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Kyrgyzstan: Someone is Relaxing, Someone is Fighting

Undoubtedly, the meeting of the Kyrgyz bloggers became the most under discussion event of the Kyrgyz blogosphere in the second half of May. 27 bloggers met and even the bad weather didn’t prevent their nice communication.
Mr_carlson wrote [ru]:

“To be honest, I was afraid that the participants of the meeting wouldn’t take an interest into each other. People are different ages, tastes and interests. The only mutual thing we have are blogs. But I has been wrong, because the atmosphere of the meeting was just marvelous”.


Edil Baisalov, aka baisalov, one of the famous Kyrgyz blogger which began to post in his blog again after his scandal with the voting paper and escaping to Sweden commented [ru] this meeting.

“My congratulations! Now you can hold the different parties, meeting and political debates like in Moscow Russian LJ-bloggers do. There is one potential minus. If you know to each other, will be friends, will it be possible to have a variety of the opinions, or the Kyrgyz bloggers will have a group think?”

Kazakhstan’s blogger mantrovkz told [ru]:

“It’s positive meeting. The Kyrgyz bloggers are cool. Having such cute team you can easy make some business. I think you will find any needed specialist among the Kyrgyz bloggers”.

The other “relaxing” event became the arrival of the famous Russian rock-group Spleen to Bishkek. Unfortunately, the rainy weather made shorten the concert, but the Kyrgyz bloggers were lucky to make the excellent photos.

smilingyulka posted [ru] some photos from the concert and timurrs presented [ru] very nice portraits of the singer of Spleen.

When someone was relaxing, someone was fighting.

The scandal with the Speaker Adahan Madumarov became the most unexpected event of the last week of May. Baisalov wrote [ru]:

“I’ve forgotten about the days, when people adored Adahan and looked with admiration at him. How did he perform at the parliament tribune, meetings and the newspapers! You should see this! When I heard that the most important achievement of his activity as the Speaker according to his words became a removal of a rubbish, I was very upset for myself”.

Some blogger zigeunerin-kgz told [ru]:

“Adahan Madumarov resigned. Is it possible that there won’t be any snarls, spiteful notes and impudent comments about every speech of the Kyrgyz depuites?”

Meanwhile, the group of users, registered at one of the most famous Kyrgyz forum Diesel decided to write a letter to the President Kurmanbek Bakiev. The users were going to insist on making a special commission to search the reasons of the limitation of the electricity and the increasing of the prices. The users didn’t content themselves with discussing these sharp questions at forum. They hold a press-conference at the news agency.

One of the users Diesel Forum, an engineer Evgeniy Pankratov told [ru]:

“Sauns are working at nights, villas have electricity round a clock, but the ordinary citizens, hospitals and schools are without the electrical light. The government should reveal the objective reasons and punish persons who are guilty of the energy crisis”

Another user and a bank worker Rustam Abykeev told [ru]:

“The government should find the alternative steps to help to solve the problems of the vulnerable populations. For example, provide monthly food package for pensioners”.

The participants of the enterprising civil group from Diesel Forum told that if they didn’t receive an answer from the President, they would obtain it through the court.

Anyway, the limitation of usage of electricity has been cancelled for summer time recently.
We shall see what we shall see…

Also posted on neweurasia.net

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