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Articles with tag "Kyrgyzstan"
Putin Looks to Shore Up Russia’s Regional Influence on Kyrgyzstan Visit
Russian President Vladimir Putin will attempt to shore up Russia’s regional authority on a visit Friday to the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan...
Kyrgyzstan Mulls Building Nuclear Plant With Russian Help
Kyrgyzstan announced on Wednesday that it was looking into the possibility of building its first nuclear power plant, with Russian help, to tackle frequent...
influx from the north
Kyrgyzstan Sees Struggles, Opportunity in Russian Emigration Wave
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Russian entrepreneurs Yulia and Ilya Kuleshov worked hard to transform the large house they rented in the Kyrgyz capital into...
Central Asia Drifts Out of Russia’s Orbit as Ukraine War Rages
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Russia is losing influence over former Soviet nations in Central Asia as the war in Ukraine increasingly strains Moscow&rsquo...
far from home
Emigre Russians Find Refuge in Remote Kyrgyzstan
“Karakol is a ‘safe haven,’ cozy, albeit not the most modern,” said one emigre. “It’s also easier to breathe here.”
Kyrgyz Climbers Remove Ukraine Flag from 'Peak Putin'
Kyrgyz climbing federation head Eduard Kubatov said there was "no sort of politics" in the decision to take down the flag.
Kyrgyz Police Probe Ukraine Flag on Mountain Named for Putin
"Peak Putin" took the Russian leader's name in 2011 as Kyrgyzstan's ties with Moscow strengthened.
Central Asian Migrants Flee Sanctions-Hit Russia
Economic problems as a result of the Ukraine war are making Russia a less attractive place to live and work.
Central Asians in Russia Pressured to Join Moscow's Fight in Ukraine
“I think the Russian government is using labor migrants as cannon fodder in Ukraine,” a prominent migrants' rights activist alleged.
As Anti-War Russians Flee, Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan Prepares for Emigre Influx
With domestic repressions ramping up and with European countries off-limits, many Russians are making for former Soviet countries.
Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan Border Guards Exchange Fire
The outbreak of violence comes after clashes at their contested border left dozens dead last year.
‘Total Collapse’: Bishkek Businesses Reel From Massive Central Asian Blackout
The region-wide blackout left Bishkek authorities scrambling to rescue people — and dealt a devastating blow to small businesses.
Central Asia Hit By Large-Scale Power Blackout
Central Asian countries have seen their grids burdened by a summer drought and by a boom in cryptocurrency mining in the region.
wrong place, wrong time
Kyrgyzstan Cries Foul Over Musician’s Wrongful Arrest in Protest-Hit Kazakhstan
Jazz pianist Vikram Ruzakhunov’s arrest underscores the plight of Kyrgyz nationals detained in Kazakhstan during the country's week of unrest.
Russia Bares Fangs Over Language in Kyrgyzstan
Politicians in Moscow claim that Russian-speaking citizens are facing intimidation in Kyrgyzstan – a fact that officials in Bishkek deny.
Ex-President Brought Back to Kyrgyzstan in Graft Probe – Gov't
It was unclear how Askar Akayev had been brought to Bishkek after 16 years living in exile in Russia.
Kyrgyzstan Says Ceasefire With Tajikistan Holding After Clashes
A spokesman for Kyrgyzstan's national security committee described the border as "quiet, peaceful, calm."
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Look to Ease Tensions After Deadly Clashes
The two countries have agreed a ceasefire following the worst fighting along their disputed border in years.
Kyrgyzstan's Ballet Troupe Walkout Shines Light on Culture Underspending
Kyrgyz artists refused to support a performance by better-paid Russian colleagues to protest state funding shortages.
Kyrgyz Activists Face Women's Day Violence From 'Patriots'
Gender equality in Central Asia's most politically turbulent country has taken a back seat to what conservatives call "traditional values."
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