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· February, 2007

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from February, 2007

Kyrgyzstan: Paying for Grades

26 February 2007

Tolkun Umaraliev explains the situations in which Kyrgyz students pay bribes to receive good grades. He says that it is horrible to think about what this widespread practice means for the future of Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Kokboru

19 February 2007

Nikki of the other side of the world posts photos from a game of kokboru in Kyrgyzstan. The game, which is also known as buzkashi or ulak, pits two teams on horseback against each other trying to get a goat or sheep carcass into a goal.

Central Asia & Caucasus: Nonmarket Economies

14 February 2007

Registan.net discovers a law proposed in the United States Congress that would slap all of Central Asia and the Caucasus except Kazakhstan with extra tariffs because they would be considered to be economies not functioning on market principles.

Kyrgyzstan: Kulov

14 February 2007

Tolkun Umaraliev notes that Kulov is not only the former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan but also a popular vodka in many parts of the world.

Kyrgyzstan: Jibbing

13 February 2007

Elena Skochilo has photos of skiers and snowboarders who took part in a recent “jibfest” in Kyrgyzstan (RUS). Don't know what jibbing is? Azamat explains.

Central Asia: US Aid

7 February 2007

Registan.net looks at the Bush administration's proposed budget for the 2008 fiscal year and says it shows the White House is dropping the ball on Central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan: Plov Recipes

2 February 2007

The Golden Road to Samarqand posts two “official” recipes for Kyrgyz plov, a rice dish with onions, meat, and carrots.

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