ambassador meets 21 Jamaatis lodged in Saharanpur jail for 60 days  Times of India

Kyrgyzstan: Draft bill threatens to drive NGOs against the wall - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Draft bill threatens to drive NGOs against the wall  Eurasianet

CPJ joins letter expressing concern about Kyrgyzstan media restrictions during pandemic - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineCPJ joins letter expressing concern about Kyrgyzstan media restrictions during pandemic  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Tajikistan Accuses Kyrgyzstan Of 'Destabilizing' Border Situation After Another Shooting - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTajikistan Accuses Kyrgyzstan Of 'Destabilizing' Border Situation After Another Shooting  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Kyrgyzstan: Rapper voices nation's angst in the time of coronavirus - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Rapper voices nation's angst in the time of coronavirus  Eurasianet

Kyrgyzstan: Distance-learning exposes weaknesses of education system - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Distance-learning exposes weaknesses of education system  Eurasianet

Kyrgyzstan defense services capture active associate of radical organization - MENAFN.COMKyrgyzstan defense services capture active associate of radical organization  MENAFN.COM

Iran sends humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan to fight coronavirus - New EuropeIran sends humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan to fight coronavirus  New Europe

Majlis Podcast: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Show Dissatisfaction With Eurasian Economic Union - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyMajlis Podcast: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Show Dissatisfaction With Eurasian Economic Union  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Polish medics bring Italian COVID-19 experience to Kyrgyzstan with WHO support - World Health OrganizationPolish medics bring Italian COVID-19 experience to Kyrgyzstan with WHO support  World Health Organization

China delivers more medical supplies to Kyrgyzstan to help fight COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina delivers more medical supplies to Kyrgyzstan to help fight COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Kyrgyzstan: Few Choices Amid Rising Abuse - Institute for War and Peace ReportingKyrgyzstan: Few Choices Amid Rising Abuse  Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Kyrgyzstan: Supreme Court swats away Askarov appeal, dooming him to die in prison - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Supreme Court swats away Askarov appeal, dooming him to die in prison  Eurasianet

Kyrgyzstan to ease coronavirus restrictions - ReutersKyrgyzstan to ease coronavirus restrictions  Reuters

Kyrgyzstan reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, 1748 in total - Trend News AgencyKyrgyzstan reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, 1748 in total  Trend News Agency

Kyrgyzstan abolishes curfew but emergency mode continues - New EuropeKyrgyzstan abolishes curfew but emergency mode continues  New Europe

Chinese websites claim Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan part of China; draws ire of Central Asia - Zee NewsChinese websites claim Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan part of China; draws ire of Central Asia  Zee News

Parents of students stranded in Kyrgyzstan appeal to government to bring their kids back - Hindustan TimesParents of students stranded in Kyrgyzstan appeal to government to bring their kids back  Hindustan Times

Kyrgyzstan confirms 21 new COVID-19 cases, 1138 in total - AKIpressKyrgyzstan confirms 21 new COVID-19 cases, 1138 in total  AKIpress

Kyrgyzstan reports 35 new COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaKyrgyzstan reports 35 new COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

FAO, WFP to jointly support Kyrgyz rural families to combat COVID-19 - Trend News AgencyFAO, WFP to jointly support Kyrgyz rural families to combat COVID-19  Trend News Agency

Former Director of State Communications Agency of Kyrgyzstan arrested - AKIpressFormer Director of State Communications Agency of Kyrgyzstan arrested  AKIpress

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan border representatives agreed on ceasefire - AKIpressKyrgyzstan, Tajikistan border representatives agreed on ceasefire  AKIpress

Iranian ambs. holds meeting with economy min. of Kyrgyzstan - Mehr News Agency - English VersionIranian ambs. holds meeting with economy min. of Kyrgyzstan  Mehr News Agency - English Version

Germany to allocate Ä500000 to Kyrgyzstan to prepare for elections in 2020-2021 - AKIpressGermany to allocate Ä500000 to Kyrgyzstan to prepare for elections in 2020-2021  AKIpress

Kyrgyzstan repatriates over 1,000 citizens from Turkey - Anadolu AgencyKyrgyzstan repatriates over 1,000 citizens from Turkey  Anadolu Agency

Kyrgyzstan reports 60 new COVID-19 cases, 1,722 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaKyrgyzstan reports 60 new COVID-19 cases, 1,722 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Now, Chinese websites claim Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan part of China; draws ire of Central Asia - WIONNow, Chinese websites claim Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan part of China; draws ire of Central Asia  WION

Kyrgyzstan adds 68 COVID-19 cases, total at 1,662 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaKyrgyzstan adds 68 COVID-19 cases, total at 1,662 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Special flights to bring stranded Kashmiris from Dubai, Kyrgyzstan - Greater KashmirSpecial flights to bring stranded Kashmiris from Dubai, Kyrgyzstan  Greater Kashmir

SpiceJet operates first Kyrgyzstan and Egypt services with cargo operations via Ras Al Khaimah - CAPA - Centre for AviationSpiceJet operates first Kyrgyzstan and Egypt services with cargo operations via Ras Al Khaimah  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Atameken Business Channel Opens Studio in Kyrgyzstan - Astana TimesAtameken Business Channel Opens Studio in Kyrgyzstan  Astana Times

FAO to provide technical support to Kyrgyzstan to fight the locust - AKIpressFAO to provide technical support to Kyrgyzstan to fight the locust  AKIpress

Kyrgyzstan criticizes food trade restrictions during COVID outbreak - IEG PolicyKyrgyzstan criticizes food trade restrictions during COVID outbreak  IEG Policy

Majlis Podcast: The Legacy Of The 2010 Osh Violence - Big News NetworkMajlis Podcast: The Legacy Of The 2010 Osh Violence  Big News Network

Kyrgyzstan to resume domestic services from Jun-2020 | CAPA - CAPA - Centre for AviationKyrgyzstan to resume domestic services from Jun-2020 | CAPA  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan consider proposals to stimulate investment co-op - Trend News AgencyTurkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan consider proposals to stimulate investment co-op  Trend News Agency

Kyrgyzstan reports 30 new COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaKyrgyzstan reports 30 new COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Kyrgyzstan's coronavirus tracking app alarms privacy advocates - EurasianetKyrgyzstan's coronavirus tracking app alarms privacy advocates  Eurasianet

Kyrgyzstan thanks Kazakhstan for help fight pandemic - KazinformKyrgyzstan thanks Kazakhstan for help fight pandemic  Kazinform

UN urges Kyrgyzstan to reconsider amendments to law on non-profit organizations - AKIpressUN urges Kyrgyzstan to reconsider amendments to law on non-profit organizations  AKIpress

Fed Up Kyrgyz Forge Ahead with Online Protests - The DiplomatFed Up Kyrgyz Forge Ahead with Online Protests  The Diplomat

Nonstop train carrying goods over longest distance en route from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahNonstop train carrying goods over longest distance en route from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Uzbek President To Visit Eastern Region Following Ethnic Clashes - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyUzbek President To Visit Eastern Region Following Ethnic Clashes  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Rising Kashmir - Rising Kashmir Daily English NewspaperRising Kashmir  Rising Kashmir Daily English Newspaper

Head of EU Delegation to Kyrgyzstan supports UN's call to reconsider introduction of amendments to law on non-profit organizations - AKIpressHead of EU Delegation to Kyrgyzstan supports UN's call to reconsider introduction of amendments to law on non-profit organizations  AKIpress

Kyrgyzstan health retreat and horse milk: an experience - The Canberra TimesKyrgyzstan health retreat and horse milk: an experience  The Canberra Times

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Speaks with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov on the Phone - MFA ChinaState Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Speaks with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov on the Phone  MFA China

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan hold events dedicated to Abaiís 175th anniversary - Kazakh TVKazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan hold events dedicated to Abaiís 175th anniversary  Kazakh TV

ITFC supports food relief program in Kyrgyzstan during COVID-19 crisis - DevdiscourseITFC supports food relief program in Kyrgyzstan during COVID-19 crisis  Devdiscourse

Kyrgyzstan searches for new centers of infection, Tajikistan starts short-term courses for health workers - Kazakh TVKyrgyzstan searches for new centers of infection, Tajikistan starts short-term courses for health workers  Kazakh TV

Aviation Safety: Commission adopts new EU Air Safety List - EU NewsAviation Safety: Commission adopts new EU Air Safety List  EU News

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kyrgyzstan up 24, including 3 medical workers - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaConfirmed COVID-19 cases in Kyrgyzstan up 24, including 3 medical workers - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Kyrgyzstan - Sugar beet area falls by 47% in 2020 - The leading business intelligence service on global sugar and sweetener markets - AgraNetKyrgyzstan - Sugar beet area falls by 47% in 2020 - The leading business intelligence service on global sugar and sweetener markets  AgraNet

Former Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament Dies From COVID-19 - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyFormer Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament Dies From COVID-19  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Kyrgyzstan reports 74 new COVID-19 cases - AzerNewsKyrgyzstan reports 74 new COVID-19 cases  AzerNews

Pak students in Kyrgyzstan urge govt for repatriation - The NationPak students in Kyrgyzstan urge govt for repatriation  The Nation

Millions of migrants across Russia, Central Asia, 'teetering on the brink', as UN launches urgent appeal - UN NewsMillions of migrants across Russia, Central Asia, 'teetering on the brink', as UN launches urgent appeal  UN News

35 Armenian nationals to return from Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan - ???????????? ????? ???????35 Armenian nationals to return from Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan  ???????????? ????? ???????

Evacuate people stranded in Kyrgyzstan: Renzushah - Greater KashmirEvacuate people stranded in Kyrgyzstan: Renzushah  Greater Kashmir

Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks cautiously, anxiously, eye return to familiar patterns - EurasianetKazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks cautiously, anxiously, eye return to familiar patterns  Eurasianet

COVID-19 pandemic puts Central Asia's resilience to the test - Atlantic CouncilCOVID-19 pandemic puts Central Asia's resilience to the test  Atlantic Council

Kyrgyz civil rights rally to be held in Bishkek - Foreign BriefKyrgyz civil rights rally to be held in Bishkek  Foreign Brief

Rival Protests Outside Trial Of Former Kyrgyz President - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyRival Protests Outside Trial Of Former Kyrgyz President  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Dashboard: Coronavirus in Eurasia - May 4-10 - EurasianetDashboard: Coronavirus in Eurasia - May 4-10  Eurasianet

Coronavirus continues to spread in Eurasian nations - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus continues to spread in Eurasian nations  Anadolu Agency

Second phase of Vande Bharat Mission to begin from May 16 - The HinduSecond phase of Vande Bharat Mission to begin from May 16  The Hindu

Cement exports from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan fall sharply - Trend News AgencyCement exports from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan fall sharply  Trend News Agency

Kyrgyzstan: Walnut and coniferous forests of Western Tian Shan expanded by 300 hectares - Times of Central AsiaKyrgyzstan: Walnut and coniferous forests of Western Tian Shan expanded by 300 hectares  Times of Central Asia

Ladakh Shuts Down Against Analyst P Stobdanís Comments On Dalai Lama As India-China Tensions Rise - Outlook IndiaLadakh Shuts Down Against Analyst P Stobdanís Comments On Dalai Lama As India-China Tensions Rise  Outlook India

Former President Atambayev Barred From His Own Trial - The DiplomatFormer President Atambayev Barred From His Own Trial  The Diplomat

KCCI for immediate evacuation of stranded students from Kyrgyzstan - Kashmir ReaderKCCI for immediate evacuation of stranded students from Kyrgyzstan  Kashmir Reader

Iran, Kyrgyzstan discuss Palestine issue - Mehr News Agency - English VersionIran, Kyrgyzstan discuss Palestine issue  Mehr News Agency - English Version

Stranded In Russia With No Money, Desperate Central Asian Migrants Face Tough Choices - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyStranded In Russia With No Money, Desperate Central Asian Migrants Face Tough Choices  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Post-Pandemic Central Asia: Moving Beyond 'Helicopter Money' - The DiplomatPost-Pandemic Central Asia: Moving Beyond 'Helicopter Money'  The Diplomat

The Coronavirus Threatens China's Belt and Road Loans - The New York TimesThe Coronavirus Threatens China's Belt and Road Loans  The New York Times

Kyrgyz Culture Ministry plans to hold events of state importance online in 2020 - AKIpressKyrgyz Culture Ministry plans to hold events of state importance online in 2020  AKIpress

Rising nationalism tests China's uneasy partnerships in Central Asia - East Asia ForumRising nationalism tests China's uneasy partnerships in Central Asia  East Asia Forum

Rubles in the Near Abroad: Eurasian economic disunion - EurasianetRubles in the Near Abroad: Eurasian economic disunion  Eurasianet

Vande Bharat's Phase II: Air India to open bookings on select repatriation flights from India on Thursday - The New Indian ExpressVande Bharat's Phase II: Air India to open bookings on select repatriation flights from India on Thursday  The New Indian Express