Kyrgyzstan: Germans Fading Away on Central Asian Steppe

The Volga Germans of Central Asia: a dwindling minority. (Photo: David Triling.)

Amid commemorations marking 70 years since the 1941 deportation of the Russian Germans to Central Asia, there is a palpable sense that the community is disappearing. In Bishkek, roughly 30 people gather each Sunday to pray at the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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Nate Schenkkan is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kyrgyzstan: Germans Fading Away on Central Asian Steppe

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