In this short paper, the authors deal with the causes of mass emigration from Kyrgyzstan, and the measures taken from the Akaev administration (1990-2005) for struggling against it.  With the passing of time, some fashionable concepts and gratuitous assertions typical the late 1990s now look very much outdated, in the light of recent sociological and anthropological—notably the authors’ affirmations that “nostalgia over the Soviet past has gone almost entirely (347)”.  Remain tautological notations on the hostility of people of non-Kyrgyz origin to the ethnocentric concept of nation developed in Bishkek in the early 1990s.

The Redaction
CER: I-7.4.D-637