Kyrgyzstan

Culture

Russia chooses myth over history in new WWII movie

A new state-sponsored movie in Russia commemorates the sacrifice of “Panfilov's 28” in the WWII battle for Moscow. Their story is as iconic for Russians as the flag-raising over Iwo Jima is for Americans. The only problem is, it's not quite true.

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Global Politics

Geo answer

For our GEO QUIZ today we're looking for the STANS; seven countries that end with the suffix ?stan.? Anchor Jeb Sharp tells us about an EIGHTH ?stan? that can't be found on a map. It's an idealized world created by Lebanese businessman Michel Eleftriades.

Conflict & Justice

Kyrgyzstan chaos

The Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan is tense today after opposition protests yesterday appear to have toppled the government. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Conflict & Justice

Kyrgyz president 'prepared to quit'

The president of Kyrgyzstan, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, says he is prepared to resign if security for him and his family can be guaranteed and the self-declared interim government halts bloodshed in the Central Asian country. The BBC's Rayhan Demytrie reports.

Global Politics

Ethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with BBC correspondent Rayhan Dymetrie in Uzbekistan, where ethnic clashes have left more than 100 people dead. Members of the Uzbek minority say they've been targeted in the violence.

Conflict & Justice

Mourning the dead in Kyrgyzstan

Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on the violence in Kyrgyzstan from the BBC's Rayhan Demytrie. The last few days have been filled with ethnic clashes between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks that have left more than 180 people dead.

Arts, Culture & Media

Kyrgyzstan's Soviet past

Fighting between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek people in southern Kyrgyzstan has left more than 180 people dead. Marco Werman talks with Peter Zeihan of the global intelligence company Stratfor about the historical background of the two former Soviet republics.