Comment of the Day

07.11.2017

How roots replaced revolutions in Kyrgyzstan’s collective memory

Following the break-up of the USSR and Kyrgyzstan’s independence, it was only this year that the Krygyz Parliament decided to abolish the official celebration of the Russian October Revolution and replace the theme of the holiday held on November 7 by that of “Kyrgyz roots and ancestors”. Whether or not...

Following the break-up of the USSR and Kyrgyzstan’s independence, it was only this year that the Krygyz Parliament decided to abolish the official celebration of the Russian October Revolution and replace the theme of the holiday held on November 7 by that of “Kyrgyz roots and ancestors”. Whether or not...