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Elena Skochilo

I am photojournalist from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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Latest posts by Elena Skochilo

1 November 2011

Kyrgyzstan: The Die is Cast

Today the Central Elections Commission confirmed that Kyrgyzstan's election is valid. Over 51% of Kyrgystanis have voted across the country (a little over 3 million voters). Elena Skochilo reports.

30 October 2011

Kyrgyzstan: There Is No Silence Day in Internet

Yesterday, October 29, was the so-called “Silence Day” in Kyrgyzstan, the last day before the presidential elections. At this day any political agitation is prohibited in the traditional media. But...

11 September 2011

Kyrgyzstan: 83 Candidates Register for Presidential Elections

Kyrgyzstan, famous for its political unrest, will have a presidential election in October 2011. No fewer than 83 Kyrgyz citizens have registered to participate in the race for the presidency....

18 July 2009

Kyrgyzstan Sets Up the Anti-terrorist Centre

15, July, the President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiev gave interview to the American New York Times. During the interview, he told [ru] that Kyrgyzstan was going to set up the...

5 July 2009

Does Global Financial Crisis Affect Kyrgyzstan?

Slon.ru writes [ru] that global financial crisis started in the February, 2007. That month Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) stopped the buying-out the subprime mortgages. A lot of...

1 May 2009

Kyrgyzstan: Government Acts to Prevent Swine Flu

The import of all types of meat products from the United States and Mexico is banned in Kyrgyzstan now. Deputy Director of the Department of Veterinary Kubanychbek Musakeev explained [ru],...

25 April 2009

Kyrgyzstan: Lame Ad Design Spurred Nationalist Debates

On April, 22, a deputy Askarbek Shadiev criticized the advertisement billboard of the Swiss Office for Cooperation [en] during the session of the faction “Ak Zhol” party. Deputy was outraged...

7 March 2009

Kyrgyzstan: No Rest For the Internet

The head of the State Patent Department [en] Ulan Melisbek told [ru] that this department will try to take control of the service registration of domain names in the .kg...

2 March 2009

Kyrgyzstan: Photo-roundup with not a word about politics

A winter time is ending, and Kyrgyzstan is waiting for the hot spring: the rallies, protest actions and so on. But let's talk about beauty, not about the endless politic....

23 February 2009

Kyrgyzstan: Back Count for the U.S. Airbase

On February, 19th, 2009 nearly all Krrgyz MPs approved a motion denouncing the agreement between Kyrgyzstan and the USA about the American airbase at Manas. Of 89 total MPs, 78...

6 February 2009

Kyrgyzstan: The U.S. Air Base Shutdown

The president of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiev declared that American airbase will be called off Kyrgyzstan. Political intrigues around the airbase began when Bakiev became the president of Kyrgyzstan. The question...

30 January 2009

Kyrgyzstan: What Did the President Mean?

On January, 27th the President Kurmanbek Bakiev addressed to citizens of Kyrgyzstan. In his speech the President declared that created strategic documents must be realizing more actively. He also identified...

Kyrgyzstan: Something About Patriotism

16 January 2009

Kyrgyztsan: New Head of Administration or Next President?

On 13th January Daniyar Usenov was assigned as the head of the president’s administration. The previous chief of the president’s administration Medet Sadyrkulov left his post voluntarily. He said that...

2 July 2008

Kyrgyzstan: From Sorrow to Happiness

Early in June a sorrowful groan was heard from the Kyrgyz blogosphere: the great Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov died. Almost all Kyrgyz bloggers wrote about the death of a famous...

11 June 2008

Kyrgyzstan: First Summer Events

There was a recent Miss Tourism Kyrgyzstan pageant, held on the eve of summer. Some bloggers have visited this contest and published photos of the event. The chosen Miss Tourism...

5 June 2008

Kyrgyzstan: Someone is Relaxing, Someone is Fighting

Undoubtedly, the meeting of the Kyrgyz bloggers became the most under discussion event of the Kyrgyz blogosphere in the second half of May. 27 bloggers met and even the bad...

13 May 2008

Kyrgyzstan: A Slow Time

The May month traditionally comes to Kyrgyzstan with the holiday days. 1st May is the Labor Day, 5th May is the Constitution’s Day and on 9th May Kyrgyzstan celebrates Victory’s...

30 April 2008

Kyrgyzstan: An Anxious April

A next to last week of April started from the unexpected fall of temperature. A lot of bloggers posted the photographs of the frozen greenery and the trees under snow....

21 April 2008

Kyrgyzstan: Time to Solve Problems

The first week of April started with the ambiguous opinions of Kyrgyz bloggers about the Marie Claire magazine article by American journalist Erin Finnerty with photography by Rena Effendi and...

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