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Stories about Kyrgyzstan
25 November 2014
Videos of Kazakh children in ISIS training camps have gone viral. Now the government is engaged in a futile damage limitation exercise.
24 November 2014
Over two decades' worth of state intrigue and corruption has forced Kyrgyz citizens to be cynical about anything the government wants them to do, especially if it involves submitting fingerprints.
21 October 2014
The seven figure budget of Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains may not raise eyebrows in Hollywood, but in Kyrgyzstan the film has divided movie-goers and spurred an Oscar charge.
9 October 2014
Plov, a Central Asian meat, rice and carrot staple, is becoming a delicacy in London and New York, where regional culinary traditions are pleasing locals and expatriates alike.
7 October 2014
Are the wives of Central Asia's authoritarian presidents the power behind the throne or just highly placed women subject to the same raw deal as many others in the region?
22 September 2014
South Korea is an unheralded but important partner to the post-Soviet states of Central Asia, serving both as a destination for Central Asian migrants and a source of regional trade.
20 September 2014
Criminals, parliamentarians - what is the difference? According to a recent discussion on a popular news platform in Kyrgyzstan, not very much.
9 September 2014
Since the beginning of summer the Kyrgyz government has been warning of coming electricity shortages. With autumn already here, many Kyrgyzstanis are anticipating the arrival of a cold, dark winter.
27 August 2014
Semyon Chuikov's 1948 painting "Daughter of Soviet Kyrgyzia" was once so popular it became a post stamp. Sixty-six years later Chuikov's muse is getting repainted with an iPad and earphones.
20 August 2014
Dennis Keen's beautifully written blogs have exposed English speakers to some inaccessible elements of Central Asian culture. So, why is he now waxing lyrical about Soviet-era manhole covers?