Stories about Kyrgyzstan from January, 2016
Often overlooked, five Central Asian Stans are home to magnificent natural beauty and rich culture.
A public relations move, probably, but it's significant in the context of Central Asia, a region characterized by authoritarian politics.
"People who seemed to be average shoppers and store employees suddenly burst into song, regaling store patrons with a piece from Verdi's opera, La Traviata."
"At the root of the story is a profound problem [...] the fundamental lack of mutual understanding between Kyrgyz- and Russian-speaking sections of the population."
Michael Mcfeat will soon learn whether or not he will face criminal proceedings for falsely claiming the Central Asian country treats horse penis as a delicacy.