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Cental Asia


In February, the Swedish news agency TT jointly with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) published the results of an investigation of the situation in the cotton industry of Turkmenistan. The authors of the report make loud statements about the use of child labor, encouraging Western companies to set aside raw materials of the Turkmen origin. What is actually behind this investigation?



The last month of 2015 and the first month of 2016 were marked by three important events in Turkmenistan: the launch of construction of the TAPI gas pipeline, the establishment of the National Oil and Gas Company (NAPESCO), and the establishment of the republic's own electronics industry.



In 1932, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the 1916 rebellion, the party bodies of the Central Asian Bureau of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks issued the “Review of the archival materials on the 1916 uprising in Central Asia.” Of course, this Review could not include all the available publications and documents of the time that related to the tragic events of the early 20th century. In this publication, our attention has been drawn to the assessment the party bodies of that time gave to those bloody events.


After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan and the Central Asian countries were in the area of influence of a number of global and regional geopolitical projects. To be more precise, the clash of interests of power centers implementing their regional geopolitical projects has started to influence and even determine the course of development of the Central Asian countries. That is why it is a task of practical and scientific value – to monitor these geopolitical projects in the region, and particularly in Kyrgyzstan.


Editorial note: The efficient use of all opportunities in international relations has always been one of the most crucial issues. Formally, there is a rather strong legal basis for the widest possible cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Russia. The relations between our countries are characterized as strategic; they are based on the Declaration on Eternal Friendship, Alliance and Partnership. Feeling the civil liability above all else, two reputable scientists – Turusbek A. Asanov (Ph.D.


According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Russian Federation is currently one of the largest recipients of migrant workers. 48 percent of foreign labor force attracted to Russia are representatives of the Central Asian region. They also account for 70.5 percent of all migrants arriving in Russia from the countries of the former Soviet Union. In particular, Russia is the dominant direction of labor migration for 91.3 percent of citizens leaving Kyrgyzstan.



The Turkish fighter's air attack on the Russian bomber in the Syrian air space has been a stern “security check” of the truthfulness of some of the Commonwealth states' oaths of eternal strategic partnership and friendship with the Russian Federation. Indeed, the fact that Turkey “stabbed in the back” the MiG-24 that had virtually no protection should be regarded as a vile action in the truest sense of the word. Formally, Russia and Turkey are on the same side of the fence – the side that stands against the Islamic State.


At present, amidst a sharp drop in the quality of education and the ongoing crisis of science, religious explanation of life turns into the foundation of the outlook of Kyrgyz people. Whether we like it or not, in the near future this may lead not only to a change in many secularism-related forms of social identity, but also to the abandonment of the national statehood in favor of the so-called global caliphate. Because the total corruption of officials causes mistrust in the authorities.


In the Kyrgyz Republic, the contemporary level of migratory mobility of young people is quite high, since the socio-economic and socio-political transformations within the country have affected the living conditions of the young generation.



There are direct signs that Kyrgyzstan is gradually becoming a hopeless country. The first sign is that the executive and legislative branches of power are formed from oligarchs, businessmen and people subject to criminal liability. The second sign is that people are more and more encompassed by pessimism, losing faith in the possibility of changing the situation in social life for the better. Thus, Kyrgyzstan is turning into a country that has lost the ability for proactive development, and, unlike in Soviet time, cannot make a contribution to world culture, science and technology.