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· September, 2005

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from September, 2005

Kyrgyzification of Osh

Damian Wampler reports on efforts to claim as culturally and historically Kyrgyz the ethnic Uzbek city of Osh.


The Golden Road to Samarqand discusses Kyrgyz yurts and poetry about them.

Attacks on Kyrgyz Independent Media

Ben Paarmann discusses attacks on independent media in Kyrgyzstan.

Community Based Tourism in Kyrgyzstan

Amira of The Golden Road to Samarkand writes about community based tourism in Kyrgyzstan, a model that is both inexpensive for travelers and that provides direct benefits to local populations,...

Kyrgyzstan: A different perspective

Peace Corps volunteer Courtney Calvin feels distant from the emotion of Katrina with no moving images and 24-hour news programming to feed it, and reflects upon life “in the news...

Kyrgyzstan: Reaction on Andijon

Registan writes about continuing tensions between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan over allegations that Kyrgyz militants were involved in the Andijon uprising in May 2005.

Kyrgyzstan: Lunching on loam

If you've ever wondered what “geophagy” means, it happens in Kyrgyzstan, and it's explained on Registan.

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