Stories about Kyrgyzstan from January, 2006
“Snow in Tbilisi”, Hans Heiner Buhr Welcome to the first roundup of the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. We'll take you alphabetically through the countries: Armenia: Onnik Krikorian does a great job writing the first-ever roundups from the Armenian blogosphere. Himself a blogger over...
T-Moor discusses the Kyrgyz president's response to criticism over his appointment of his brother to a government post.
Mountains of Heaven discusses the plight of Kyrgyz women, many of whom are forced into marriages through the local tradition of “bride stealing.”
Registan.net reports that Kyrgyzstan is pressuring its large NGO community and asks whether or not the new government is trying to protect itself from what it might perceive as a source of power that contributed to the fall of the last president.
neweurasia reports on internet usage in Central Asia.
neweurasia reports on the state of Kazakhstan's media.
Registan.net comments on the State Department's decision to move Central Asia to its South Asian Affairs Bureau.
The Golden Road to Samarqand discusses besh barmak (“five fingers”), the Kyrgyz national dish, offering a recipe and detailing customs surrounding the dish.
Mountains of Heaven has the first in what could become a series of Kyrgyz wisdom from 65 year old Azamat. His first bit of wisdom covers the inadequacies of Americans.