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Latest Kyrgyzstan Items
In Kyrgyzstan, opulence is not an option for weddings and funerals — it's an obligation. Now the government is trying to keep its citizens from bankrupting themselves.
When she first stepped on to a wrestling mat three years ago, Aisuluu Tynybekova had no idea it would be the start of a long journey that would take her to London Olympics, but today the 19-year-old athlete is considered Kyrgyzstan's best hope to bring home a medal.
Kyrgyzstan looks set to open its airspace to foreign airlines in a bid to reduce fares and lure tourists to the landlocked nation, but critics say that international competition could be a death sentence for local airlines.
As the Kyrgyz government prepares to renegotiate its stake in the Kumtor gold mine, local analysts warn that opposition politicians are using the country's biggest financial asset as a pawn in partisan rivalries.
Wedding ceremonies in the mountainous Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan traditionally are accompanied by folk songs and, increasingly, Russian pop music — but these days, revelers might be treated to the once-forbidden sounds of live jazz.
Wedding ceremonies in the mountainous Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan traditionally are accompanied by folk songs and, increasingly, Russian pop music — but these days revelers might be treated to the once-forbidden sounds of a live jazz band.
Kyrgyzstan's online forums have buzzed with angry discussions about Economics Minister Akylbek Japarov since he told parliament in April that $100 is enough to live on for a month.
Uzbekistan's announcement that it will privatize key state-owned assets has evoked skepticism about the former Soviet republic's commitment to economic reform.