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Yet for some Kyrgyz citizens, the uproar over the flag is distracting from the country’s more pressing issues.
“There are countries that are developing fine despite having red flags,” says Nurlan Sazykov, a civil servant in Bishkek.
“They don’t have wars, revolutions or instability just because of the color of their flag.”
Still he says there are valid arguments for changing the flag’s design, as communist ideology still dominates the political system.
“Personally, I think that in future the red flag could be changed, but not now when we have a lot of other problems,” he says. “Let’s raise this issue in five years, when, as the powers that be assure us, the country will be more stable.”
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