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Islam in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek named capital of Islamic Culture

Source : Agencies / 21 May 2014

Bishkek, the capital city of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, has been declared the capital of Islamic culture in 2014, hosting five month activities to mark the event.


Kyrgyzstan to host 5 months of Islamic cultural activities

Source : World Bulletin / 14 Mar 2014

Kyrgyzstan's deputy prime minister, Kamila Taliyeva, hosted a meeting on Wednesday for the organization of five months of activities to mark the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek being declared the capital of Islamic culture in 2014.

It was decided that events will be held between May 20 and October 19, including art exhibitions, film festivals, workshops, conferences and a trade fair.


Kyrgyzstan strives to save snow leopard

By Alisher Karimov / 26 Nov 2013

The snow leopard's dwindling population in Kyrgyzstan has the country looking for ways to keep the species flourishing.

In October, the Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum took place in Bishkek, drawing participants from the 12 countries comprising the snow leopard's habitat, biologists and environmentalists. One of their major concerns was the animal's fate in Kyrgyzstan.


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