Russia a Factor in Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Election Campaign

Young men hold party flags at an Ata-Jurt campaign rally in Osh on Sept. 16. (Photo: David Trilling)

One question hovers over political developments in Kyrgyzstan these days: Where does Russia stand? So it comes as no surprise that experts and pundits in Bishkek are busy sifting clues as to who the Kremlin is backing in the Central Asian nation’s upcoming parliamentary elections.

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Ulan Temirov is the pseudonym for a journalist based in Bishkek.

Russia a Factor in Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Election Campaign

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