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Bishkek’s mesmerizing parks – Where history, nature co-exist peacefully

Bishkek’s mesmerizing parks – Where history, nature co-exist peacefully

BISHKEK: Taking a stroll in Ala-Too Square, the cultural and political hotspot in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, my mind went back to a lecture delivered by Professor Hyunjoon Yoo from the College of Architecture and Urbanism, Hongik University, at the AsiaN 10th anniversary forum in Seoul. The lecture in February focused on the polarization […]

In Bishkek, Eid prayers eclipse former icons

In Bishkek, Eid prayers eclipse former icons

BISHKEK: The irony of the situation was remarkably striking. Thousands of spiritually devoted worshippers were performing the Eid prayers in Bishkek while the towering statue of Lenin with his concrete coat-tails aloft behind him, failed to dampen their enthusiasm. A few meters away at the north edge of Oak Park in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, […]

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