Territory in west central Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Kyrgyz Respublikasy

Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz: Кыргызстан Kyrgyzstan; Russian: Киргизия or Кыргызстан), officially the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасы, translit. Qırğız Respublikası; Russian: Кыргызская Республика, translit. Kyrgyzskaya Respublika) and also known as Kirghizia, is a country in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with mountainous terrain. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.58, Rank: 98, Personal Freedom: 6.01, Economic Freedom: 7.16, Democracy Index: 5.23
Kyrgyzstan | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 38, Political Rights: 5, Civil Liberties: 5
"In March 2015, Prime Minister Joomart Otorbayev and his government resigned after failing to negotiate a more advantageous agreement with the country's largest foreign investor, the Canadian mining firm Centerra Gold. The parliament confirmed Temir Sariyev as the new prime minister in May. He is a long-serving politician who is widely regarded as having close ties to Russia, which became even more significant as Kyrgyzstan officially joined the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union in August."
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.16, Rank: 70


Democracy: The God That Failed: In Iraq, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan, by Justin Raimondo, 12 Oct 2005
"... the 'Pink Revolution' that engulfed Kyrgyzstan earlier this year was a thuggish affair. Mobs took over government buildings, then indulged in an orgy of looting and destruction... In Kyrgyzstan, a relatively liberal tyrant was overthrown and replaced by someone with the reputation of a hardliner."
Related Topics: Democracy, Iraq, Ukraine

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