Stories about Kyrgyzstan from April, 2008
Window on Eurasia writes about the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet samizdat publication, the Chronicle of Current Events.
A next to last week of April started from the unexpected fall of temperature. A lot of bloggers posted the photographs of the frozen greenery and the trees under snow. Yanagi presented the beautiful photos of the leaves under snow in her blog. red_ptero called [ru] this fall of temperature...
Elena presents the photographs from the second and third day of the International Jazz Festival in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
The Azamat Report made a visit to Naryn, a mountaneous region on the north of Kyrgyzstan, and now posts pictures of the road tripping.
Elena tells about the situation around incident in Kant, location of the Russian airbase in Kyrgyzstan, where a 24-year Russian citizen was seriously wounded by Kyrgyz police.
Elena reports about a short protest against the American airbase, which was held today in the Old Square in Bishkek, the Kyrgyzstan's capital city.
The first week of April started with the ambiguous opinions of Kyrgyz bloggers about the Marie Claire magazine article by American journalist Erin Finnerty with photography by Rena Effendi and the provocative headline “Kyrgyzstan: From Silk to Heroin” about the problems of women in Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan. For instance,...
Elena summarizes the results of the visit of President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiev to Kazakhstan, which came shortly after territorial concessions to the northern neighbor.
Elena writes about the ratification of agreements between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan regarding transfer of resorts and location of national borders.
Elena reports about the decision by the women’s political club of Kyrgyzstan to submit for consideration in parliament the question of legalising commercial sex.
Patrick Frost reviews the Asian Development Bank's 2008 report, which poits at a downward macroeconomic trend, skyrocketing food and energy costs and foresees double-digit rates of inflation.
The Azamat Report informs readers that Kyrgyzstan's Parliament Speaker Adaham Madumarov, also leader of pro-presidential Ak Jol Party, said that the Central Election Commission does not have to report to anyone, when he was asked why the December 16 elections results have still not been published.
Elena considers whether Kyrgyz social action group “For Justice” will hold a popular convention on April 12, as it intends to. They accuse the government of putting obstacles in the way of holding their assembly.
Elena reviews politicians’ and analysts’ opinions about the significance of the Kyrgyzstani President’s forthcoming state visit to Kazakhstan.
GenderStan reports on the situation in health sector – particularly in the gynecology services – in Kyrgyzstan, telling about low qualification of doctors and widespread corruption as well.