Kyrgyzstan: Communism Dying, But Not Yet Forgotten

Many Kyrgyz still fondly remember the unifying ideology and stability of the Soviet era 20 years after the union collapsed. (Photo: David Trilling)

With their country torn by ethnic strife and experiencing wrenching political change, it’s understandable why many older Kyrgyzstanis sometimes feel nostalgic for the relative comforts of the Soviet era.

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Chris Rickleton is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kyrgyzstan: Communism Dying, But Not Yet Forgotten

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