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Kyrgyzstan Legalizes Firearms Use For Self-Defense

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has endorsed amendments to the country's Criminal Code allowing individuals to use firearms in self-defense. More

Leaders Of Russia's Turkic Republics Visit Bishkek

The leaders of two Russian Turkic republics visited Kyrgyzstan as Bishkek is getting ready to join Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EES). More

Six Detained For Illegal Border Crossing In Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz officials say six people have been detained for illegally crossing the border from Uzbekistan. More

Kyrgyz Detain Alleged Female Members Of Hizb ut-Tahrir

Kyrgyz police have detained several women who are alleged members of a banned Islamic group. More

Kyrgyz Government Warned Over Donkey-Meat Scandal

Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have urged the government to investigate the alleged use of donkey meat at cafeterias and restaurants. More

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Video 'I'm A Russian Occupier' -- Video Sings Praises Of Russian Imperialism

A new video titled I'm A Russian Occupier defends Russia's occupation of neighboring countries and warns the world not to "mess" with Russians. More

Is There 'Political Space' For Central Asia’s Opposition?

Opposition groups and figures in Central Asia face a very tough task. They are battling for a “political space” in a region where the ultimate priority for the governments is regime survival. More
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Features & Commentary

Kyrgyz Medical Academy Scandal Widens After Staff Jostle RFE/RL Journalists

A corruption scandal involving a Kyrgyz medical academy has widened after staff jostled with an RFE/RL camera crew.

Kyrgyzstan's Anti-Vaccination Movement

It's a world away from Disneyland. But Kyrgyzstan is in the midst of its own measles outbreak, spurred by a mix of bad information, conspiracy theories, and religion.

Russia's Foreign Legion Of Doubt

If Moscow is looking to its new foreign legion to help restore its Soviet-era military might, it has a bit of a minefield to clear first.
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