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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...

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