Photos Central Asia
Photos Central Asia

n/a - Kazakhstan visa

A visa is required to travel in Kazakhstan, it is not expensive

Bishkek - Kyrgyz parliament

Kyrgyz parliament building, built in 1985 in Stalinist modern style, with the Moscow Duma building as a model

Bishkek - Bishkek police

Kyrgyz police meeting around the Bishkek Lenin statue before taking part in a parade

Bishkek - Bishkek police

Kyrgyz police from the whole country were parading in Bishkek during our visit in 2009

Bishkek - Bishkek police

Weeks of violence would break out in Bishkek less then a year after we witnessed large scale drills by police forces from all over the country

Bishkek - State circus

The Disc shaped Bishkek circus built in 1976 by architect L.Segal, V. Shadrin and A. Nezhurina

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Bishkek - Theatre of opera

The Bishkek theatre of opera and Ballet with the Kyrgyz SSR Coat of Arms on the front was constructed in 1955 in classicists style

Ala Archa - Children are our future!

Propaganda billboard depicting Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev with a group of children

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Ala Archa - Ala Archa

Some climbing is needed during some of the hikes set out in Ala Archa Park

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