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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.
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.
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.
Text of report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 10 October A session of the Interstate Council of the Eurasian Economic Community at a level of the heads of state began [in the Kyrgyz capital] this afternoon.
Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 9 October: Russia's Vesti TV news channel has started its broadcasts in Kyrgyzstan, ITAR-TASS learned at the TV channel's press service today.
Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 5 October: There was an earthquake measuring 6.3 points [on the Richter scale] on the border between Kyrgyzstan, China and Tajikistan in the evening of 5 October.
Excerpt from report by Uzbek privately-owned newspaper Biznes- Vestnik Vostoka on 2 October On 26 September 2008, representatives of energy companies from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan discussed creating a regional electricity transmission model, which was developed with help from the US agency for international development (USAID).
Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz news agency Kabar Kabar, 30 September: "The [Russian] Gazprom company is planning to build an underground gas storage in Kyrgyzstan's south," the deputy chairman of the executive board of Gazprom, Valeriy Golubev, has told Kyrgyz journalists during their press tour of Russia.
Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 26 September: Kyrgyzstan's current debt to be paid to Uzbekistan for natural gas is about 2m dollars, Prime Minister Igor Chudinov said in parliament today during the discussion of an issue related to preparing economic sectors and the country's people for the autumn and winter periods of 2008-2009.
Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Bishkek, 26 September: Due to a power crisis, winter holidays will be extended for several schools in Kyrgyzstan from 25 December to 1 March , the Kyrgyz minister of industry, energy and fuel resources, Saparbek Balkibekov, said in parliament today.
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,...
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.