People & Power — Revolution Gone Wrong

by Nathan Hamm on 4/21/2010 · 7 comments

If you’ve not seen it yet, check out Michael Andersen’s 2007 documentary on Roza Otunbayeva and the failures of the 2005 revolution in Kyrgyzstan.

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Zarathustra April 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm

THANKS for posting this

jonathan p April 22, 2010 at 8:03 am

Had not seen this before, so thanks much…

Laurence Jarvik April 22, 2010 at 11:08 am

A Congressional hearing on Kyrgyzstan is being webcast live right now:

Ray Finch April 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Excellent report. Why am I no longer surprised to find in-depth journalism like this on aljazeera? Keep up the good work!

durbek April 23, 2010 at 8:58 am

You may find – an interesting source, its a forum of the uzbek IT (and other) professionals (mostly in russian language). The most interesting and controversial discussions are open only after you register (which is free).

Right now one of the threads is about who’s controlling the dollar rate in Uzbekistan and some of them mention “potato for 200 soums a kilo in the bazaars” that is not sold for that price and just kept there for the demonstration of “low prices”…

Laurence Jarvik April 23, 2010 at 10:13 am

A link to today’s Washington Post story about yesterday’s hearing on Kyrgyzstan:

BTW, Prof. Cooley was one of the witnesses…

Laurence Jarvik April 23, 2010 at 10:15 am

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