So it looks like Akayev is toppled in Kyrgyzstan. It also looks like this might be another post-Soviet velvet revolution, like the ones in Ukraine and Georgia, where repressive dictators were overthrown by popular movements, largely without violence. Something remarkable seems to be happening in the post-Soviet world.
I haven’t been following this one too closely, but it strikes me as good news that the people of a Central Asian country are demanding democracy and rights. I am also tickled to see that one of my favorite place-names, Kyzyl-Kiya, has made the news.
Come on. Say it with me.
There. Didn’t that improve your day? I thought so.
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