Kyrgyzstan’s Famous Bazaar Facing Choice; Toward Russia or China?

Waiting for customers at the Dordoi bazaar. (Photo: David Trilling)

Kelechek, a dusty new settlement on the fringes of Central Asia’s largest bazaar, is brimming with doubt. The village’s name means “future” in Kyrgyz, but residents aren’t sure it has one.
 

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Chris Rickleton is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kyrgyzstan’s Famous Bazaar Facing Choice; Toward Russia or China?

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