Kyrgyzstan

Admire the brightly painted Dungan Mosque near the serene Lake Issyk-Kul | The Escapist

Admire the brightly painted Dungan Mosque near the serene Lake Issyk-Kul | The Escapist

Lose yourself in the healing waters of this Soviet-era sanatorium in remote Kyrgyzstan | The Escapist

Lose yourself in the healing waters of this Soviet-era sanatorium in remote Kyrgyzstan | The Escapist

From Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan, this Insta account gives you a daily slice of life in Central Asia

From Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan, this Insta account gives you a daily slice of life in Central Asia

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

Empire state of mind: the legacy of the Russian Revolution in Central Asia

Empire state of mind: the legacy of the Russian Revolution in Central Asia

Meet the pioneers running Kyrgyzstan’s all-woman space agency

Meet the pioneers running Kyrgyzstan’s all-woman space agency

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

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 eerie scene from a Kyrgyz sanatorium conjures the disquiet of The Shining

This eerie scene from a Kyrgyz sanatorium conjures the disquiet of The Shining

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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