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· March, 2008

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from March, 2008

Kyrgyzstan: Rumors Around President

The Azamat Report says that Rumors about Kyrgyzstani president's death spread yesterday around Kyrgyzstan, becoming a #1 story on the Kyrgyz blogosphere. It is alleged also that he is undergoing...

Kyrgyzstan: President's Missing

The Azamat Report reviews rumors that are circulating in the Kyrgyz society about president bakiev, who had left the country for Germany three weeks ago, allegedly for medical treatment.

Kyrgyzstan: LBGT community video answer to Russian Orthodox Church´s homophobic comments.

The videocast created by the LBGT community's Labrys organization in Kyrgyzstan in response to homophobic Russian Orthodox Church's statements and which was viewed more than 409 times within the first...

Kyrgyzstan: Fed up with protests?

Kyrgyz bloggers have been actively elaborating on the Kyrgyz government's initiative to make March 24 – the day of popular uprising in 2005 – a national holiday. The amendment was...

Kyrgyzstan: Youth Is Flashmobbing in Protest

Azamat offers a photo-report on the flash-mob organized by youth activists against the Kyrgyz government. They put on masks of sheep and one of them put a mask of a...

Kyrgyzstan: Alternative Trials Indicate General Disappointment

The Azamat Report writes that the people of Aksy (southern Kyrgyzstan) are holding alternative court trials in relation to the killing of 6 people during the demonstration on March 17,...

Kyrgyzstan: Maternal Leaves Extended

GenderStan reports that the Kygyzstani parliament has extended maternal leaves to three years, and notes that from the woman’s point of view, it can turn into an employment issue, as...

Kyrgyzstan: Ban on alcohol and tobacco advertising

Ayan Dane writes that the Kyrgyz Parliament is initiating a law to ban alcohol and tobacco advertising, although the prospects of this draft law are uncertain as some deputies have...

Kyrgyzstan: LGBT and Allies Reactions to Russian Orthodox Church homophobic statements

GenderStan posts an announcement of and a link to videocast responding to the homophobic and insulting statements presented by Russian Orthodox Church against LGBT. The videocast has been watched 409...

Kyrgyzstan: Where the Tourists Are

The Azamat Report finds out from the World Economic Forum's Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report that Kyrgyzstan – in spite of officially declared priority of developing tourism sector – is...

Kyrgyzstan: Where the Brains Are

The Azamat Report looks sadly at the rating of OECD member countries, according to which Kyrgyzstan's 15-year-old students are the last among those of 57 countries on math, science, and...

Kyrgyzstan: From Kant to Manchester

Asel reports that England's Manchester Futsal Club is interested in transferring a young player from Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: From Santamania to “Subbotnik”

During the last two weeks, the Kyrgyz blogosphere has come up with a bunch of interesting articles, funny and witty comments along with bright photos of Santa Claus First Winter...

Kyrgyzstan: Electrification of railroads

Asel writes that a Chinese company starts electrification of the Kyrgyzstan's railroads system.

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