Kyrgyzstan: An Anxious April

A next to last week of April started from the unexpected fall of temperature. A lot of bloggers posted the photographs of the frozen greenery and the trees under snow. Yanagi presented the beautiful photos of the leaves under snow in her blog. red_ptero called [ru] this fall of temperature “grimaces of the global warming”.

A fall of temperature has happened not only to nature, but to the Russian-Kyrgyz relations too. A Russian soldier was heavy injured in an incident between Russian militaries from the Russian airbase in Kant city and the Kyrgyz police. Many people consider this incident as a threat for the Kyrgyz-Russian relationships.

svetofor_kg told [ru]:

The officers from the Russian airbase can be very impudent and would not mind striving for the others’ wives and brides. They consider that Kyrgyzstan is a beachhead where they can do anything without any care about the Kyrgyz laws.

Jeffrey Broman opines[eng]:

“Since when have the Kyrgyz police in Bishkek been the least bit concerned with enforcing traffic laws? I smell a coverup”.

An increase of the tariffs for the transport, electricity and heating became another “hot” subject to discuss. FinalFantazy told [ru]:

They will shake out the souls of the ordinary citizens soon. There will be money only to buy soap and a rope from the pensions and salaries to be hung.

An announcement of the President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiev that “we can see such a big reduction of the corruption’s level in few places” has aroused indignation among the Kyrgyz blogosphere.

grgreg writes [ru]:

Yes, of course. We can’t see such reduction of the corruption in any state. The size of the bribes increased two-three times more in last 3 years in Kyrgyzstan. Such process isn’t called “reduction” in any country…

Recently some politicians suggested equating Internet with Media. The Kyrgyz bloggers became anxious.

salva08 thinks: [ru]

it’s totally ludicrous! They don’t know anything about IT. Internet can be tracked, but can’t be controlled. This is a conclusion of Pentagon in 2005.

Tarantino adds [ru]:

Equally well Kyrgyzstan can announce itself a worldwide leader. Theoretically, Internet can be equated with Media at the legislative level. But where is a realization? How can be our jurisdiction applied for the foreign servers? The domain names in Kyrgyzstan zone don’t belong to the state legally. Our politicians should stop thinking soviet-union style. Internet can’t be restricted”.

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