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· March, 2007

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from March, 2007

Kyrgyzstan: Trouble Brewing

At Registan.net, Teo Kay shares some the political cartoons about Central Asia he co-created for an English-language newspaper distributed in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Central Asia: Minorities

neweurasia has a collection of 11 posts on minorities in Central Asia and Afghanistan in its latest cross-blog survey.

Kyrgyzstan: Military Mars Navruz

Gene Daniels says that the heavy police and military presence on the streets of Bishkek marred Kyrgyzstan's Navruz celebrations. There is speculation that the president ordered the heavy security presence...

Central Asia: Celebrating Navruz

Sue Sypko says that celebrating a holiday like Navruz is tough to do for a group because everyone disagrees on how to spell the holiday's name, how to decorate, and...

Kyrgyzstan: Svetlana Nazarenko

Tolkun Umaraliev reports that Svetlana Nazarenko, a native of Bishkek who is the lead singer of the Russian band Gorod 312 (ru), has been awarded the honorary title “Honored Artist...

Central Asia: Local Democracy

Tolkun Umaraliev agrees with the new Turkmen president's views on democracy — namely that it cannot simply be imported ready-made, but that it instead has to be adapted to local...

Kyrgyzstan: Latin Kyrgyz

The Azamat Report argues that Kyrgyzstan should reintroduce a Latin alphabet for the Kyrgyz language. It briefly used a Latin script while part of the Soviet Union.

Kyrgyzstan: Virtual Trip to Osh

Tamara Tashbaeva takes readers on a quick virtual tour of her hometown, Osh, a city that she says she does not get to visit often enough.

Kyrgyzstan: Self Immolation

Kyrgyz Report says that self immolation is becoming a more common occurrence in Kyrgyzstan because desperate members of society have realized that this form of protest draws attention.

Central Asia: Security & Defense News

neweurasia summarizes recent defense and security news from Central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan: Regionalism & Protest

New protests from a rejuvenated opposition led by former Prime Minister Feliks Kulov look to be on the horizon in Kyrgyzstan. Sean Roberts explains how these protests could be more...

Kyrgyzstan: Revolution Brewing

Mirsulzhan Namazaliev reports on rumors that Kyrgyzstan's opposition is planning large, well-organized protests against the president for later this month.

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