Kyrgyzstan: Prosecutors use 2010 ethnic unrest as cudgel against government opponents

Nurbek Bekmurzaev for Eurasianet June 8, 2022

Activists are bewildered by how the government has chosen to revisit the events of 2010 in this way.

Q&A | UN warns crises may force 70% of Kyrgyzstanis into poverty

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet June 7, 2022

Reliance on migrant remittances has left Kyrgyzstan especially vulnerable to the pandemic and Russia’s war.

Kyrgyzstan: Pit wall cracks raise questions over future of giant Kumtor gold mine

Aigerim Turgunbaeva June 3, 2022

The president has preventively denied any future responsibility for accidents that might happen at the mine.

Kyrgyzstan’s big-dollar deal with newbie Chinese company raises questions

Eurasianet May 31, 2022

Bishkek is pinning its industrial hopes on a small Chinese company with no past. The opaque arrangement reflects how Kyrgyzstan’s government does business.

Kyrgyzstan's Peak Putin becomes a case of 'pique Putin' as protesters plant Ukrainian flag atop mountain

bne IntelIiNews May 27, 2022

Police struggle to find climbers capable of getting to mountain top to remove prank protest 4,446 metres up.

Uzbekistan: China comes bearing gifts

Joanna Lillis for Eurasianet May 26, 2022

Will a railway connecting the two countries via Kyrgyzstan ever happen?

CEE companies weather the COVID-19 crisis

Robert Anderson in Prague May 23, 2022

Prompt and decisive government intervention, financial lifelines and firms’ involvement in global value chains have helped minimise insolvencies, says EIB/EBRD report.

Kyrgyzstan: Eccentric health minister fights for his job amid claims of corruption and bullying

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet May 20, 2022

That Beishenaliyev has held onto his job this long has much to do with his old friendship with the president.

Lukashenko hits out at lack of unity shown by member nations of Russia-led military bloc

bne IntelIiNews May 17, 2022

In front of Putin in Moscow, Belarusian dictator addresses counterparts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Armenia.