The events that have not ended in Kyrgyzstan have clearly demonstrated what the active opposition of the authorities and the opposition in the states of Central Asia can lead to. That is why we put a brief chronicle of everything that happened recently in Kyrgyzstan, on the front page. In this issue you will find an interview with a professor, doctor of historical sciences, a member of the scientific council of the Carnegie Moscow Center, and a specialist in Islam Alexei Malashenko. The scientist argues on this topic and comes to certain conclusions. In addition, the issue contains reviews on the attitude of the Uzbek government to the religious opposition and on the participation of the Hizb-ut-Tahrir religious party in the elections in Kyrgyzstan. We also represent the “Unknown Country” column about Turkmenistan, which is closed to the rest of the world. We hope that we will be able to slightly open the veil of mystery over this country.
Returning to the events in Kyrgyzstan, we add that Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have already closed the borders with this country.