A ski resort in Kyrgyzstan has unveiled a 2.5 meter (8 foot)- high statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin, after the resort's founder received a $1.2 million loan from a Russian-sponsored development fund.
Canada's Centerra Gold Inc said on
Monday that search operation for two missing workers at its
Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan was underway and that it had
temporarily shut the mine as it was focusing on rescue efforts.
Former Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambayev went on trial behind closed doors on Friday charged with illegally setting free a jailed organized crime boss, which led to his arrest in August after a dramatic stand-off with security forces.
Hundreds of people protested in front of the Kyrgyz government headquarters on Monday demanding that the authorities follow up on a media investigation of alleged money laundering to the tune of $700 million involving former senior officials.
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