1917-1926 History of Kyrgyzstan 1945-1991

Kyrgyzstan since 1991

In 1926 the KIRGHIZ ASSR was established. Bishkek was renamed FRUNZE and became capital. The Stalinist policy to confiscate the herds and the pastures and attempt to force the nomadic Kirghiz to settle down caused much harm (famine). In 1936 the Kirghiz ASSR, hitherto part of the RSFSR, was elevated to the KIRGHIZ SSR.
In 1933 the population numbered 1,302,000, that of capital Frunze 71,700, of Osh 44,800.

Timetable History of Kyrgyzstan, from BBC News
REFERENCE Hübner's Weltstatistik, 73rd edition, edited by Ernst Rösner, Wien 1939
Article USSR : Soviet Central Asia, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1937 p.1299 (data of 1935-1937) [G]
Article : Kirghiz SSR, in : Americana Annual 1943 p.412 (on events of 1942) [G]
Article : Kirghiz SSR, in : Americana Annual 1944 pp.378-379 (on events of 1943) [G]

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