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· April, 2006

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from April, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Kul by Bike

JJ writes about visiting villages on Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-Kul by bike.

Kyrgyzstan: To Build a Yurt

Trent Milam writes about the process of and traditions surrounding the erection of Kyrgyz yurts.

Kyrgyzstan: Stop the Protest

The Golden Road to Samarqand reports that the Kyrgyz government is going to great lengths to prevent people from joining this weekend's planned protests

Central Asia: Beer

Registan.net discusses the rapid rise in beer consumption in Central Asia.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Zhenkov Cathedral, Almaty, Kazakhstan Welcome to the latest roundup from the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you (almost) bi-weekly by neweurasia's Ben, James, Peter and Luke. As usual,...

Central Asia: Corruption in Education

The Golden Road to Samarqand covers corruption in education in Central Asia, describing how corruption works in the Kyrgyz educational system and efforts to combat it in a few countries...

Kyrgyzstan: Corruption in Education

Erica writes about corruption in Kyrgyzstan and the situation in her country at Kyrgyzstan Student Blog.

Kyrgyzstan: Student Attitudes

The Golden Road to Samarqand has an informal survey of student attitudes on political issues in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: A President's Silence

The Golden Road to Samarqand writes that the silence of Kyrgyzstan's president on all the recent troubles in the country hardly inspires confidence.

Kyrgyzstan: A Bridenapping

Col give a play-by-play of her host-sister's abduction and wedding. “Bridenapping” is a tradition in Kyrgyzstan, and at least in this case, the abducted bride knew and liked the groom.

Kyrgyzstan: Baisalov & Stability

Alan Cordova has further thoughts on the attack on NGO head and blogger Edil Baisalov and what it says about the political situation in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Students on Politics

The Golden Road to Samarqand reports on university students’ opinions on the current political situation in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Instability

Registan.net writes about the attempted assasination of Edil Baisalov, the president of the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society and blogger, arguing that it's yet another sign that the political...

Kyrgyzstan: Legislation

Sasha writes about the state of legislation in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Yurts for America

Alan Cordova notes that Kyrgyzstan is offering yurts for $10,000 each for temporary housing for Hurricane Katrina victims. Alan wonders if this is the government's latest get rich quick scheme.

Kyrgyzstan: From Such Darkness…

Larry Tweed, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, writes about the thoughts that follow waking up to the muezzin's morning call to prayer.

Kyrgyzstan: Trilingualism

David Read writes that his young son is speaking three languages–Kyrgyz, Russian, and English–and wonders how he can make sure his son is able to use all three.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

(c) Christopher Herwig – Impressions from Turkmenistan – reproduced with permission Welcome to the latest roundup of the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. As...

Kyrgyzstan: In Praise

David Read writes in praise of Kyrgyzstan, listing some of the wonderful qualities of the country.

Kyrgyzstan: Ryspek

The Golden Road to Samarqand reports on Kyrgyz university students’ thoughts on Ryspek Akmatbaev, a man widely believed to be a criminal and unliked everywhere but his hometown who is...

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