e-VISA

Information on the «Electronic visa» system of the Kyrgyz Republic

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic informs about the implementation from September 1st 2017 of the «Electronic visa of the Kyrgyz Republic» system.

The «Electronic visa» system allows citizens of all foreign countries to obtain entry-exit tourist or business visas of the Kyrgyz Republic for up to 90 days via the Internet, without the need to address to diplomatic missions or consular offices of the Kyrgyz Republic abroad, as well as to visa points at the international border crossing points across the state border of the country.

Legal entities of the Kyrgyz Republic can also invite foreign citizens (both individually and as part of tourist groups) and apply for short-term business or tourist electronic visas.

Short-term business and tourist visas of the Kyrgyz Republic are issued for the period up to 90 days without the right to extend their validity period on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic.

To obtain a visa in electronic format, a foreign citizen or an inviting organization need to fill out a special form on the "www.evisa.e-gov.kg" Internet site, filling in contact details and information about the planned trip to Kyrgyzstan. You will also need to upload a photo and an image of a passport (travel document) of a foreign citizen. Payment of consular fees is made through "Visa" and "MasterCard" bank payment cards. The processing period of an electronic visa application is three working days.

A notification of the issuance or refusal to issue an electronic visa is sent to an e-mail specified in the application. When receiving a visa in electronic format, the system provides a link to the site of the «Electronic visa», where it is possible to print out an electronic visa with a special QR code, read by using mobile applications on smartphones.

Foreign citizens who have received a visa in the Electronic visa system need to enter and leave Kyrgyzstan through checkpoints across the State border of the Kyrgyz Republic located at the international airport «Manas» in Bishkek, Osh international airport «Osh», and at the border crossing point «Ak-Jol» on the border with the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Citizens of foreign countries who have received visas in electronic format cross the state border of the Kyrgyz Republic through the aforementioned checkpoints without presenting a visa sticker (sticker) in the travel document. If necessary, it is possible to check the availability of an electronic visa, its category, expiration date and multiplicity, by scanning a special QR code on a printed version of an electronic visa.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic draws attention to the fact that foreign citizens intending to visit Kyrgyzstan are able to obtain visas both in electronic format via the Electronic visa system and in the standard version by addressing to diplomatic missions or consular offices of the Kyrgyz Republic abroad or Visa points at international checkpoints across the State border of Kyrgyzstan.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic 

 

 

Exhibitions/Fairs in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2017

Name of the activities

Date of commencement

Organizers

Contact details

Venue

11th International exhibition «Fashion industry: products & equipment’s 2017»

March 2 -7

1.                  Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic (KCCI);

2.                  Light industry association of Kyrgyzstan

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

8th International specialized exhibition «Energy & lighting, Renewable and Alternate source of energy» Energy Expo Kyrgyzstan 2017

March 29-31

1.                   “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.                  “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

15th International Specialized building exhibition «Kyrgyz Build 2017»

March 29-31

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

3rd Specialized exhibition «Industry safety, survival equipment’s and fire protection» SPEX 2017

March 29-31

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

3rd Specialized exhibition “Property, Mortgage and Lending –Realty Expo 2017”

March 29-31

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

3rd Specialized exhibition “Road building, special machinery and spear parts – Kyrgyz Comex 2017”

March 29-31

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

12th International specialized exhibition “Medicine – MedExpo 2016”

April 4-6

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                   www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

5th Specialized exhibition – “Healthy Life Style 2017”

April 4-6

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

3rd specialized exhibition – “Medical tourism – Bimte 2017”

April 4-6

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

2nd Specialized exhibition – “Dental Expo Kyrgyzstan 2017”

April 4-6

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

3rd Specialized exhibition «Pharmacy - 2017»

April 4-6

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

1st Specialized exhibition «Packing, Label – UpacExpo Kyrgyzstan-2017»

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

1st Specialized exhibition «Equipment’s for public catering – HoReCa Bishkek-2017 »

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

1st Specialized exhibition «Equipment’s for food industry – Food Tech Expo-2017»

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

1st Specialized exhibition on Halal industry «Halal Expo 2017»

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

1st Specialized exhibition «Food Expo Bishkek 2017»

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

5th International specialized exhibition “Vehicles and its spare parts, repair, maintenance auto chemistry, accessories and tuning” – ATBI Expo 2017

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

19th International universal exhibition/fair “Kyrgyzstan 2016”

April 20-24

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova.

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

2nd Tourist exhibition «Issyk-Kul ITF 2017»

May 7

Department of tourism under the Ministry of culture, information and tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic

www.minculture.gov.kg, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-312 -621861, contact person – Mrs. Kunduz Beisheeva

Cholpon-Ata city

1st International diversified exhibition «South Expo 2017 – Fergana valley on the Silk Road»

May 2017

The South Regional Department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

www.kcci.kg, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-3722-52721/53476, contact person – Mr. Myrzamamat Kebekbaev

The Kyrgyz Drama Theatre in Osh city

Exhibition of Turkish products “KITIAD”

May 17-21

1.                 KCCI

2.                 KITIAD LLC

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

2.                  KITIAD www.kitiad.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-312-456661, mob.: 00996-555-333019, contact person – Mr. Shakir Pulatov and Mr. Bahri Yasyorenli

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

5th International Agro-Industrial fair/exhibition «Aiyl Agro 2017»

May 20-25

Ministry of agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic

Tel.: 007-495-7813756, contact person Olga Serebrishnikova

Bishkek city

3rd International exhibition of Zhejiang province (China) products in Kyrgyzstan 2017”

June

Department of commerce of Zhejiang province, China

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city

1st International Agro-Industry Specialized exhibition/fair «Batken 2017»

July

The South Regional Department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

www.kcci.kg, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-3722-52721/53476, contact person – Mr. Myrzamamat Kebekbaev

Batken city

3rd exhibition/fair of products of the Silk Road countries

August

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city

Entrepreneurs Forum -2017, exhibition/fair of agriculture and food industry products

September

The South Regional Department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

www.kcci.kg, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-3722-52721/53476, contact person – Mr. Myrzamamat Kebekbaev

Jalal-Abad city

4th Specialized exhibition “Building and interior, heating, ventilation, windows, doors and façade of building” – South building 2017

September 19-21

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

The Kyrgyz Drama Theatre in Osh city

4th Specialized exhibition “Energy and lighting, Renewable and Alternative source of energy” South energy 2017

September 19-21

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

The Kyrgyz Drama Theatre in Osh city

1st International specialized exhibition/fair “AgroProdExpo 2017”

September 21-25

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

2nd Specialized exhibition «Medicine – Medexpo South 2017»

September 25-27

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

The Kyrgyz Drama Theatre in Osh city

2nd exhibition of Turkish products “KITIAD”

October 4-8

1.                  KCCI

2.                 KITIAD LLC

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

2.                  KITIAD www.kitiad.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-312-456661, mob.: 00996-555-333019, contact person – Mr. Shakir Pulatov and Mr. Bahri Yasyorenli

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

25h International universal exhibition/fair Bishkek 2017

November 9-13

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

9th Universal fair «New year gift 2017»

December 21-25

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

Specialized exhibition «Stock exchange products 2017»

From January 1 till December 31

«EKU» Commodity Exchange LLC

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-553-955550, 0996-312-310597, contact person Mr. Dmitryi Usupov

Bishkek city, Sydygalieva street 6.

Agricultural machinery exhibition «Eurasia Agro Tech»

From January 1 till December 31

Eurasia Group KGZ LLC

www.eurasia-group.kg, tel.: 00996-312-893323

Chyi region, Alamedin district, Lebedinovka village

International agriculture exhibition “Atalyk Agromash”

From January 1 till December 31

“Atalyk Group Closed Joint Stock Company”, “Aiyl Bank”

Website: http://www.atalyk.kg/index.php/contacts/2-contact-center-depart, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-617683, +996-312-617555, zip code 725022

Chui region, Issyk-Ata district, Novopokrovka village Lenina street 25 and 335A

Exhibition of agriculture machineries “AvtomashAgroExpo 2016”

From January 1 – December 31

“Avtomash-Radiator LLC”, “Aiyl Bank”

Website:  http://kompozitgroup.ru/osoo-avtomash-radiator/, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Bishkek city, Matrosova street 1a, zip code 720031, tel.:+996-312-530424, +996-312-535262, fax: +996-312-530581, +996-312-530009

Bishkek city, Matrosova street 1a,

Exhibitions/Fairs in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2017

S/N

Name of the activities

Date of commencement

Organizers

Contact details

Venue

1.                 

11th International exhibition «Fashion industry: products & equipment’s 2017»

March 2 -7

1.                  Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic (KCCI);

2.                  Light industry association of Kyrgyzstan

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

2.                 

8th International specialized exhibition «Energy & lighting, Renewable and Alternate source of energy» Energy Expo Kyrgyzstan 2017

March 29-31

1.                   “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.                  “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

3.                 

15th International Specialized building exhibition «Kyrgyz Build 2017»

March 29-31

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

4.                 

3rd Specialized exhibition «Industry safety, survival equipment’s and fire protection» SPEX 2017

March 29-31

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

5.                 

3rd Specialized exhibition “Property, Mortgage and Lending –Realty Expo 2017”

March 29-31

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

6.                 

3rd Specialized exhibition “Road building, special machinery and spear parts – Kyrgyz Comex 2017”

March 29-31

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

7.                 

12th International specialized exhibition “Medicine – MedExpo 2016”

April 4-6

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                   www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

8.                 

5th Specialized exhibition – “Healthy Life Style 2017”

April 4-6

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

9.                 

3rd specialized exhibition – “Medical tourism – Bimte 2017”

April 4-6

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

10.             

2nd Specialized exhibition – “Dental Expo Kyrgyzstan 2017”

April 4-6

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

11.             

3rd Specialized exhibition «Pharmacy - 2017»

April 4-6

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

12.             

1st Specialized exhibition «Packing, Label – UpacExpo Kyrgyzstan-2017»

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

13.             

1st Specialized exhibition «Equipment’s for public catering – HoReCa Bishkek-2017 »

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

14.             

1st Specialized exhibition «Equipment’s for food industry – Food Tech Expo-2017»

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

15.             

1st Specialized exhibition on Halal industry «Halal Expo 2017»

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

16.             

1st Specialized exhibition «Food Expo Bishkek 2017»

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

17.             

5th International specialized exhibition “Vehicles and its spare parts, repair, maintenance auto chemistry, accessories and tuning” – ATBI Expo 2017

April 11-13

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

Bishkek city, Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical culture and Sports

18.             

19th International universal exhibition/fair “Kyrgyzstan 2016”

April 20-24

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova.

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

19.             

2nd Tourist exhibition «Issyk-Kul ITF 2017»

May 7

Department of tourism under the Ministry of culture, information and tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic

www.minculture.gov.kg, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-312 -621861, contact person – Mrs. Kunduz Beisheeva

Cholpon-Ata city

20.             

1st International diversified exhibition «South Expo 2017 – Fergana valley on the Silk Road»

May 2017

The South Regional Department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

www.kcci.kg, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-3722-52721/53476, contact person – Mr. Myrzamamat Kebekbaev

The Kyrgyz Drama Theatre in Osh city

21.             

Exhibition of Turkish products “KITIAD”

May 17-21

1.                 KCCI

2.                 KITIAD LLC

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

2.                  KITIAD www.kitiad.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-312-456661, mob.: 00996-555-333019, contact person – Mr. Shakir Pulatov and Mr. Bahri Yasyorenli

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

22.             

5th International Agro-Industrial fair/exhibition «Aiyl Agro 2017»

May 20-25

Ministry of agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic

Tel.: 007-495-7813756, contact person Olga Serebrishnikova

Bishkek city

23.             

3rd International exhibition of Zhejiang province (China) products in Kyrgyzstan 2017”

June

Department of commerce of Zhejiang province, China

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city

24.             

1st International Agro-Industry Specialized exhibition/fair «Batken 2017»

July

The South Regional Department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

www.kcci.kg, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-3722-52721/53476, contact person – Mr. Myrzamamat Kebekbaev

Batken city

25.             

3rd exhibition/fair of products of the Silk Road countries

August

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city

26.             

Entrepreneurs Forum -2017, exhibition/fair of agriculture and food industry products

September

The South Regional Department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

www.kcci.kg, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-3722-52721/53476, contact person – Mr. Myrzamamat Kebekbaev

Jalal-Abad city

27.             

4th Specialized exhibition “Building and interior, heating, ventilation, windows, doors and façade of building” – South building 2017

September 19-21

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

The Kyrgyz Drama Theatre in Osh city

28.             

4th Specialized exhibition “Energy and lighting, Renewable and Alternative source of energy” South energy 2017

September 19-21

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

The Kyrgyz Drama Theatre in Osh city

29.             

1st International specialized exhibition/fair “AgroProdExpo 2017”

September 21-25

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

30.             

2nd Specialized exhibition «Medicine – Medexpo South 2017»

September 25-27

1.         “ITECA-Ala-Too LLC”;

2.         “BiExpo LLC”

1.                  www.iteca.kg,  e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-775-976666, fax: +996-312-698994;

2.                  www.biexpo.ru, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-877886/902966 fax: +996-312-902967. Contact person: Viktor Linoviskyi, Anna Vysotskaya

The Kyrgyz Drama Theatre in Osh city

31.             

2nd exhibition of Turkish products “KITIAD”

October 4-8

1.                  KCCI

2.                 KITIAD LLC

1.                  KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

2.                  KITIAD www.kitiad.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-312-456661, mob.: 00996-555-333019, contact person – Mr. Shakir Pulatov and Mr. Bahri Yasyorenli

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

32.             

25h International universal exhibition/fair Bishkek 2017

November 9-13

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

33.             

9th Universal fair «New year gift 2017»

December 21-25

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

KCCI. website: www. cci.kg, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-610120/901523, contact person – Aidai Sultanbekova, Tatiana Kuznetsova;

Bishkek city, Sport palace named after Kojomkul

34.             

Specialized exhibition «Stock exchange products 2017»

From January 1 till December 31

«EKU» Commodity Exchange LLC

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 00996-553-955550, 0996-312-310597, contact person Mr. Dmitryi Usupov

Bishkek city, Sydygalieva street 6.

35.             

Agricultural machinery exhibition «Eurasia Agro Tech»

From January 1 till December 31

Eurasia Group KGZ LLC

www.eurasia-group.kg, tel.: 00996-312-893323

Chyi region, Alamedin district, Lebedinovka village

36.             

International agriculture exhibition “Atalyk Agromash”

From January 1 till December 31

“Atalyk Group Closed Joint Stock Company”, “Aiyl Bank”

Website: http://www.atalyk.kg/index.php/contacts/2-contact-center-depart, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +996-312-617683, +996-312-617555, zip code 725022

Chui region, Issyk-Ata district, Novopokrovka village Lenina street 25 and 335A

37.             

Exhibition of agriculture machineries “AvtomashAgroExpo 2016”

From January 1 – December 31

“Avtomash-Radiator LLC”, “Aiyl Bank”

Website:  http://kompozitgroup.ru/osoo-avtomash-radiator/, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Bishkek city, Matrosova street 1a, zip code 720031, tel.:+996-312-530424, +996-312-535262, fax: +996-312-530581, +996-312-530009

Bishkek city, Matrosova street 1a,

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Culture of Kyrgyz Republic

Kyrgyz culture has been greatly influenced by their nomadic heritage. It is reflected in the way a household was run, in customs and rites. People decorated their homes with items that were both beautiful and practical. The masterpiece of folk creation is the Kyrgyz yurta (yourt, yurt, tent), which was easy to assemble and transport from place to place.  

1The Yurta is a small dwelling, decorated with hand-made felt carpets and strips. Having its roots in ancient Turkic tribes, the yurta took all the best from many centuries' experience of nomadic people. Kyrgyz tribes, occupied with nomadic cattle-breeding in the mountains, worked out the best type of transportable dwelling that is easily dismantled, moved on pack animals and again set up.

The Yurta consists of wooden pieces and a felt cover.

Latticed folding walls (kerege) consist of separate links. They define the size of the yurta. From the outside, the kerege are covered with mats made of cheegrass stalk. It lets air into the dwelling and at the same time protects it from wind and dust.

2The spherical roof of the yurta is made of sharply bent poles - uuk. At one end, where they are bent, they are fixed to the upper part of the wall base, at the other end they are set into the holes in the tunduk - a wooden circle at the top of the yurta. 

The Yurta is made of willow; for the tunduk, which constitutes the hole for smoke to leave the yurta, they use more solid kinds of wood (birch, juniper).

The Yurta is covered by felts of different types. These include tunduk jabuu, tuunduk, and uzuktor. The felt cover is connected to its frame by narrow woven and leather strips. The cover of the tunduk is moveable and the hole for smoke is easily opened in the morning and closed at night with help of long cords. The doorway is covered with felt or woven ornamented curtains.

Yurta can be set up in about 1 hour.

The internal and external sides of the yurta are richly decorated with different ornamented items made of felt, application, braided patterned fringe, multicolored tassels (chachyk) and patterned braid (terenchek boo).

Over the years, not only the yurta as a whole, but its interior has changed. The right side of the yurta was considered the women's part (epchi jak). Here, colored bags with felt application, clothing, headdresses, jewelry, needle work of mistresses and pottery were kept. Food storage was separated with a screen from the ornamented mat (chygdak).

The left side was for men (er jak), where the best clothing and headdresses of the men were hung, and closer to the entrance hung a harness.

The place opposite of entrance was considered an honorary position (tor). On this part of the wall was a row of trunks where rarely used patterned carpets were laid. The more carpets - the richer the people living in the yurta. On the floor of the yurta only the best carpets, ala-kiyiz, were laid, and on them - narrow quilts (toshok) or fur rugs - koldolosh. The "Tor" was the center of the yurta. It was the place for the most honored guests. "When you are the guest, don't sit in the tor". If a person more honorary than you shows up, the master will tell you "Give your place to him!". And you will have to give up that spot before all the guests. So when you are guest, take a less honorary place. And the master of the house will come and say: "Respected friend, please, go to tor", then your authority will increase). Before sitting guests was laid a kind of table-cloth - a "dostarkhan". In the middle of the yurta they made the fire and cooked the meals. This spot is called "kolomto". Rich people cooked their dishes in special yurtas - "oshkanas". Poor people lived in small, smoky yurtas (boz ui, kara ui), where they kept not only their utilities (bed, pottery), but during the coldest time of the year - newborn calves and lambs.

In the yurta, people are always surrounded by comfortable carpets, woven and embroidered covers, blankets and pillows and other items often made by the mistress herself. Materials that she uses include felt, fleecy cloth, furs, textiles, and cheegrass; the main decorations are bright colors and ornamentation.

3The coloring of Kyrgyz national cloth, carpets, and embroideries is saturated and cheerful. It is composed of strong, contrasting colors, where warm colors (red and light brown) prevail. In the past, masters used natural dyes. Ornamentation has its origin in the Bronze age, but gradually has been was improved and expanded. Its elements were taken from the flora and fauna which surrounded the nomadic peoples. The main motif of Kyrgyz ornamentation was "kochkor" - stylized ram's horns. Sinuous lines with rhythmically placed curls are named "kyal" (dream or fantasy). It is also reminiscent of the branches of a flourishing tree.

Kyrgyz carpets - "kiyiz" and "shyrdak" - are made of warm felt and are always richly decorated. Shyrdak is made with the help of a mosaic technique of application, based on a patchwork of felt pieces with multicolored threads. Ala-kiyiz is made by ramming and rolling multi-colored fur into a friable felt base. It is famous for its cleanness of line and its fuzziness.

Mats and screens, as a rule, are a whole art composition, made by braiding cheegrass stalks with multicolored fur. On homemade machines, women wove from thick threads the braid (boo) for various ornaments. They embroidered with fur and gold thread on leather, felt, chamois and canvas.

Feasts and Holidays

Nooruz (New Year)
Nooruz is the Muslim New Year's, and the most widely celebrated holiday in Kyrgyzstan. It has been celebrated on March 21st for more than 2,000 years. A lot of preparation goes into this special day. People buy or make new clothes, and boz ui are erected and decorated with juniper to make them as attractive as possible.

In Bishkek, the colossal festivities culminate in a game of ulak tartysh (see below), and in every city and village in the land, smaller but no less lively celebrations take place. It is a great honor to take part in Nooruz, which is held in Muslim countries all over the world.

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Uilonuu toi (Wedding Feast) 
Before they get married, the young couple's parents prepare clothes for them. The bride's mother, sisters-in-law and friends put up a white yurt. The groom and his friends come to take the bride away.

According to tradition, the bride's mother and sister-in-law sing koshok (a lament over her departure) and say good-bye to each other. Her sisters-in-law accompany the bride to the groom's house, where the wedding party starts.

Beshik toi (Cradle Feast)
This feast celebrates a new child's first day in the cradle, within a week of his or her birth. The beshik is a wooden cradle used to swaddle a child until he or she starts walking. Historically, the Kyrgyz made very simple beshiks, suitable to their nomadic way of life. Two arcs are made from a bunch of dry willow as thick as a forearm; holes are made in their bases. Sticks matching these holes are attached, and wicker rope is strung between the sticks. A mattress is spread out inside.

Jentek toi (Birth Feast)
New parents show their happiness by treating their neighbors, and a mark of respect is to treat people to sary mai (yellow butter). First it is put into the baby's mouth, followed by the oldest person in the house. The sary mai is kept in a slaughtered lamb's, sheep's or calf's stomach for the purpose of this feast. To honor ne baby, guests bring clothes, animals or food. Relatives offer calves, sheep or lambs. They can also present a shyrdak (carpet) or horsecloth.

5Kyrgyz stringed instruments

 Comuz - crafted from a single piece of wood, with three strings that are played by plucking. The modern comuz is about 85-90 cm long with strings made of kapron. A special feature of the comuz is the ability to tune the strings in variety of ways to suit the music being played. To play the comuz, the performer holds it in a horizontal position while seated or - more rarely - standing. Numerous playing techniques are possible and mastery of the right (plucking) hand technique especially allows for playing of a variety of difficult and complex compositions. The comuz is a standard member of any Kyrgyz folk music group. According to legend, the first comuz was made by the hunter, Kambar. He himself was a master performer (komuzchi), and Kambarkan became one of the distinctive creative genres of Kyrgyz folk

Kyyak (kyl kyyak)- a string and bow instrument 60-70 cm in length. The traditional kyyak is made from the wood of an apricot tree and has two strings of untwisted horse hair. Horse hair is also used for bow. The kyyak is played by a master performer (kyyakchi) in a seated position with the instrument held vertically, while the stretched hair on the bow is drawn gently across the strings. The fingers of the left hand do not press the strings to the fingerboard; they gently touch it, producing colorful, harmonic tones similar to certain techniques used in violin playing. Given two options for tuning, the upper string is melodious while the lower string is resonant. The traditional kyyak is an instrument transposing one octave down. The majority of the traditional compositions for the kyyak are very lyrical and heartfelt, which is completely in accordance with the musical nature of the instrument.

National cuisine

6Kyrgyzstan hosts over 80 distinct cultures and nationalities. Unsurprisingly, its diverse multiethnic environment has influenced a variety of national cuisines and beverages particularly from Kyrgyz, Russian, Dungan, Uzbek, and Korean traditions.

Kyrgyz food is heavy on meat, dairy, and bread, and light on spices. This is less true of Dungan and Uighur dishes. Each meal ends with the "omin," a face-washing-like motion, which gives thanks to God. 
 

Besh barmak 
For Kyrgyz people, besh barmak isn't just an ordinary meal - it is a ceremony complete with its own traditions and customs. A whole sheep is cut up and boiled in a kazan (iron pot) until the soup from this pot is ready to be drunk and the bones with meat on them are ready to be distributed. The dish (boiled pieces of meat with home-made noodles) is eaten with the fingers (besh barmak means "five fingers" in Kyrgyz). After besh barmak, the best dish to serve the honored guest is plov.

Plov is generally served as an enormous mound of rice with onions and carrots, and pieces of boiled meat on top. Among other main dishes there are also manty (fist-sized steamed dumplings filled with mutton and onions), lagman (a Dungan dish of thick home-made noodles in a relatively spicy sauce, with cabbage, onions, and tomatoes), chuchpara or pelmeni (smaller dumplings filled with onions, mutton and fat, and served in a soup), kuurdak (slices of fried mutton beef, with onions and spices, served on a plate garnisned with herbs), shorpo (soup with potatoes, vegetables, and a big hunk of mutton on the bone).

The guests are also offered the different snacks as kuiruk-boor (a slice of sheep's tail fat and a slice of that sheep's liver, served together with spices or shashlyk - smoked kebabs of mutton (or beef, chicken, liver, or various fishes), served with onions in vinegar.

Among a variety of drinks one should be mentioned separately. Kymyz is the most popular drink on the jailoo, made from fermented mare's milk.Bozo is a thick fermented millet drink, slightly carbonated and drunk mostly in the winter. Jarma: A drink of fermented barley drunk mostly in summer. 

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