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2010-04-15 22:15:00

WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mina Corp has contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense to supply fuel to the Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan to provide vital support to the NATO mission in Afghanistan. These contracts fully comply with the standards set forth by the US Department of Defense (DOD). Mina won the contracts fairly, and they have been and continue to be faithfully executed. Mina Corp was selected for these contracts because of its ability to meet the needs of...

2009-06-22 08:00:00

DEVENTER, The Netherlands, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Tauw has been commissioned by the World Bank to be a consultant in how to approach old pesticides and organic contaminations that are difficult to decompose (POPs) in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The consultants at Tauw will take care of the transfer of knowledge about drawing up an inventory and how to deal with the old storage places of these toxic substances. The contract was signed on June 3. In each of the three...

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2009-05-07 13:46:53

Scientists are warning that the wild ancestors of common domestic fruit trees are in danger of becoming extinct, BBC News reported. The conclusion is based on a "red list" of threatened species that grow in the forests of Central Asia where the disease-resistant and climate-tolerant fruit trees could play a role in our future food security. However, conservation charity Fauna & Flora International said that about 90 percent of the forests have been destroyed in the last 50 years. The...

2009-04-21 06:05:00

BAAR, Switzerland, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Manas Petroleum Corp. (MNAP.OB) Manas Petroleum is pleased to report that drilling of the first of two shallow exploration wells by the Kyrgyz joint venture, SPC (South Petroleum Company) is expected to commence within the next weeks. The prospects to be drilled are from a series of shallow prospects first identified after reprocessing Soviet seismic and then subsequently confirmed with seismic acquired by SPC in 2008...

2008-10-12 12:00:18

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 9 October Kyrgyzstan and Russia have been cooperating in all spheres for many years. However, they have just started developing cooperation in some spheres. In particular, they signed agreements on developing gas and oil production and launched cooperation in this sphere. [Correspondent] The Gazprom company is one of oil and gas producing giants in the world. It accounts for 8 per cent of the overall production in Russia and...

2008-10-12 03:00:17

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 8 October Russia is going to invest in large energy projects in Kyrgyzstan, Russian Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko has said at the tenth session of the Kyrgyz-Russian inter-governmental commission. Large investments will be possible after the two heads of state sign an agreement in the energy sphere. Omurgul Toktonazarova gives the details. [Passage omitted: Kyrgyz Energy Minister Saparbek Balkibekov greeted Sergey Shmatko at the...

2008-10-11 12:00:09

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 8 October Medicines produced in Kyrgyzstan will soon appear in chemist's shops. A new pharmaceutical plant has been launched on the territory of the Bishkek free economic zone. The plant will produce 500m pills, 100m capsules and 12m flacons with sterile antibiotics [a year]. The main goal of the company is to supply Kyrgyz residents with affordable and quality medicines. President Kurmanbek Bakiyev launched the plant....

2008-10-10 15:00:30

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg website Bishkek, 10 October: "Uzbekistan will find reserves to supply natural gas to Kyrgyzstan without interruption in the first quarter of 2009 in a volume which will be by 150m cubic metres more than in the first quarter of 2008," President Kurmanbek Bakiyev said at the end of a meeting of the presidents of the Central Asian countries [in Bishkek] today. Bakiyev said that the main subject of the session was cooperation in the...

2008-10-10 15:00:16

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 10 October [Presenter] It was a quite busy day today for CIS leaders. Quick coverage of two important events required a lot of concentration from the media. Organizers have set up a special media centre at the Ak-Keme hotel. A large flow of information was managed from there. A whole army of journalists arrived to cover three important events. Their number was more than 400. Kunduz Joldubayev has the details in his report about how...

2008-10-10 09:00:45

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of the Kyrgyz Republic for co-operation in the privatization of a part of the state-owned gas company, Kyrgyzgaz. Pursuant to the agreement, the parties will develop the principles for Gazprom's participation in the Kyrgyzgaz privatization. Alexey Miller, chairman of the Gazprom management committee, said: "Co-operation between Gazprom and Kyrgyzstan is of a constructive, long-standing and mutually...


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Taigan
2013-09-10 15:36:01

The Taigan, also known as the Kyrgyzskaya Borzaya Taigan, is a breed of domestic sighthound dog that originated in Kyrgyzstan, although it can be found from Central Asia to Northern Africa today. The exact origins of this breed are largely unknown, because the Kyrgyz people who developed the breed were mostly nomadic. The modern form of the Taigan is designated as a mountain breed that is built for working in the Tian Shan mountain range. The Taigan received its first standard in 1964,...

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  • To talk saucily.
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