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Natasha Yefimov

Kyrgyzstan to Pay Osh Victims’ Families: Can It Be Done Fairly?

Two months after passing a deficit-plagued budget, Kyrgyzstan’s parliament has amended it,...

Kyrgyzstan: Pentagon’s $750K Women's Shelter Stands Deserted

A derelict hospital refurbished last year to serve as a battered women’s...

Kyrgyzstan’s April Uprising: Path to Change or Death in Vain?

One year ago, thousands of people crowded the streets of Kyrgyzstan’s capital...

From Kyrgyzstan to Siberia, Heroin Smugglers Get Creative

Snow White nearly died from them. Trick-or-treating children once found razors in...

Kyrgyzstan’s Prison Strike: Crime and Politics Bunking Together?

Up to 10,000 prisoners, including inmates in all of Kyrgyzstan’s 11 prisons...

Triple Restaurant Fire in Kyrgyzstan’s Capital: Bizness? Nationalism? Pork Hate?

Simultaneous nighttime fires struck three restaurants in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, this week,...

Kyrgyzstan Ranks Last in Major Education Assessment

Officials at Kyrgyzstan’s Education Ministry have little reason to celebrate this holiday...

Leaked Kyrgyzstan Cable: Corruption “Appallingly High”

Kyrgyzstan watchers have zeroed in on a juicy dispatch from the latest influx of...

Osh Shaken By Land-Grab Woes

It’s been less than a week since Kyrgyzstan’s most controversial mayor, Melis...

Obama Burgers Come to Bishkek

US President Barack Obama has come to be known for his salt-of-the-earth...

Kyrgyzstan: Q&A with Ata-Jurt Leader Kamchybek Tashiev

During Kyrgyzstan’s surprisingly peaceful parliamentary election campaign, Kamchybek Tashiev was one of...

Big Men with Guns Trade Barbs in Bishkek

As Kyrgyzstan’s newly elected parliament prepares to do battle over government posts,...

Why Is Kyrgyzstan So Touchy About a Uighur Documentary?

UPDATE, October 7 – The producer of “The 10 Conditions of Love”...

Osh "Master Plan" Back in the News

The contentious redevelopment plan for the city of Osh has once again...

In Southern Kyrgyzstan, “SOS” Leads to Jail Time

A court in southern Kyrgyzstan has sentenced two ethnic Uzbeks to three...

Small Blast at Bishkek Synagogue Mars Holidays

A nail-packed explosive device blew up on the grounds of a synagogue...

Kyrgyzstan: Mayhem at Activist's Trial Highlights Lingering Interethnic Tension

With shops, schools and even nightclubs in southern Kyrgyzstan re-opening, daily life...