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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To adapt to a changing climate, Kyrgyzstan looks to the past - Cosmos

Cosmos

To adapt to a changing climate, Kyrgyzstan looks to the past
Cosmos
A prelude to the growing season, the last week of May usually marks the onset of summer in Kyrgyzstan, a mountainous Central Asian republic about the size of Nebraska. In preparation for the hotter months ahead, flock-owners gather their sheep and ...



Halal industry proposed to be introduced in Kyrgyzstan - AzerNews

AzerNews

Halal industry proposed to be introduced in Kyrgyzstan
AzerNews
The working group included representatives of ministries and departments, as well as representatives of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims in Kyrgyzstan, the National Academy of Sciences, the Islamic University of Kyrgyzstan, and other institutions.



'Kyrgyzstan cannot fully meet the needs of the domestic market' - FreshPlaza

'Kyrgyzstan cannot fully meet the needs of the domestic market'
FreshPlaza
At a recent government meeting, Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziyev sharply criticized the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Land Reclamation. According to Abylgaziev, the country cannot fully meet the needs of the domestic ...



Kyrgyzstan survives on money made by migrant workers, but it doesn't know how to spend it - Open Democracy

Open Democracy

Kyrgyzstan survives on money made by migrant workers, but it doesn't know how to spend it
Open Democracy
She says that residents of her village in the Batken region of Kyrgyzstan frequently leave to work abroad. There's never enough jobs here in Leylek district, which is bordered by Tajikistan on three sides. There are no new enterprises being opened.



Taking the Stratotanker to Kyrgyzstan - Fence Post

Fence Post

Taking the Stratotanker to Kyrgyzstan
Fence Post
I don't remember if I told you about my trip with the Air Force from the Grand Forks Air Base in North Dakota to the air base in Kyrgyzstan. The base was located on the Manas airport near Bishkek. A photographer and I traveled via KC 135 Stratotanker ...



In Kyrgyzstan, warming brings less water - and more conflict - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thomson Reuters Foundation

In Kyrgyzstan, warming brings less water - and more conflict
Thomson Reuters Foundation
KOK TAL, Kyrgyzstan, Nov 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the Kyrgyz village of Kok Tal, it is the jarring sound of Bahadyr Mamatgapirov's mobile phone that breaks the serenity of dawn. "Get here soon if you need water for your farm," he abruptly ...

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Young activists tell President about issues of agriculture in Kyrgyzstan - Trend News Agency

Trend News Agency

Young activists tell President about issues of agriculture in Kyrgyzstan
Trend News Agency
The opening of the Republican Youth Congress of Kyrgyzstan took place at Ala-Archa state residence. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov took part in the official part of the event, kabar.kg reports. Young activists and enterprising businessmen told the ...



New Armenian ambassador to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan appointed - Arka News Agency (press release)

Arka News Agency (press release)

New Armenian ambassador to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan appointed
Arka News Agency (press release)
YEREVAN, November 12. /ARKA/. Armenian President Armen Sarkissian issued a decree on Monday recalling Ara Sahakyan, Armenia's ambassador to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (residence in Astana). The president issued also another decree appointing ...



Kyrgyzstan's 1st Satellite to be Built by Young Women - Via Satellite

Via Satellite

Kyrgyzstan's 1st Satellite to be Built by Young Women
Via Satellite
A group of young women are building a cubesat in Kyrgyzstan, aiming to build and launch the country's first satellite before 2020. Women account for less than 10 percent of Kyrgyzstan's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) graduates, ...
Young Women Build Kyrgyzstan's First SatelliteVoice of America
Sky's not the limit: Young women build Kyrgyzstan's first satelliteMalay Mail
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Kyrgyzstan's international reserves grow first time since beginning of 2018 - AzerNews

AzerNews

Kyrgyzstan's international reserves grow first time since beginning of 2018
AzerNews
For the first time since January 2018, the gross international reserves of Kyrgyzstan have grown by 18.11 million dollars, 24.kg reported referring to the website of the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan. In October, the reserves reached 2,108.75 billion ...