Kyrgyzstan

Life in Kyrgyzstan’s once-booming uranium mining town, where the past poisons the future

Life in Kyrgyzstan’s once-booming uranium mining town, where the past poisons the future

Letter from a kok boru match in Kyrgyzstan: where an ancient sport meets modern times

Letter from a kok boru match in Kyrgyzstan: where an ancient sport meets modern times

Bishkek’s multi-faith wedding palace is a futuristic, grandiose atheist temple | Concrete Ideas

Bishkek’s multi-faith wedding palace is a futuristic, grandiose atheist temple | Concrete Ideas

The twisted fate of Bishkek’s treasured UFO-like Soviet-era circus | Concrete Ideas

The twisted fate of Bishkek’s treasured UFO-like Soviet-era circus | Concrete Ideas

Punk Orientalism: how the art of rebellion in Central Asia is challenging the scars of the Soviet past

Punk Orientalism: how the art of rebellion in Central Asia is challenging the scars of the Soviet past

How battle rap and streaming platforms are bridging Kyrgyz hip-hop’s elders and youth

How battle rap and streaming platforms are bridging Kyrgyz hip-hop’s elders and youth

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

Mightier than the sword: the political artist capturing rage and resistance in Kyrgyzstan

Mightier than the sword: the political artist capturing rage and resistance in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz developers have created a video game to fight bride-kidnapping

Kyrgyz developers have created a video game to fight bride-kidnapping

 Watch online: the Kyrgyz drama taking on anti-mining protests that’s been banned from cinemas

Watch online: the Kyrgyz drama taking on anti-mining protests that’s been banned from cinemas

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

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

Kyrgyzstan launched its first ‘Feminnale’ for feminist art. Then the censors arrived

Kyrgyzstan launched its first ‘Feminnale’ for feminist art. Then the censors arrived

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

A day in the life of Alla Klimenko, the woman leading Kyrgyzstan’s booming IT economy

A day in the life of Alla Klimenko, the woman leading Kyrgyzstan’s booming IT economy

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

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

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

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