Author: Jamilya Zhunusov

Moscow (28/2). Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that non-governmental organizations in Central Asia have stepped up their anti-Russian activities amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army. Shoigu said this at the board of the Russian Ministry of Defense on February 27. According to him, there are more than 100 “large pro-Western non-governmental organisations” operating in Central Asia, which have more than 16,000 representative offices and branches. “Against the backdrop of the special military operation, these NGOs have significantly increased their anti-Russian activities in order to reduce military-technical, economic and cultural cooperation between the Central Asian states and Russia.…

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All men in Russia are required to do a year-long military service, or equivalent training during higher education, from the age of 18. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree setting out the routine spring conscription campaign, calling up 150,000 citizens for statutory military service, a document posted on the Kremlin’s website showed on Sunday (31 March). All men in Russia are required to do a year-long military service, or equivalent training during higher education, from the age of 18. In July Russia’s lower house of parliament voted to raise the maximum age at which men can be conscripted to 30…

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President Sadyr Japarov, in an interview with the national news agency “Kabar” on December 6, once again reiterated that there are forces that intend to take advantage of the rally of merchants who oppose the use of cash registers in Kyrgyzstan. The head of state said that businessmen went to protests with the intention of delivering their demands to the authorities, but law enforcement agencies have information about those who intend to use them for their own benefit. “There are those who used to “eat from the big manger” and wanted to take advantage of their rally, today there are…

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A study of community immunity to nine vaccine-preventable diseases will be conducted in Kyrgyzstan. Zharkynbek Kasymbekov, director of the National Institute of Public Health of the Ministry of Health, said at a press conference. According to him, the study will be conducted jointly with the Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Viral Infection Control and the St. Petersburg Pasteur Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. To participate in the testing on the website of the Ministry of Health, one should complete a questionnaire and sign up for a convenient time. There are 69 testing points in the country. The testing will take place on November 13-25. Citizens of Kyrgyzstan will be able to take a free test for antibodies to measles, rubella, mumps, SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, viral hepatitis A, B, C, D,…

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For nine months of 2023, Kyrgyzstan exported 9.9 tons of gold worth $619.7 million. The data provided by the National Statistical Committee says. In just a month, the figure increased by 1.2 tons. At the same time, during the same period in 2022, only 69.4 kilograms of gold were delivered for $905,600. Current data on gold export volumes are 143 (!) times higher than last year’s level. Switzerland accounts for the main volume of precious metal exports. At least eight tons were supplied there for $502.8 million. Data for eight months of 2023 showed exports at 7.1 tons. It turns out that in a month the Kyrgyz Republic exported almost 882.2 kilograms of gold to Switzerland. In addition, the republic supplied 984.3 kilograms of precious…

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Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are exploring the potential of initiating a joint flight route connecting Japan’s Tokyo, Uzbekistan’s Tashkent, and Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek, Trend studies. This subject was deliberated upon throughout a gathering between Abylkasym Sherniyazov, President of the Tourism Development Support Fund in Kyrgyzstan, and Jamshid Abdusalomov, First Deputy Chairman of Uzbekistan’s Tourism Committee. Elsewhere, the edges mentioned proposals for establishing direct and cost-effective flights from Uzbekistan’s Tashkent, to Issyk-Kul and Osh in Kyrgyzstan. Additionally, plans for mixed excursions encompassing each Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have been addressed. The dialog additionally touched upon the enhancement of infrastructure on the “Madaniyat” street checkpoint…

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To support increased access to educational materials for children in the Kyrgyz language, Taalim Forum Public Foundation today officially launched Terebel – the Kyrgyz-language digital platform for environmental education – at the K. Bayalinov Republican Children and Youth Library in Bishkek. The platform is supported through the Book Translation Program of the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic. Teachers and students from schools in Bishkek and Chui region attended the event, as well as representatives from the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Republican Institute of Ecology, Geography and Tourism, and NGO partners…

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Kyrgyzstan repatriated dozens of the wives and children of jihadist militants from camps in Syria on. Sunday, as the Central Asian nation returns those stranded by the collapse of ISIS. Thousands, including from Muslim-majority countries in Central Asia, joined jihadist groups like the so-called Islamic State at the height of the Syrian war from 2013 and 2015. Many militants and their family members are now held in detention centres or are stuck in displacement camps, as countries resist calls for their repatriation, citing security threats. “On October 22, 2023, a special aircraft from Syria carried 21 women and 62 children…

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The newest kamikaze drone “BAS-80” was handed over to the military-technical center “Tsar’s Wolves”; the drone will be tested in the Northern Military District zone. The new UAV is made of carbon or fiberglass. Thanks to the material, it was possible to ensure that the drone became very light – it weighs only 1.7 kg. The drone has folding wings, which makes it easy to transport – when folded, it fits into a tube and is carried by the user in this form. The UAV is launched from a powder charge. The payload is half a kilogram, but can carry up to two…

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Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have reached an agreement on 43.32 kilometers of their shared state border, the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan announced. During the period from October 3 to 8, a regular meeting took place in the city of Batken between the topographic working groups and the working groups on legal matters from the government delegations of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The purpose of the meeting was to continue the process of delimitation and demarcation of the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border. The topographic working groups reached an agreement on a segment of the border spanning 43.32 kilometers. Work will continue in order…

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