1945-1991 History of Tajikistan

Kyrgyzstan since 1991

ASKAR AKAYEV was elected president; Kyrghyzstan obtained independence when the USSR disintegrated late in 1991. The country was renamed from Kirghisia into KYRGYZSTAN, the capital from Frunze into BISHKEK. Kyrgyzstan joined the CIS (1991), the UN (1992) and the CSCE (1992). A CONSTITUTION was adopted in 1993, elections held in 1995, which extended the presidency of A. Akayev. A new bill permitted private ownership of land (1997). The country experienced armed attacks in the south in 1999-2000; in 2001 2 persons were executed for participating in these raids which were blamed on Islamic militants.
The National Olympic Committee of the Repubic of Kyrgyzstan was established in 1991 and recognized by the IOC in 1993.

Article National Olympic Committee, from Wikipedia
Timetable History of Kyrgyzstan, from BBC News
REFERENCE Article : Commonwealth of Independent States : Kirghizia, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1992-1993 pp.427-429, 1993-1994 pp.431-434, 1994-1995 pp.425-427 [G]
Article : Commonwealth of Independent States : Kyrgyzstan, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1995-1996 pp.417-419 (data of 1994-1995) [G]
Article : Kyrgyzstan, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1996-1997 pp.801-803, 1997-1998 pp.811-814, 1998-1999 pp.870-873, 2000 pp.996-999, 2001 pp.936-941, 2002 pp.1013-1018, 2003 pp.1015-1019, 2004 pp.1021-1025, 2005 pp.1027-1031, 2006 pp.1025-1029 [G]
Entry : Travel Warnings - Kyrgyz Republic, pp.530-532 in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2000, Supplement [G]
Entry : Republic of Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic), Cabinet, pp.57-58; Background Notes, pp.788-792, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2003 [G]
Entry : Kyrgyz Republic, pp.634-637 in : IMF, International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2001 [G]
Article : Kyrgyzstan, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1993 pp.406, 648, 1994 pp.407, 647, 1995 pp.435, 648, 1996 pp.433, 648, 1997 pp.443, 646, 2002 pp.454-455, 652 [G]

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