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Latest Kyrgyzstan News

Kyrgyz Embassy In Belarus Reopens

The Kyrgyz Embassy in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, has reopened three years after the Kyrgyz ambassador was recalled. More

A woman votes at a polling station during Kyrgyz parliamentary elections in the village of Baitik, 25 kilometers from Bishkek.

Monitors Praise Kyrgyz Elections

Kyrgyzstan’s Social Democratic Party (SDPK) has won the country's parliamentary elections and will be tasked with forming a coalition government. More

Social Democrats Leading In Closely Watched Kyrgyz Vote

Kyrgyzstan’s Social Democrats (SDPK) are leading in the country's October 4 parliamentary poll with 27.5 percent of the vote after 90 percent of the ballots have been counted. More

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon (left) welcomes Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev to Dushanbe on September 14.

Tajik, Kazakh Leaders Meet Before CSTO

Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon and Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev have met in Dushanbe a day before a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Tajikistan's capital. More

Leaders Of CSTO Gather In Dushanbe

Leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are gathering in Tajikistan's capital for a summit. More

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Along Kyrgyzstan's Campaign Trail: Issyk-Kul

In Karakol, on the eastern corner of Lake Issyk-Kul, party activists are moving quickly to get in some last-minute campaigning before the October 4 parliamentary elections. More

Along Kyrgyzstan's Campaign Trail: Naryn

The city of Naryn is in an interesting place. Not least because, while many have left to seek work abroad, Naryn seems to be better off economically than many other cities. More
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Features & Commentary

Kyrgyz Voters Choose Russia

Kyrgyzstan's election results reveal a paradox: the country is a democracy within the Kremlin's orbit.

Fact Sheet: Kyrgyzstan's National Elections

RFE/RL's Qishloq Ovozi blogger Bruce Pannier has spent the last two weeks traveling Kyrgyzstan to get a read on the atmosphere in the run-up to the vote. In this report, Pannier distills some of the most essential questions about this weekend's poll.

Video U.S. Envoy Tells Russia's Neighbors: Having Putin As Your Only Friend Not A Good Idea

U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Daniel Baer says former Soviet republics should enhance their relations with the European Union and the United States and avoid dependence on Russia.

Hard Times: Why Are Commodity-Exporting Countries In Trouble?

As commodity-exporting countries worldwide face problems, Kazakhstan is the latest to feel the economic pain.
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