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· January, 2007

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from January, 2007

Kyrgyzstan: Reactions to the New PM

Yulia of neweurasia surveys opinions around the blogosphere on the new prime minister's appointment in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Searching for Snow

The Azamat Report goes in search of snow around Bishkek and finally manages to find some for a bit of snowboarding. Video evidence is provided.

Kyrgyzstan: The New PM

Yulia writes about Kyrgyzstan's new prime minister, noting his lack of experience relative to his predecessor and saying that the parliament would have voted for a donkey for the position...

Kyrgyzstan: New PM Candidate

Kyrgyz Report profiles the new candidate for prime minister in Kyrgyzstan.

Central Asia: European Policy writes about German proposals for a new European Union policy on Central Asia, and neweurasia responds, wondering why we don't hear more on Europe's efforts to renew ties with...

Kyrgyzstan: Government Stalemate

Sean Roberts says that Kyrgyzstan's president may have backed the parliament into a corner again by putting it in the position of accepting his nominee for prime minister or facing...

Kyrgyzstan: Foreign Policy

Inga reports on Kyrgyzstan's foreign policy strategy at neweurasia.

Kyrgyzstan: Cutting Down Corruption

Yulia reports on a novel proposal, surely to never to come into law, for fighting corruption among state employees in Kyrgyzstan, severing of digits and hands.

Kyrgyzstan: Remittances

Kyrgyz Report writes on the importance of remittances from emigrants to Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Policy Try to Win Hearts

Tolkun Umaraliev writes that police in Bishkek have resolved to inject kindness and compassion into their dealings with the public. He says that given the lack of public trust of...

Central Asia: The LDS Church in Central Asia

The Golden Road to Samarqand writes about the LDS church in Central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan: Big Pocket Library

Yulia translates a Russian-language post on the popularity in Kyrgyzstan of a two CD set of electronic texts called the “Big Pocket Library.” The author is dismayed at the popularity...

Kyrgyzstan: Abortion as Birth-Control

Yulia translates a Russian-language post reporting on the use of abortion as birth-control in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Real & Metaphorical Earthquakes

Yulia rounds up reactions in the Kyrgyz blogosphere to political and actual earthquakes that have hit Kyrgyzstan in recent weeks.

Kazakhstan: Aid to Kyrgyzstan posts about Kazakhstan supplying aid for victims of the recent earthquake in Kyrgyzstan, highlighting the shrewd political component of the decision.

Kyrgyzstan: New Year & New Constitution

Yulia writes on Kyrgyzstan's new constitutional amendments — ones which reverse very recent changes that weakened the power of the president. She says that faced with abandoning their principles or...

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