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· January, 2009

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from January, 2009

Kyrgyzstan: What Did the President Mean?

On January, 27th the President Kurmanbek Bakiev addressed to citizens of Kyrgyzstan. In his speech the President declared that created strategic documents must be realizing more actively. He also identified...

Kyrgyzstan: Something About Patriotism

Kyrgyzstani citizens are now legally obliged to listen to their national anthem standing with their right hand over their heart, reports Elena.

Kyrgyzstan: Black Friday for the Officials

Elena writes about mass resignations and reshiffling of the Kyrgyzstan officials.

Kyrgyzstan: Changes, Reshuffling and Invariability

Almatyreporter writes that Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has dismissed a batch of ministers, governors, mayors, administration officials, and even several ambassadors.

Kyrgyzstan: Not Free Religion

Elena reviews some statements of the new law about religious freedom in Kyrgyzstan.

Russia: Train Station, Migrant Workers and Pro-Kremlin Youth

LJ user drugoi posts pictures and video (RUS) from Moscow's Kazansky Train Station, where activists from a pro-Kremlin youth movement held a rally to encourage Central Asian migrant workers to...

Kyrgyzstan: Withdrawal of the U.S. Airbase

Elena posted short chronology of the “withdrawals” of the American airbase “Manas” in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Should They Stay, or Should They Go Now?

Ekspeditsya reports that the chatter about an imminent Kyrgyz decision to boot U.S. forces out of the Manas airbase has again resurfaced just days before President Kurmanbek Bakiyev sets off...

Kyrgyztsan: New Head of Administration or Next President?

On 13th January Daniyar Usenov was assigned as the head of the president’s administration. The previous chief of the president’s administration Medet Sadyrkulov left his post voluntarily. He said that...

Kyrgyzstan: Unchallangeable Daniar Usenov

Elena reports on the appointment of Daniyar Usenov as a head of the President’s administration of Kyrgyzstan after a controversy over resignation of his predecessor.

Kyrgyzstan: Media Clamp Down

Patrick Frost reports that the Kyrgyzstan state is clenching a vice on international media outlets after it took off the air US-funded Radio Free Europe ‘Radio Azattyk’ and BBC programming.

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