Kyrgyzstan

Pay Attention to Kyrgyzstan’s Local Elections

Local elections in Kyrgyzstan are officially slated for April 11. After the hubbub of parliamentary elections in October and Sadyr Japarov’s election in January, campaigns for village councils might seem like a secondary concern – …

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Happy Defender Of Fatherland Day!

Today, on February 23rd, The Defender of the Fatherland Day is celebrated in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised combat capability of the Armed Forces, thanking all servicemen for the …

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Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Russia appointed

Gulnara-Klara Samat was appointed the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan to Russia. 24.kg reported citing Press service of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.  The corresponding decree was signed by the …

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Putin to hold talks with Kyrgyz president in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his Kyrgyz counterpart Sadyr Japarov in Moscow on February 24, the Kremlin press service said in a statement on Saturday. "On February 24, 2021, Moscow will host talks between …

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Kyrgyzstan’s hasty transition

In January 2021, the citizens of Kyrgyzstan voted through a referendum to change the country’s political system, opting for a presidential form of governance that stands to boost the power of its newly elected president, Sadyr Japarov. While some argue this move could bring stability to the deeply divided society, others point out that it could also mark the beginning of a shift away from the openness that earned the country its reputation as the freest in Central Asia.

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Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Abylgaziyev detained

Former Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziyev has been arrested, according to the country's State Committee for National Security, Azertac reports. On January 26, Abylgaziyev was summoned for interrogation to the …

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Sadyr Japarov sworn in as new president of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s President-elect Sadyr Japarov took office as the head of state on Thursday. His inauguration ceremony was broadcast live by the country’s state-run television. The ceremony was attended by former heads of state …

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Turkey outfoxed China and becomes rising Eurasian power

Turkey's decision to provide an unprecedented level of military assistance to Azerbaijan empowered Baku to achieve a resounding victory in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, changing the geopolitical rules of the game in the South Caucasus. …

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China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway remains uncertain

Two and a half decades in negotiations, the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway remains stalled on basic issues, with no clear way forward. The fate of the CKU is reflective of a host of issues that China’s Belt and Road Initiative faces as it tries to expand trade and travel infrastructure

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Kyrgyzstan choosing new president, government system

Voters are going to the polls in Kyrgyzstan Sunday to choose a new president as well as decide on constitutional changes in the form of government, Anadolu agency reports. As many as 3.5 million registered voters started to cast their …

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What Kyrgyzstan wants from China

Even as Kyrgyzstan appears uncertain how to cope with the massive weight of its dues to China, it has embarked on a fresh charm offensive to remind Beijing of the role it plays in developing vital infrastructure, Eurasianet writes in the …

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