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Kyrgyzstan

Country archive · 132 posts


Latest stories about Kyrgyzstan

15 March 2014

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“I Am Scared to Live in This Country”: Crowd Attacks Women's Rights Activists in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan's capital, an angry crowd attacked women's rights activists whom they mistook for Christian missionaries.

1 March 2014

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Ukraine's Capital After Yanukovich, Through a Kyrgyz Blogger's Eyes

A Kyrgyz blogger writes about his three-day trip to Kyiv observing everyday life in the city after the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovich.

14 February 2014

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Despite Bans, Central Asians Observe Valentine's Day

Looking at how people in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan observed Valentine's Day.

23 January 2014

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Kyrgyz Woman Abducted for Marriage Tells Her Story on Twitter

A young woman was recently kidnapped for marriage in Bishkek. After police saved her from the kidnappers, the woman told the story of her "nightmare" on Twitter.

6 December 2013

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Like Father, Like… Kyrgyz Opposition Leader's Son Gets Arrested

"Like father, like son" is the most popular theme in netizen reactions to the recent arrest of a controversial Kyrgyz politician's son on theft charges.

9 October 2013

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Amid More Political Discord, Kyrgyzstan's Media Suffers

As Kyrgyzstan's Kumtor gold mine continues to stir political friction, anonymous "sources" cited by mainstream media claim to have all the answers.

24 September 2013

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Disagreements over 2010 Ethnic Violence still Troubling Kyrgyzstan

Attacks on a film festival screening a documentary about a prominent ethnic Uzbek human rights activist are a sore reminder that ethnic relations in Kyrgyzstan are still highly charged.

6 September 2013

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Kyrgyzstan Plagued by Bubonic Media Coverage

Last month an incident of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan sparked sensationalist coverage, particularly in the Russian media. Now the chances of an epidemic have been discounted, netizens appeal for calm.

22 August 2013

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Kyrgyz Press: Shocking Titles, Latest Tattle

Kyrgyz newspapers are hotbeds of hearsay. Thanks to Gezitter.org, a blog translating their pages into Russian, non-Kyrgyz readers can also enjoy - or endure - the barrage of gossip.

14 August 2013

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Tempers Flare at Kyrgyzstan's Favorite Lake

Conflicts on the shores of Kyrgyzstan's flagship holiday destination, Lake Issyk-Kul, are eating away at one of the republic's chief sources of income - tourism.

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