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Latest Kyrgyzstan News

Kyrgyzstan Shuts Down Jihadist Website

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan have closed down the website for posting a video that showed Kazakh children who were living in areas in Syria under the control of the Islamic State militant group More

Poet Yevtushenko Hospitalized in Russia After Fall

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. More

Two Kyrgyz Ministers Sacked

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has sacked two government ministers. More

China Reportedly Releases Long-Serving Dissident

China has reportedly freed an ethnic Mongol dissident, Hada, who has spent much of the last two decades behind bars. More

Russia Suspends Rail Service To Ukraine

Russia's state railway company says it will stop almost all service to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan for a year starting December 14, citing a lack of demand. More

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Kazakh Prosecutor: 'Well Aware' Of Identities Of Child Militants In IS Video

Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prosecutor-General Andrey Kravchenko has said that the country’s intelligence and law-enforcement services have identified the Kazakh children shown in a recent Islamic State group video. More

Kyrgyzstan News Portal Accuses Government Of Illegally Blocking It Over IS Video

The owners of a Kyrgyzstan news portal that has been blocked for showing a video by the Islamic State militant group have said that the government acted illegally in shutting down the site. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Migrants Take Hit From Ruble's Freefall

The crash of the ruble has meant lost income and opportunity for the millions of labor migrants who depend on Russia for their livelihoods.

Don't Shout, Don't Push, Eat Blini: Russian Orthodox Church's Manual For Migrants

Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.

In Kyrgyzstan, A New Interest In Russified Names

Tens of thousands of Kyrgyz are changing their names to sound more Russian in the belief it will make their lives easier.
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