Category Archives: Personalities

A Total Outsider’s View on Kyrgyzstan

I have never set foot in Kyrgyzstan. Actually, I am pretty sure that no-one I really know has, apart from the few people I interviewed with for the job I am about to start there (and then, I can’t say that I really know them yet). Not only should this indicate you, reader, how crazy I am (I would write “adventurous” but it just doesn’t seem right), it also underlines my utter lack of insider’s knowledge of the subject. skiing

http://www.landlockedsushi.com/2013/04/a-total-outsiders-view-on-kyrgyzstan.html

Bishkek blog: life in the Kyrgyzstan capital

Alec, from Birmingham, arrived at the London School in Bishkek and starts teaching English next week. And he’s also keeping a blog. bishkeksnow

http://bishkekblog.wordpress.com/page/2/

Kurmanbek Bakiev

Kurmanbek Bakiev

When Kurmanbek Bakiyev took power in Kyrgyzstan in 2005, many hoped he would wipe out corruption and breathe life into the country’s flagging economy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4660317.stm

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

Who Was Chinggis Khaan/Genghis Khan?

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~chulu20c/classweb/World%20Politics/

Eldar Djangirov

Eldar Djangirov

When Eldar was signed to Sony Classical at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City* was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. Along the way, he’s had the good fortune to meet and/or work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, etc. Through these opportunities and other wonderful musical experiences, Eldar continues to explore new frontiers through composing and performing, enabling him to ultimately to realize his own musical vision.

(* Actually, he was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

Nikolaï Mikhaïlovitch Przhevalski

Nikolaï Mikhaïlovitch Przhevalski

We are on the bank of the lake Issyk Kul, in the heart of the mounts of Tien Shan. Undoubtedly the softness and the beauty of these places encouraged the officer and Russian explorer Prjevalski to wish this bank as last harbor and to require of the tsar to be burried here.

KYRGYZSTAN: Who’s who?

KYRGYZSTAN: Who’s who?

BISHKEK, 25 June 2010 (IRIN) – Ahead of a controversial referendum on 27 June to decide on a new constitution for Kyrgyzstan, which some fear could lead to fresh violence, IRIN takes a look at some of the key political players.

http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=89612

Who’s Who In Kyrgyz Politics

Who’s Who In Kyrgyz Politics

13 Names to Know as of April, 2010

http://www.sras.org/whos_who_in_kyrgyz_politics

Roza Otunbaeva

Roza Otunbaeva

A day after violent protests appeared to oust the Kyrgyz government, the Central Asian nation is being led by a former Foreign Minister, Roza Otunbayeva.

Chinghiz Aitmatov

Obituary

A Kyrgyz writer, his books were translated into 150 languages – The Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov, who has died aged 79, was the most celebrated representative of Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked, mountainous nation of 5 million people in the heart of central Asia, which was a Soviet republic until 1991. A bilingual and bicultural writer, Aitmatov wrote his prose and plays in both his native Kyrgyz and in Russian, and was translated into more than 150 languages. Described as a “magical socialist-realist” in the Russian press, he was able to combine elements of Kyrgyz folk-tales and epics with formally traditional Russian realism

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/jul/15/culture.obituaries