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On June 5, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev signed a law that was previously passed by the republic's parliament. It provides for conducting the presidential election in the country on October 15, 2017. According to the press service of the head of state, the law “On the election of the president of Kyrgyzstan and deputies of the national parliament” was adopted on May 31. In accordance with the new legislative norms, the presidential election will be held on the third Sunday of October.



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.


In Kyrgyzstan, the SMS survey “M-Report” has been conducted in order to find out the factors that influence the choice of the university, and how many graduates of higher education institutions manage to find occupational work. This survey was initiated by the National Institute for Strategic Studies of the Republic and dedicated to the topic “Choosing a University.” The survey was participated by 946 people from all provinces of Kyrgyzstan.


Starting on August 12, 2017, the regulations of the EEU (the Eurasian Economic Union) will be introduced in Kyrgyzstan. Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Oleg Pankratov made such a statement during a regular meeting of the government. “The business needs to understand the effect of our regulations in the territory of Kyrgyzstan will cease, because the EEU general technical regulation will come into force. Only supranational technical regulations will be effective in the republic,” Pankratov said.



Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev expressed support for the idea of China's Xi Jinping to create a “Digital Silk Road.” According to the press service of the head of state, this happened during the speech of the Kyrgyz president at a round table attended by the leaders of the countries participating in the forum “One Belt, One Road.” “We would like to support the idea expressed yesterday by Chairman Xi Jinping in his report on creation of the Digital Silk Road,” Atambaev said.



Kyrgyzstan has big problems with attracting investments due to the fact that about 90 percent of the entire business of the country is currently in shadow. A member of the board of the Eurasian Business Association of the Eurasian Economic Union, Victoria Kologrivova, made this statement while delivering a speech at the recent press conference in Bishkek. “We ask entrepreneurs to take their business out of the shadows so that our products can be sold not only in Russia, but also in other countries.


On the night of May 14-15, analogue television was shut down across the larger part of Kyrgyzstan. According to the press service of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, the current event means the complete refusal from the further use of analogue broadcasting with the transition to digital television.


Since the beginning of 2017, the economy of Kyrgyzstan has demonstrated a positive growth dynamics, which is primarily due to the effect of the low base in 2016. Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic Daniyar Imanaliev made such a statement while delivering a speech at the government session. According to the press service of the Ministry, in the first quarter of 2017, the growth of the gross domestic product of Kyrgyzstan was 7.8 percent, and its physical volume was KGS86.1 billion.


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.



Russia has written off Kyrgyzstan's debt accumulated as a result of the previously allocated loans. The aggregate written-off amount is $240 million. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the corresponding decree and approved the one-time write-off of the entire amount of debt. According to the press service of the Russian government, as of March 30, 2017, the amount of the Kyrgyz side's debt was $240 million. As stated in the decree, 100 percent of the total amount of Kyrgyzstan's debt “must be written off on the day this protocol comes into effect.”