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Culture & Living, Kyrgyzstan


At present, a large-scale check of amusement parks located in the territory of Kyrgyzstan is underway. It was started in mid-May, after a carousel collapsed in the city of Osh. As a result of the national inspection, the work of two amusement parks was suspended in Bishkek on June 2. In accordance with the instruction of the State Ecological Inspectorate, the metropolitan parks “Ata Türk” and “Asanbay” have ceased the activities of their amusement rides.


Kyrgyzstan has celebrated the Victory Day, the 72nd anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War. All across the republic, celebrations were held, including organization of concerts. The march of the “Immortal Regiment” once again walked through the major settlements of the country. This year, more than 50,000 residents of different nationalities, ages and religions took part in the march. In Bishkek alone, over 40,000 people participated in the march, according to the preliminary estimates.



On March 21, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev congratulated the residents of the republic with the traditional holiday of Navruz, or the day of the vernal equinox. As reported by the press-service of the President, Atambayev's greetings were read out on the central square of Bishkek by chief of the presidential apparatus Sapar Isakov. Worth recalling, Navruz is celebrated in all the Central Asian countries as the actual onset of astronomical spring.



On May 15, 2017, broadcasting of the analog television signal will be stopped across the entire territory of Kyrgyzstan. According to the press service of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Republic, such a decision was taken during a departmental meeting attended by the heads of the local TV channels. As stated, this date was selected taking into account the views of participants in the television market, which needed time to complete the construction of an alternative television network.



Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev congratulated the citizens and guests of the republic on the holiday of sacrifices, Kurman Ait. As reported by the press office of the President on September 12, Kurman Ait symbolizes peace, unity, compassion for the needy and care for others. “Like other religious holidays of the Kyrgyz people, Kurman Ait has become an important event in the spiritual life of the country's citizens, contributing to strengthening of the moral foundations of society and its cohesion.


On September 8, the Second World Nomadic Games came to an end on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. According to the medal standings, the absolute winner of the competition was the home team; the second place went to the team of Turkmenistan; the third place was won by the team of Kazakhstan. This information was reported by the State Agency for Youth, Sports and Physical Culture of the Republic. Worth recalling, the Games were held in the period September 3-8 and included competitions in 25 sports that were participated by athletes from more than 60 countries around the world.


On September 3, the city of Cholpon-Ata (Issyk-Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan) witnessed the opening of the Second World Nomadic Games. The opening ceremony took place on the shore of Issyk-Kul, with participation of President of the Republic Almazbek Atambayev. After the welcoming address to participants and guests of the Games, the president announced the opening of the Second World Nomadic Games. The list of honored guests of the event included politicians from around the world, and popular American actor Steven Seagal.



The number of Kyrgyzstan's population has increased by 2.1 percent over the past two years, as reported by head of the department of labor market and socio-demographic statistics of the National Statistical Committee of the Republic Rimma Chinybaeva. “Kyrgyzstan is one of the few CIS countries, where the population is increasing rather than decreasing. Kyrgyzstan's population growth rate is significantly higher than in almost all other CIS countries, except Tajikistan. In the period 2014-2015, the population of Kyrgyzstan increased by 2.1 percent,” Chinybaeva said.


According to the UN projections, in 2030, the population of Kyrgyzstan will reach 7 million people. Advisor to the Prime Minister of the republic Murat Shaimkulov reported this information during the international conference on natural capital required for the transition to a green economy on June 30. “Most of the priorities of the UN Sustainable Development Program for 2030 are of ecological nature, because today we are facing serious environmental problems. Relevant work is already underway in the countries of Central Asia,” he said.



The Kyrgyz authorities have proposed to revive the rehabilitation center for Russian cosmonauts, which is located on the shores of the alpine lake Issyk-Kul. Plenipotentiary representative of the Kyrgyz government in Issyk-Kul Province Askhat Akibaev announced the news on June 24, during a meeting with cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov, who is also a Hero of Russia and Kyrgyzstan. “The great medical base of sanatoriums and health resorts on the Issyk-Kul has been functioning for the past few decades.