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Bishkek, men seni syiemin!
Written by , Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014 – 15:29 | No Comment

A special guest post by Aigul Pyatayeva, a Kazakh philosophy student at the International University of Kyrgyzstan.

This week Bishkek is commemorating Revolutions… I was lucky to get a glimpse of hope by participating in a Student Conference on 7th April. And today being warned not to cross locations of possible riots, I skipped my lessons and walked the streets of Bishkek I never walked before… and came across a graffiti wall – some images illustrate city’s craziness, dynamics and aspirations. But nevertheless, Bishkek, men seni syiemin!

Four years later, and only quiet prayers
Written by , Monday, 7 Apr, 2014 – 11:05 | No Comment

The sky is grey and windy, and the air peppered by occasional faint wisps of snow. The earth, however, yawns with the first shoots of verdant green.

Today is the fourth anniversary of Kyrgyzstan’s second revolution. Mustafa Coşkun, an anthropologist with the Max Planck Institute, and I took a walk to Ala-Too Square to see how the Kyrgyz commemorate the event.

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Kyrgyz citizens at the World Culinary Congress in Romania
Written by , Friday, 4 Apr, 2014 – 7:43 | No Comment

Chefs from Kyrgyzstan took part in the World Congress of Culinary Traditions that was held in Bucharest (Romania) in mid-March 2014.

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Written by , Friday, 28 Mar, 2014 – 9:18 | No Comment

The Fifth Photo Championship “Photochamp-2014″ starts on April 9 in Bishkek. Both professional photographers and amateurs can participate. Read the full story »

Stories from the sand and the Armenian duduk
Written by , Friday, 21 Mar, 2014 – 8:17 | No Comment

Unusual in its beauty concert was conducted on March 16 in Bishkek. The Armenian musical band Argishty has visited the city with its famous performance on duduk. Performance was accompanied by the sensuous sand show of Marina Sosnina.

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Festival of Russian literature in Kyrgyzstan
Written by , Saturday, 15 Mar, 2014 – 9:18 | No Comment

IV Festival of Russian literature and culture “Country of High Inspirations” takes place from March 1 to May 23 in Kyrgyzstan. This year Festival is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Mikhail Lermontov.

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Artists from Kyrgyzstan will take part in Art Dubai 2014 fair
Written by , Monday, 10 Mar, 2014 – 8:42 | No Comment

Talented Kyrgyz citizens will take part in the international art fair Art Dubai 2014 which takes place March 19-22, 2014, in Dubai (UAE).

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Tribute to the beauty, land and human labor
Written by , Monday, 10 Mar, 2014 – 8:42 | No Comment

Exhibition dedicated to the 45th anniversary of creative activity and 70th birthday of Bolotbek Dzhumakanov was held in the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aitiev in Bishkek.

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Japanese dolls
Written by , Thursday, 27 Feb, 2014 – 20:59 | No Comment

From February 22 to March 14  a unique exhibition “Japanese dolls” is held at the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aitiev. Organizer of the event is the Japanese Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.

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Monument to Suimenkul Chokmorov is being constructed in Bishkek
Written by , Tuesday, 25 Feb, 2014 – 19:58 | No Comment

The working process on a monument to the People’s Artist of the USSR, a movie actor and artist Suimenkul Chokmorov is going at full drive in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It is planned to open the monument this fall for the 75th anniversary of the deceased artist. Work on the future monument is going already the third year in a rented room of one of the Bishkek schools.

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