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Kyrgyzstan: What Did the President Mean?

On January, 27th the President Kurmanbek Bakiev addressed to citizens of Kyrgyzstan. In his speech the President declared that created strategic documents must be realizing more actively. He also identified national interests and told about creation of two new structures (Secretary and Institute of the Strategic Analysis). In addition Bakiev declared about necessity to improve an efficiency of a system of management and power system in the country.

… once again I want to stress that at the present moment the participation of all interested forces, citizens is especially important in the advancement of Kyrgyzstan but not the separate political positions and personal preferences. We all have one home country, one land and any voice with constructive suggestions will be heard. Regardless of party and political preferences”, – Bakiev told [ru].

Both simple citizens and the majority of politicians couldn’t conclude anything unambiguous from the speech of the President.

Livejournal user, communist Sergey Kozhemjakin aka kojemyakin wrote [ru] in his blog:

“All past week, since morning till the night it was repeated to all Kyrgyzstanis: on January, 27th the President will address to the people. All held breath. Such event doesn’t happen too often. About what will Bakiev tell us? About shifts in the government? About changes of foreign policy vector? Here it is! On all TV to channels, including the Russian. And … – nothing! I listened to it, I read the text … Water! True water! Nothing concrete”.

The user of Diesel forum Befs understood nothing [ru].

“I started reading and stopped after 4 phrases … Was there anything written smart? Or all was of the sort? Intricate sentences with beautiful words which were written not for understanding? Can anybody tell me the main point of that message? I am sure; it is possible to place the main point in one simple sentence.”

The deputy of Social-democratic party in parliament Isa Omurkulov supports [ru] Befs:

“I didn’t understand what he wanted to say. Nothing concrete. Now we all know that the Secretary of the president is created. That is all. Nothing more”.

The director of Institute of the Strategic Analysis and Estimation Sergey Masaulov was impressed [ru] by brevity and capacity of a statement of the basic ideas of the message:

“The most important part of president’s message was that Kurmanbek Bakiev offers an idea of balance between traditions and innovations, democracy and some order, future movement and present support. It is good, when the country has development strategy”.

Livejournal user Azamat Imanaliev aka azzzik asked[ru] some questions after speech of the President:

There are questions about the organization of the appeal of the President.
Why did he stand against a ladder? IMHO, the office would look better.
There red color prevailed on the screen during his speech. As for me, it gives some impression of aggression.
Why was the message shown not only on the state and other local tv-channels, but also, for example, on the Russian First channel?
Why was the speech in the Kyrgyz language broad casted at 20:00, and in Russian – on an hour later?
Why were the Russian subtitles with spelling errors during performance?

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