BISHKEK -- Newly released income declarations by senior Kyrgyz leaders indicate that Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov, whom some reports suggest is one of Kyrgyzstan's richest men, owns neither a private home nor a car there.
The document, made available on a government website, states that Babanov, 42, earned some $18,600 in his capacity as deputy prime minister, and later prime minister, in 2011.
Local reports attribute control or ownership of a Kyrgyz commercial bank as well as a cement factory and construction company in Russia to Babanov.
The income statements shows that President Almazbek Atambaev owns some $5 million worth of real estate, including a house, land, and commercial buildings, along with two cars.
Both the president and prime minister were involved in the post-Soviet privatization of state assets in 1990s.