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By an order of the presidential administration, in early 2016, Kyrgyzstan established the expert working group, which is tasked to prepare the republican concept of information policy for the President to sign. As early as June 1, it was expected to submit the working document. However, in addition to the republic's traditional addiction to voluminous documentations and names that are difficult to pronounce, this time there happened a merge of senior officials with Western-oriented public activists.


The events of 2010 and the introduction of the parliamentary form of government in Kyrgyzstan were the steps towards democratization of the state administration system. However, this process has weakened the state control over society. The entire preceding period from the achievement of sovereignty has only been leading us away from this goal. As a result, today Kyrgyzstan's society has not reached its approximate future shape.


Spring 2016 was special for Kyrgyzstan in the following sense: two very short-sighted politicians – former governor of Jalal-Abad Province B. Asanov and former high-level official B. Talgarbekov – suddenly imagined that they could force Atambayev to leave the post of head of state voluntarily if they use the help of the virtual support of the population.


We will not provide arguments that no head of state in his right mind will ever voluntarily give up even a tiny part of the steering of the state administration.



When Kyrgyzstan became independent in 1991, it marked not only a radical transformation of the political and economic systems towards liberalization, but also affected the spiritual life of the citizens of the republic. There were created favorable conditions for registration and functioning of religious organizations, which were interpreted by government officials and international organizations as an indicator of commitment to democratic values.


The presence of a huge number of religious groups and organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic (according to the State Commission on Religious Affairs under the KR Government, there are 2,900 of them) actualizes the issue of their classification. In turn, this necessitates their categorical definition in order to identify those structures whose members demonstrate antisocial behavior that threatens national security.



Formation of the religious situation is strongly influenced by the processes that take place in the socio-cultural sphere, since religion and religious organizations have a relatively free access to these activities – due to the involvement of religion in the very daily life and the impossibility of separating the religious perception of life from the general outlook of the person. In other words, religion is an institution similar to other social institutions that perform their functions and are involved in organization of life of citizens and formation of a person's world.


Religion is what largely determines the overall ideological and political situation in many countries, since the spiritual values form the framework of social consciousness, political and socio-economic views of vast masses of the population, as well as their attitude to certain ideas and political leaders. Because of this, sermons delivered by religious leaders can inspire people to mass demonstrations against or in support of a public policy.



On The Issue Of The Kyrgyz-Russian Economic Cooperation



“In 1916, I, a simple and humble Turk, raised the whole of Kyrgyzstan against the Russians,” so said Turkish agent Kushchubashy Selim Sami to adventurer Enver Pasha at the Baku Congress of Muslims. This is a quote from the Istanbul-published book of Turkish agents' memoirs titled “Five Turks in Asia.” And a 1916 leaflet preserved in the archives says, as if in confirmation of the bold adventures of Turkish agents between China's East Turkestan and Russia's West Turkestan: “Muslims!


At the dawn of independence of the Kyrgyz Republic (KR), its Parliament adopted the Law “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations” of 16 December 1991, which was distinguished by extreme softness towards the activities of non-traditional religious organizations in Kyrgyzstan, and was characterized by the OSCE as a normative legal act (NLA) that “adheres to the standards of human rights and does not create any problems in terms of the rights and freedoms of believers and religious associations.”