Life in Limbo: Inside Bishkek's Illegal ‘New-Builds’

Hundreds of thousands fled their villages for novostroika slums on the edge of the Kyrgyz capital when the collapse of the Soviet Union killed collective farming. Twenty five years on, the government has reluctantly connected some to water and electricity – but few have sewerage systems or schools. (Photo: Danil Usmanov)

A Eurasianet partner post from The Guardian

Hundreds of thousands fled their villages for novostroika slums on the edge of the Kyrgyz capital when the collapse of the Soviet Union killed collective farming.

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Life in Limbo: Inside Bishkek's Illegal ‘New-Builds’

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