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· July, 2005

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from July, 2005

Kyrgyzstan: Don’t pack your bags

Registan.net is reporting that US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld's visit to Kyrgyzstan had its intended effect; the US presence at the airbase in Manas will continue indefinately.

Kyrgyzstan: It’s not Kafkaesque, but it is boring

David Read, who writes the Kyrgyzstan blog Pretend You're Dread, has been trying to get a birth certificate for his son and get married to his girlfriend. Unfortunately, the Kyrgyz...

avari/nameh: muslim+democracy=kyrgyzstan

The blog avari/nameh has an insightful post about the democratic example that Kyrgyzstan is setting for the Islamic world. Link via Registan.net.

Registan.net » Election Photos

Registan.net points to some great photos of the Kyrgyzstan election.

Democracy in Central Asia :: Alan’s Electoral Observation Report :: July :: 2005

Alan Cordova went and observed Kyrgyzstan's recent elections; apparently, they do some things a little bit differently there–including playing “Living la Vida Loca” at the polling places.

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