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· August, 2010

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from August, 2010

Kyrgyzstan: Nationalist agenda on the rise amidst new rallies

15 August 2010

 Who would be Rosa Otunbayeva right now? Two months after effectively losing control of Kyrgyzstan’s south, Central Asia’s first female president faced further upheaval as Balykchi-born entrepreneur Urmat Baryktabsov announced his intentions to march on the national capital and “discuss a strategy for development in the country”. The demonstration took...

Kyrgyzstan: A political picnic, another failed coup in Bishkek

8 August 2010

Murzaki makes a photo-post about a rally in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, where hundreds of people went on to the street with the demand to to make Mr. Barktabasov, a mysterious tycoon with big ambitions for power, the Prime Minister. Some protesters were armed. The rally was dispersed, Barktabasov...

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