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The Burana Tower: A fascinating history of grandeur in Kyrgyzstan

The Burana Tower: A fascinating history of grandeur in Kyrgyzstan

By Habib Toumi BISHKEK: In the interpretation of dreams, climbing spiral stairs is a sign that you are on the right path to spiritual growth and that good things that are coming your way. That hopeful interpretation may be great, but right now I am in a dark place, trying to climb incredibly steep stairs […]

The not so-discreet charm of Bishkek’s Osh Bazaar

The not so-discreet charm of Bishkek’s Osh Bazaar

By Habib Toumi BISHKEK: The Roman Emperor Julius Caesar may have said “Veni, vidi, vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered), but I can say “I came, I saw, I loved” when talking about my visit to Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan. My latest “love” was the Osh Bazaar, as no visit to Bishkek, the bustling capital […]

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, […]

The impact of journalists on society

The impact of journalists on society

Text of the speech delivered by Nurzhan Kasmalieva at the World Journalists Conference (WJC 2022) By Nurzhan Kasmalieva “I prepared a slide a brief introduction about my country Kyrgyzstan, though its not related to my presentation directly, anyway I think it will be interesting for you and you will enjoy it while I am speaking. […]

Kyrgyzstan’s nature, culture wows Dubai EXPO 2020 visitors

Kyrgyzstan’s nature, culture wows Dubai EXPO 2020 visitors

BISHKEK: EXPO 2020 in Dubai will end soon, on March 31. Kyrgyzstan participated in the EXPO by opening its pavilion on 115 squаre meters among other 200 countries participating in it. To date, more than 20 million people have visited EXPO 2020. According to data of standist of the Kyrgyz pavilion Talasbek Alybaev, an average […]

Kyrgyzstan, South Korea mark 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Kyrgyzstan, South Korea mark 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: Bishkek hosted a solemn reception dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Korea. The reception was attended by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyz Republic Azizbek Madmarov, Ambassador of Korea Lee Won-jae, Kyrgyz officials and representatives of diplomatic missions accredited […]

Fighting climate change: Kyrgyzstan declares 2022 Year of Protection of Mountain Ecosystems and Climate Resilience

Fighting climate change: Kyrgyzstan declares 2022 Year of Protection of Mountain Ecosystems and Climate Resilience

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan is taking the fight against climate change to much higher levels by declaring 2022 the Year of Protection of Mountain Ecosystems and Climate Resilience. President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov signed the declaration decree in order to increase climate resilience, preserve natural heritage and celebrate the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development, Kabar News […]

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan agree on border ceasefire

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan agree on border ceasefire

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan agree on border ceasefire (Kabar) BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have agreed to cease their hostilities at the border following negotiations between representatives from the neighboring countries. The press service of the Border Service of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan reported that the two sides agreed to a complete ceasefire. The […]

Kyrgyzstan registers first case of Omicron strain of coronavirus

Kyrgyzstan registers first case of Omicron strain of coronavirus

Tests being conducated in Kyrgyzstan (Habar) By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: An omicron strain of coronavirus infection has been registered in Kyrgyzstan. The National Center for Phthisiology conducted sequencing to determine the strain of coronavirus. Samples were taken in early January among those hospitalized and two of them had an omicron strain, the Republican Headquarters for […]

Detained in Kazakhstan during the riots, Kyrgyz jazz musician is now home

Detained in Kazakhstan during the riots, Kyrgyz jazz musician is now home

BISHKEK: Kyrgyz musician Vikram Ruzakhunov, who was detained in Kazakhstan, has arrived on Monday evening in the capital Bishkek. Today, at about 6:40 p.m. local time, he crossed the border at the Ak-Zhol checkpoint. Media representatives and activists waited for him at the checkpoint for several hours, but could not meet with him. He was taken […]

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