Kyrgyzstan: Driving the Russian Language from Public Life

The Kyrgyz parliament is considering dropping Russian as a language for political debate. (Photo: Dean C.K. Cox)

A push to assert the predominance of the Kyrgyz language in Kyrgyzstan is gaining traction. But the trend is angering Russian-speakers, who complain that efforts to promote Kyrgyz are coming at the expense of their constitutional rights.

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Kyrgyzstan: Driving the Russian Language from Public Life

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