The health minister then drank the concoction at a press conference.
New government allows those found with illegal financial assets to avoid prosecution by surrendering them to Treasury. US embassy has warned about rise of organised crime in Kyrgyzstan.
A low turnout may dent the legitimacy of the exercise, however.
A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.
Since shepherding Azerbaijan’s military victory last autumn, Turkey has been on a Silk Road charm offensive. The challenge is turning talk into action.
With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.
Loan to Kyrgyzstan’s largest private wholesale broadband operator will boost fibre coverage in underserved areas of the country.
The mine used to be President Japarov's cause célèbre, but these days he has to be more pragmatic.
Latest offer also does not represent good value for shareholders says investor. If copper price rises further, viability of deal may be harmed.
Arrests are coming swiftly for opponents of Kyrgyzstan's new president.
At the end of October the two largest shareholders of Kazakh mining giant Kaz Minerals announced a massive GBP3bn all cash buyout offer to minority shareholders, as they want to take the company private.
New president, the populist Sadyr Japarov, was last October busted out of prison where he was serving sentence stemming from kidnapping linked to protests against Canadian-owned Kumtor gold mine.