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· March, 2006

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from March, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Wireless Broadband

David Read, a blogger in Bishkek, writes about the trials and tribulations of getting a wireless broadband connection in Kyrgyzstan.

Central Asia: Brookings Conference

Both neweurasia and Registan.net report on the Brookings Institution's conference earlier this week on regional cooperation and integration in Central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan: The Students & The Anniversary

The Golden Road to Samarqand discusses student attitudes on the first anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's Tulip Revolution.

Kyrgyzstan: A Year After

Writing from Bishkek, David Read discusses the muted public reaction in Kyrgyzstan on the first anniversary of last year's revolution and the lack of notable progress under the new government.

Central Asia: Visual delights

On The Registan, CXW has found one of the best ever online photo galleries featuring the works of Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig who has travelled extensively throughout the region.

Central Asia: Opinion polls

James of neweurasia posts the excerpts of a seminar on public opinion polls in Central Asia in general, and Tajikistan in particular. The results reveal some very interesting tendencies.

Kyrgyzstan: One year on

Sandro of Kyrgyzstan Students is being bitter about the first anniversary of the ‘Tulip Revolution’ whereas Amira over at The Golden Road to Samarqand talked to some students who hold...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Lunch – by Dushanbe Pictures, Erik Petersson, 2006 With that fresh portion of Tajik plov on your plate, we bid you welcome to the latest roundup of the Central Asian...

Central Asia: Happy Nawruz!

Ataman Rakin wishes “Happy Nawruz” and gives some background information on the festivities that are celebrated in all Central Asian states.

Kyrgyzstan: Celebrate the “Revolution?” II

neweurasia reports that the debate amongst politicians over whether or not to make March 24th a holiday to mark the first anniversary of the Tulip Revolution is getting heated..

Kyrgyzstan: Student Blog

A new blog written by students of universities in Bishkek and Karakol, Kyrgyzstan has launched with a post written by a law student criticizing the country's president.

Kyrgyzstan: Aksy

Today is the anniversary of the 2002 killing of 6 protesters in the Aksy region of Kyrgyzstan's Jalalabad province. neweurasia has a post commemorating the anniversary.

Kyrgyzstan: Celebrate the “Revolution?”

neweurasia covers the debate over whether or not to celebrate the first anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's Tulip Revolution. The debate also encompasses whether or not what took place can even rightly...

Kyrgyzstan: Allah's Rooster

Registan.net has news of a rooster in Kyrgyzstan's city of Osh that reportedly says “Allah” over and over again. The chicken is credited with turning at least a few people...

Central Asia: Snow Leopards

James of neweurasia says that economic incentives may be behind the rise in Central Asia's snow leopard population. Their numbers, though, are still dangerously low.

Kyrgyzstan: Revolution Day

The Golden Road to Samarqand reports on the planning of festivities to mark the first anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's revolution, in which protests caused the collapse of Askar Akaev's government.

Belarus: “Denim Revolution” Unlikely to Succeed

Sean Guillory guest-blogs at Publius Pundit on the upcoming election in Belarus: current president Aleksandr Lukashenko, opposition leader Aleksandr Milinkevich, opposition youth group “Zubr” – and the unlikeliness of another...

Central Asia: Navruz

The Golden Road to Samarqand notes that Navruz is on its way and looks at the different ways that the holiday is celebrated in Central Asia.

Central Asia: Social Change

Columbia's Harriman Institute held a conference on assessing social change in Central Asia today. Musing Under The Tenement Palm liveblogged the sessions (keep scrolling down).

Central Asia: Evangelical Missionaries

Amira at The Golden Road to Samarqand writes about Christian evangelicals in Central Asia, and pleas for more understanding and respect among both missionaries and local governments and societies.

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