Kyrgyzstan Modern History

Kyrgyzstan is a country located in Central Asia. With the capital city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan has a population of 6,524,206 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. Kyrgyzstan was a sub-republic of the Soviet Union 1922–1991. During most of that period, Kyrgyz culture and lifestyle were suppressed. Only under Soviet leader Michail Gorbachev in the 1980s did the pressure ease. Internal ethnic tensions instead came to the surface, with outbreaks…

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Major Cities in Kyrgyzstan

Balykchy (Issyk-Kul) (Kyrgyzstan)

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) According to ITYPEMBA, Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan, a modern city with a population approaching 1 million people. The city is located at an altitude of 750 – 900 m in the central part of the Chui valley at the northern foot of the Kirghiz Range. 20 km from Bishkek is the channel of the Chu River, on the territory of the city itself there are the…

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Kyrgyzstan Healthcare and Money

Kyrgyzstan Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required Typhoid & Polio Yes – malaria 1 no – Eat Drink 2 – cholera no yellow fever no Overview Medical care in Kyrgyzstan does not correspond to European standards. It is recommended that you carry important medicines, bandages and disposable syringes with you, as these have to be procured yourself even if you are being treated in hospital. A rescue system comparable to…

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Sights of Kyrgyzstan

Sights of Kyrgyzstan

According to findjobdescriptions, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, is the most convenient place to start your journey through this amazing country. Bishkek was founded in 1825, and therefore cannot boast of ancient palaces or mosques, but the city itself is quite interesting and friendly. There are many museums, art galleries, theaters, etc. here. It is worth visiting Ala-Too Square, the central square of the capital, where the marble Government House…

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Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part I

Russia and Central Asia 1

In January 2017, Turkish authorities arrested a man from Uzbekistan. He was a member of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) and is now suspected of having carried out the terrorist attack that killed 39 people at a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve . The suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport in 2016 came from the Russian republic of Dagestan and the Central Asian…

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