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Actor With Kyrgyzstan's Russian Drama Theater Found Dead

An actor with the Kyrgyz capital's Chingiz Aitmatov Russian Drama Theater has been found dead. More

RFE/RL correspondent Masum Muhammadrajab (file photo)

Kyrgyzstan Releases RFE/RL Reporter

A correspondent for RFE/RL's Tajik Service, who was detained by Kyrgyz border guards at a disputed segment of the border between the two Central Asian nations, has been released. More

Reputed Chechen-Kyrgyz Crime Boss's Sister Detained In Russia

A sister of a reputed crime boss from Kyrgyzstan, Aziz Batukaev, has been detained in Russia and charged with drug possession. More

Kyrgyz, Uzbeks Die In Moscow Fire

Eight Kyrgyz citizens, including one child, were killed when a fire swept through a textile workshop in northeastern Moscow over the weekend. More

Critic Of Kyrgyz Government Official Flees Country

A critic of a top Kyrgyz government official has fled the country to avoid paying a large fine. More

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Audio Nepotism And Dynasty In Central Asian Politics

It seems a pattern of governance has emerged, or rather reappeared, in Central Asia: the dynasty. More

Bad Time In Central Asia

The writing has been on the wall for Central Asia for months now -- an economic crisis was coming to Central Asia and there was no way of avoiding it. To discuss this new reality of Central Asia, today and for the foreseeable future, RFE/RL's Turkmen Service assembled a panel discussion. More
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Features & Commentary

Kyrgyzstan, Russia Spar Over Child-Organ-Trafficking Accusations

A diplomatic ruckus is brewing between Russia and Kyrgyzstan following reports that Russian officials rescued two ethnic-Russian children in the Central Asian country from organ traffickers.

It's Not Just About The Horse Penis, It's About The Gold Mine

Kyrgyz were variously enraged and bemused after a British expat working at a foreign-owned gold mine jokingly compared a beloved local equine delicacy to a "horses penis." Michael McFeat is already paying a price for the perceived slur.
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