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Latest Kyrgyzstan News

Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68

World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68. More

At Least 2,500 In Kyrgyzstan Protest Caricatures Of Muhammad

At least 2,500 people have protested in the Kyrgyz city of Jalal-Abad against caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, saying cartoons like those published by French weekly Charlie Hebdo "insult the feelings of religious believers." More

Kyrgyzstan Detains Six Suspected Militants, Says Four Trained In Syria

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan say security forces apprehended six suspected militants, including four accused of undergoing training in Syria, in an operation in the southern Osh province last week. More

Terror Suspects Held In Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz security forces have conducted an operation that led to six suspected terrorists being taken into custody and weapons and ammunition being seized More

Kyrgyz Prosecutor-General Quits

Kyrgyzstan's prosecutor-general has resigned amid reports of her husband's alleged involvement in a corruption case. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Kyrgyz Claim That IS Allocated $70 Million To Destabilize Central Asia

Against a backdrop of ever-growing Central Asian fears over the threat posed by Islamic State (IS) militants, the director of a Bishkek-based think tank has claimed that the Sunni extremist group has allocated around $70 million to destabilize the situation in Central Asia. More

In Kyrgyzstan, Syria 'Jihad' Recruiters Changing Tactics

Rakhat Sulaimanov, the spokesman for Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security (GKNB), has noted a change in where Kyrgyz nationals are being recruited to fight in Syria. More
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Features & Commentary

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.

What's The EEU And What Are Its Chances?

It once was touted as an eastern alternative to the European Union and an attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union. But as the Eurasian Economic Union comes into existence with its three founding members -- Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan -- already squabbling, the future of the Kremlin's pet project looks uncertain.

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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