Kyrgyzstan: After the Revolution Came the Cranes

Illegal building projects are a significant part of Bishkek’s construction boom. (Photo: David Trilling)

Residents of a five-story, Soviet-era apartment block in central Bishkek gathered outside recently to protest the construction of a penthouse on top of their building.
 

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Chris Rickleton is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kyrgyzstan: After the Revolution Came the Cranes

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