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· May, 2008

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from May, 2008

Kyrgyzstan: Posner in Bishkek

The Azamat Report says that famous Russian TV host Vladimir Posner was in Bishkek, capital of Kazakhstan, to deliver lectures and master-classes for the Kyrgyz journalists.

Kyrgyzstan: Police Fighting Crime

The Azamat Report analyzes a recent news story about Kyrgyzstan's police effort to fight crime and particularly on its alleged “operation to expel” a notorious criminal leader, and says that...

Kyrgyzstan: Manas Epos

Elena from neweurasia presents a short podcast with the extracts from the national Kyrgyz epos “Manas”.

Kyrgyzstan: Talas Tripping

Azamat posts some pictures from his trip to Talas, a town in the east of Kyrgyzstan, featuring the mausoleum of Manas (the epic hero), new nomads and traffic accidents.

Kyrgyzstan: Edil Baisalov Appeared

Elena reports about the interview with the young liberal politician Edill Baisalov who left Kyrgyzstan last year after a criminal prosecution had been initiated against him.

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: Shake Down, Shake Up

Patrick Frost tells that the Tajikistan government tries to impose a voluntary tax on its citizens to raise $10 million dollars to finance the Rogun project, while the Kyrgyz government...

Kyrgyzstan: A Slow Time

The May month traditionally comes to Kyrgyzstan with the holiday days. 1st May is the Labor Day, 5th May is the Constitution’s Day and on 9th May Kyrgyzstan celebrates Victory’s...

Kyrgyzstan: Re-writing History

The Azamat Report analyzes some individual attempts to rewrite history of Kyrgyzstan, and says that these attempts are mostly unsuccessful mainly because of Russia's growing influence.

Kyrgyzstan: Afghanistan Stun Kyrgyzs in AFC Challenge Cup

Elena presents some pictures from the soccer game between Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan during the AFC Challenge Cup Group C qualifier and grieves for Kyrgyzstan’s loss.

Kyrgyzstan: Women and Men in state bodies

GenderStan posts some interesting statistics about the percentage of men and women working at administrative positions in the government of Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: One-Sided Media

The Azamat Report shares his impressions from the state media's one-sided coverage of the recent opposition's convention and posts some quotes from the international organizations’ reports on media freedom in...

Kyrgyzstan: When Bakiev met Kulov

Elena tells readers about the meeting of Kyrgyzstan President Bakiev and opposition party “Ar-Namys” leader Felix Kulov, who had been a prime-minister right after the Tulip Revolution in 2005.

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