1926-1945 History of Kyrgyzstan since 1991





Kyrgyzstan since 1991



Mountainous Kyrghyzstan was one of the more remote regions of the USSR. While capital Frunze attracted some industries, and with it an ethnically Russian/Ukrainian workforce, the countryside was too mountainous to be affected much by the Soviet expansion of cotton cultuvation in Central Asia.
In 1990, a conflict between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz over land and housing near Osh escalated into riots; the state of emergency was declared. ASKAR AKAYEV, a 'liberal' member of the Communist Party, was elected president. When Gorbachev was checkmated by the Communist coup d'etat in summer 1991, Akayev supported Russia's President Yeltsin.



EXTERNAL
FILES
Timetable History of Kyrgyzstan, from BBC News
DOCUMENTS
REFERENCE Chapter XXII : Antique Worlds of Central Asia, pp.450-474 in : John Gunther, Inside Russia Today, NY : Harper & Bros. (1957) 1958 [G]
Adventures in Central Asia, pp.220-251 in John Gunther, Meet Soviet Russia, NY : Harper & Bros. 1962 [G]
Allen Hetmanek, Kirgizistan and the Kirgiz, pp.238-261 in : Zev Katz et al. (ed.), Handbook of Major Soviet Nationalities, NY : The Free Press 1975 [G]
Article : Union of Soviet Socialist Republics : Kirghizia, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.1445-1446, 1975-1976 pp.1449-1450, 1976-1977 pp.1447-1449, 1978-1979 pp.1267-1269, 1979-1980 pp.1276-1278, 1980-1981 pp.1272-1274, 1981-1982 pp.1280-1281, 1983-1984 pp.1276-1278, 1984-1985 pp.1274-1276, 1985-1986 pp.1275-1276, 1986-1987 pp.1274-1275, 1987-1988 pp.1277-1279, 1988-1989 pp.1281-1283, 1989-1990 pp.1287-1289, 1990-1991 pp.1290-1292, 1991-1992 pp.1290-1291 [G]



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