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The pick of the entertainment listings.
Restaurants, Bars, Clubs
All the best bars and clubs in town.
Beat rival goat-grabbers
to a pulp byputting your name in the
Grab the Goat
A Hemingway-esque look at a sport wellknown all over the formerly nomadicsteppe lands of Central Asia:
Ethan Zuckerman reports on the rise andrise of local citizen media portal Kloop.kg.
The Bakievs o Bloomfeld Road
Chris Rickleton on the paper trail of adeposed clan, and their bizarre link with asecond-rate English football club.
News and Views
Trawling the ruins of a revolution, we bringyou all the latest news from Kyrgyzstan.
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Organisations) The UN building, The American base, The German Embassy, The Dutch Consulate, CAMP
Ala-too, NCCR, The Bishkek Opera & Ballet Society.
ON THE COVER:
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The Rubies o Badakshan
A mild winter has allowed for earlytravel to and around the Pamir region of Tajikistan - a once in a lifetime chancethat no visitor to Central Asia shouldpass up.
Diary o a Revolution
Tom Wellings chronicles the series of events across the country that led tothe ouster of Kyrgyzstan’s former presi-dent Kurmanbek Bakiev. Features apost-coup White House rummage withPatrick Barrow.
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