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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A minute expansion of Kant and an agreement on hydropower cooperation were some of the outcomes of Putin's visit to Kyrgyzstan.



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Former presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov canceled plans to return to Kyrgyzstan, a year and a half after he fled the country.



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Dutch landscape photographer Albert Dros visits Kyrgyzstan and returns with incredible images. See the beautiful photos he took in this former Soviet republic.



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President of Kyrgyzstan meets with UFC champ Valentina Shevchenko - Bloody ElbowPresident of Kyrgyzstan meets with UFC champ Valentina Shevchenko  Bloody Elbow

The President of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, met with Valentina Shevchenko during the UFC flyweight champion latest tour of her native Kyrgyzstan.



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Laos and Mongolia both have three points each while Tajikistan are yet to open their account.



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Speed cameras throughout Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East were smashed, burned and spraypainted last week.



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The UFC flyweight champion received a hero's welcome when she returned to her homeland on Monday.



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UNICEF Will Use Blockchain Technology to Put Internet in Every Kyrgyzstan School - BeInCryptoUNICEF Will Use Blockchain Technology to Put Internet in Every Kyrgyzstan School  BeInCrypto

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Putin: Belt and Road fits with Eurasian Economic Union goals - Washington PostPutin: Belt and Road fits with Eurasian Economic Union goals  Washington Post

Russian President Vladimir Putin says China's Belt and Road infrastructure initative meshes.



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AKIPRESS.COM - The Mission of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was fielded in Kyrgyzstan between 25 March 25 to 19 April 2019 ...



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DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An art exhibit called Wisdome in downtown Los Angeles is where videos are projected high up onto the domed ceilings.



Soviet Modernism: Exploring Central Asia's ornate architectural style - CNNSoviet Modernism: Exploring Central Asia's ornate architectural style  CNN

Traveling across Central Asia's former Soviet republics, Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego captured the largely unknown modernist ...



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English Assessment on Kyrgyzstan about Agriculture, Education, Aged Persons, Children and more; published on 24 Apr 2019 by WFP.



Kazakh tourism professionals seek out new attractions among nation's eastern wilds, atop its horses - Astana TimesKazakh tourism professionals seek out new attractions among nation's eastern wilds, atop its horses  Astana Times

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Turkish Red Crescent to extend a helping hand in Ramadan - Daily SabahTurkish Red Crescent to extend a helping hand in Ramadan  Daily Sabah

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All eyes in Kyrgyz Republic on where gripping power struggle between President Jeenbekov and predecessor Atambayev goes from here.



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Kyrgyzstan: Security services in waiting as exiled politician mulls return - EurasianetKyrgyzstan: Security services in waiting as exiled politician mulls return  Eurasianet

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The Kremlin has confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to visit Kyrgyzstan, but no clear date has been set.



Russian, Kyrgyz Troops To Hold Counterterror Drills In Eastern Kyrgyzstan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyRussian, Kyrgyz Troops To Hold Counterterror Drills In Eastern Kyrgyzstan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

BISHKEK -- Some 2,000 Russia and Kyrgyz troops are getting ready to launch joint counterterrorism exercises in eastern Kyrgyzstan. The September 26 ...



Kyrgyzstan authorities betray nerves over anti-China rumblings - EurasiaNetKyrgyzstan authorities betray nerves over anti-China rumblings  EurasiaNet

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan are in damage-limitation mode as they engage a rearguard battle against the appearance of anti-Chinese sentiments.



Interview: How Not to Fight Terrorism in Kyrgyzstan - Human Rights WatchInterview: How Not to Fight Terrorism in Kyrgyzstan  Human Rights Watch

Central Asian governments fear that Islamist armed groups like ISIS are moving closer to the region. As part of efforts to stop these groups from gaining a ...



Anti-China Protesters Fined In Kyrgyzstan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyAnti-China Protesters Fined In Kyrgyzstan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Demonstrators who protested against Beijing's policies towards the indigenous Muslim peoples of China's northwestern Xinjiang region have been fined.



To Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity - The DiplomatTo Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity  The Diplomat

Gender violence is a pervasive problem in Kyrgyzstan. A local NGO is trying to address it by working with men.