Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Bicker Over Contraband

People and vehicles cross the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border at the Korday-Ak-Zhol checkpoint. Kazakhstan makes freight trucks arriving from Kyrgyzstan declare their goods, and has limited the amount of wares individuals can carry across the border. (Photo: ADB/Vyacheslav Oseledko, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

When Sarsenbay Koishybayev, a retiree in Almaty, Kazakhstan, went to his local supermarket recently, he did not find his favorite sour cream on the shelves. The brand comes from Kyrgyzstan and is one of the cheapest available.
 

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Almaz Kumenov is a journalist based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Bicker Over Contraband

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