A Bishkek student is dividing Kyrgyzstan with a her viral feminist pop anthem. Singer Zere Asylbek, who performs under the name Zere, released Kyz (Girl in English) in July, but the clip became widly popular two months later after being picked up by another Kyrgyz YouTube channel.
This year’s World Nomad Games, a celebration of nomadic heritage, took place in the Issyk-Kul province of Kyrgyzstan. Eleanor Moseman photographed female competitors who had travelled from all over central Asia and eastern Europe, and explored the difficulties and challenges they face as competitors
Freedom of religion in Kazakhstan was on the agenda at the annual meeting of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw, 12 September, as the result, several recommendations have been voiced for the Kazakhstani authorities.
ALMATY. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan's Emir Baigazin awarded the Best Film Director prize at the Horizons Competition of the 75th Venice Film Festival, with his movie The River, the festival's official website reads.
The Guardian: The enormous calligraphic glazed tile – half a metre in height – had disappeared in 2014. Thieves left a gaping hole after they removed it from the magnificent entrance facade of a 12th-century monument, just over 12 miles (20km) from Bukhara, the Unesco world heritage site on the ancient Silk Road route.
From the endless steppes of the Kazakhstan interior to the immense temples and minarets of the Samarkand and Bukhara to the jutting, thrusting, snow-covered peaks of the Tian Shan mountain range, this is a region with a refreshing lack of hype surrounding its attractions which visitors can expect to have mostly to themselves -- CNN writes in a story endorsing the Central Asia' Silk Road.
Kazakhstani President Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize by Global Coordinator at Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament Alyn Ware.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences released a short list of documentaries for awards in 2017 on Dec. 6, and The Eagle Huntress was among top contenders.