Kyrgyzstan

The lost Soviet dream is both charming and haunting in these photos of Kyrgyzstan

The lost Soviet dream is both charming and haunting in these photos of Kyrgyzstan

Letter from Bishkek: Soviet utopia meets postmodern charm in Kyrgyzstan’s garden city capital

Letter from Bishkek: Soviet utopia meets postmodern charm in Kyrgyzstan’s garden city capital

Punk Orientalism: these artists are confronting the legacy of Soviet imperialism

Punk Orientalism: these artists are confronting the legacy of Soviet imperialism

Smash the patriarchy with a night of feminist film from the New East

Smash the patriarchy with a night of feminist film from the New East

Run the world: Zeré Asylbek called out gender disparity in Kyrgyzstan and she's only getting started

Run the world: Zeré Asylbek called out gender disparity in Kyrgyzstan and she’s only getting started

Who are you wearing?: from Russia to Central Asia, this label is putting the artisan first

Who are you wearing?: from Russia to Central Asia, this label is putting the artisan first

Element 174: lose yourself in this queer sci-fi from Bishkek

Element 174: lose yourself in this queer sci-fi from Bishkek

This kick-ass Central Asian sport is getting its own blockbuster

This kick-ass Central Asian sport is getting its own blockbuster

Check out the feminist pop anthem making waves in Kyrgyzstan

Check out the feminist pop anthem making waves in Kyrgyzstan

This pioneering space school for girls is launching Kyrgyzstan's first satellite

This pioneering space school for girls is launching Kyrgyzstan’s first satellite

Where to go in 2018: our guide to the most spectacular New East destinations you have to visit

Where to go in 2018: our guide to the most spectacular New East destinations you have to visit

SHTAB: the queer communists of Bishkek bringing politics and art back together

SHTAB: the queer communists of Bishkek bringing politics and art back together

The art of attraction: meet the Kyrgyz women bringing the public back to galleries

The art of attraction: meet the Kyrgyz women bringing the public back to galleries

Pamir: exploring the ‘roof of the world’ in remote Tajikistan

Pamir: exploring the ‘roof of the world’ in remote Tajikistan

New Year getaways: 7 spectacular destinations to escape the January blues

New Year getaways: 7 spectacular destinations to escape the January blues

Aida Sulova: Bishkek’s pioneering art impresario

Aida Sulova: Bishkek’s pioneering art impresario

Holidays in Soviet sanatoriums: the weird and wonderful wellness palaces of the USSR

Holidays in Soviet sanatoriums: the weird and wonderful wellness palaces of the USSR

5 stunning road trips from Montenegro to Mongolia

5 stunning road trips from Montenegro to Mongolia

Kyrgyz film snatches top prize at Tallinn film festival

Kyrgyz film snatches top prize at Tallinn film festival

Scaling the peaks of the New East

Scaling the peaks of the New East