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· July, 2012

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from July, 2012

18 July 2012

Kyrgyzstan: Patriarchal Society as Seen by Artists

The Kyrgyzstani art group ‘705′ describes itself as a 'nomadic theater'. It is best known for hand-drawn animation films that criticize the conventions and norms of a patriarchal society, particularly...

10 July 2012

Kyrgyzstan: Caught Between Nationalists, Court Fines Journalist

In a controversial case, a court in Kyrgyzstan has fined Vladimir Farafonov, an ethnic Russian journalist, for publishing articles that allegedly incite national hatred. Netizens are divided in their assessment...

1 July 2012

Kyrgyzstan: Public Divided Over Politician's Arrest

Nariman Tuleev, a popular Kyrgyz opposition politician, has been detained on corruption charges. Some welcome the politician's arrest as an indication of the government's resolve to fight corruption, others view...