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
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China, Kyrgyzstan border forces hold exercises to stop arms ...
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Chinese and Kyrgyzstan border forces held exercises on Tuesday in China's Xinjiang region to bolster defenses against the smuggling of weapons, China's ...
China, Kyrgyzstan hold anti-terror drill in Xinjiang - Xinhua | English ...Xinhua
China, Kyrgyzstan hold anti-terror drill in XinjiangRadio Pakistan (press release)
China and Kyrgyzstan conduct anti-terrorist drill on border area ...Global Times

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Russia Talking with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Over Military Deployment to Syria - LobeLog

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Russia Talking with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Over Military Deployment to Syria
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Russia is in talks with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan about sending troops to Syria, senior Russian and Turkish official have said. “Negotiations are now going on, a process is being worked out so that Russian military police can contribute to providing ...
Russia wants to use CSTO in SyriaModern Diplomacy

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Kyrgyzstan vows to step up cooperation with Russia - TASS

Kyrgyzstan vows to step up cooperation with Russia
TASS
BISHKEK, June 28. /TASS/. Kyrgyzstan's authorities plan to expand all-encompassing and mutually beneficial partnership with Russia, the Central Asian republic's Parliament Speaker Chynybai Tursunbekov said at the meeting with Russia's State Duma ...



Drills to combat weapons smuggling - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Drills to combat weapons smuggling
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Police officers spring into action as part of an anti-terror exercise in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China on the border with Kyrgyzstan yesterday. The troops were simulating weapons smuggling by militants from Kyrgyzstan into China.

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Switzerland and Aga Khan Foundation support earthquake-affected people in Kyrgyzstan - Times of Central Asia (subscription)

Switzerland and Aga Khan Foundation support earthquake-affected people in Kyrgyzstan
Times of Central Asia (subscription)
BISHKEK (TCA) — The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Aga Khan Foundation and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation in Kyrgyzstan have joined forces to support the most vulnerable households in Chon Alai district of Osh oblast in south ...

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Kyrgyzstan: election campaigning co-opts Islam - Times of Central Asia (subscription)

Kyrgyzstan: election campaigning co-opts Islam
Times of Central Asia (subscription)
Political scientists are predicting that candidates in Kyrgyzstan's upcoming presidential elections will try to court growing religious feeling in the country to win over voters. Although it remains a secular state in which all citizens have equal ...



Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan deny reports they are in talks with Russia to send troops to Syria - Washington Post

Washington Post

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan deny reports they are in talks with Russia to send troops to Syria
Washington Post
Reports that Russia is trying to persuade Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to send troops to Syria have sparked confused and carefully worded denials from those two countries. Vladimir Shamanov, head of the defense committee of Russia's State Duma, told the ...
Source: Kyrgyzstan ponders over sending military contingent to SyriaAMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Reportedly Asked About Sending Troops To 'Monitor' SyriaRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Russia In Talks With Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Over Military Deployment to SyriaEurasiaNet
AKIpress (press release) (subscription) -Sputnik International
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Daniyar Jusubaliyev appointed Head Coach of national boxing team of Kyrgyzstan - AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

Daniyar Jusubaliyev appointed Head Coach of national boxing team of Kyrgyzstan
AKIpress (press release) (subscription)
AKIPRESS.COM - Daniyar Jusubaliyev was appointed a Head Coach of Kyrgyzstan's boxing team until 2020 Olympic Games, a high level International Boxing Association (AIBA) judge Mukash Yrsaliyev told Sport Akipress... You are trying to access paid-for ...



Three sentenced to imprisonment over Chinese embassy blast in Kyrgyzstan - Global Times

Three sentenced to imprisonment over Chinese embassy blast in Kyrgyzstan
Global Times
Three sentenced to imprisonment over Chinese embassy blast in Kyrgyzstan. Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/6/28 9:24:12. A Kyrgyz court on Tuesday sentenced three defendants to imprisonment who were involved in a terrorist attack at Chinese embassy in ...

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EDB predges €16 million for rehabilitation of tailings in Kyrgyzstan ... - AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

AKIpress (press release) (subscription)

EDB predges €16 million for rehabilitation of tailings in Kyrgyzstan ...
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AKIPRESS.COM - The parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, defense and security of Kyrgyzstan on June 27 passed the 3rd reading of ratification of the ...

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