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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Father is caught kicking toddler son as he lies on the floor because he couldn't stand up in the snow in Kyrgyzstan - Daily Mail

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Father is caught kicking toddler son as he lies on the floor because he couldn't stand up in the snow in Kyrgyzstan
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A father in Kyrgyzstan was filmed forcefully kicking his son because the toddler was not able to stand up in the snow. Shocking video shows the father, who has been reported by local media as 50-years-old, kicking the child across the pavement in ...
Shocking moment cruel dad filmed kicking toddler son on the floor simply 'because he couldn't stand up on the snow'The Sun
The horrible way a father reacted on camera to his son falling in the snow has him in deep troubleRare.us

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British AFP Journalist Says Banned From Kyrgyzstan - RFE/RL - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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British AFP Journalist Says Banned From Kyrgyzstan - RFE/RL
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A British journalist working for the French news agency AFP says he has been denied entry to Kyrgyzstan upon arrival and told he was banned from the ex-Soviet republic in Central Asia.
Kyrgyzstan Orders Deportation of AFP Central Asia CorrespondentEurasiaNet

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Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward - The Diplomat

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Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
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Kyrgyzstan says it is withdrawing the complaints it had registered against Kazakhstan with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The border, as we've been following, became mired in increased customs checks imposed by ...
Kyrgyzstan Says It Will Withdraw Complaint Against Kazakhstan At WTORadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Experience yurts, boorsoks and mountains at this Kyrgyzstan gem - Independent Online

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Experience yurts, boorsoks and mountains at this Kyrgyzstan gem
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Experience yurts, boorsoks and mountains at this Kyrgyzstan gem. Travel / 7 December 2017, 4:00pm / Travel Writer. At Happy Nomads Yurt Camps in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, travellers get to experience the nomadic life among locals. Picture ...



Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Dispute on Track for Resolution, but Risks Remain - The Jamestown Foundation

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Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Dispute on Track for Resolution, but Risks Remain
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Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are the only two countries of Central Asia that participate in regional economic integration as members of the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). While bilateral relations have historically been cordial, with Kazakhstan ...
What Does Kazakhstan's New Military Doctrine Reveal About Relations With Russia?EurasiaNet

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Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations? - The Diplomat

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Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?
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It's been a tense two months between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, but the two presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev and Sooronbai Jeenbekov met on November 30 on the sidelines of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit in Minsk, Belarus ...

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Kazakhstan: A New Player In Kyrgyzstan's Politics - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Kazakhstan: A New Player In Kyrgyzstan's Politics
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On November 23, one day before Jeenbekov took the oath of the office of Kyrgyzstan's president, Tokaev posted another tweet about Atambaev. "WikiLeaks published comments of U.S. Ambassador [Stephen] Young based on information of Turkish doctors about ...



Kyrgyzstan Inaugurates New President In Peaceful Transfer Of Power - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Kyrgyzstan Inaugurates New President In Peaceful Transfer Of Power
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Kyrgyzstan's new president has been inaugurated in the capital, Bishkek, in a first peaceful transfer of power between elected presidents in the region. Sooronbai Jeenbekov replaces President Almazbek Atambaev, who was constitutionally barred from ...
Kyrgyzstan: New President Takes Office in Historic HandoverEurasiaNet
Kyrgyzstan rejects authoritarian trend in Central AsiaEast Asia Forum
Kyrgyzstan inaugurates new presidentAnadolu Agency
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Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan Leaders Meet, Raising Hopes of Rapprochement - EurasiaNet

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Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan Leaders Meet, Raising Hopes of Rapprochement
EurasiaNet
The leaders of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan met during a regional security summit in Minsk on November 30 for talks that have raised hopes that a bitter squabble between their nations could be settled. Newly elected Kyrgyz leader Sooronbai Jeenbekov and ...
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan vow to improve relationsTrend News Agency

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Compromise Agreement Resolves Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Gridlock - EurasiaNet

Compromise Agreement Resolves Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Gridlock
EurasiaNet
The gridlock on Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan's border has reportedly been loosened following the signing of a document that could begin to thaw the diplomatic frost between the two nations. A roadmap setting the terms for border inspections was signed on ...