Postcards – May 2015

June 1st, 2015 Sections: ianbek

  During May 2015 the range of topics covered in the postcards included the following topics:

  • Samat Sadykov – Hero of the Soviet Union – May 1st was not only a public holiday here in Kyrgyzstan, (International Labour Day), it was also the anniversary of the death of one of Kyrgyzstan’s 72 people who were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union award during the Second World War. – 01/05/15
  • Gotcha – The weekly postcard looking back at some of the news from the previous week – 02/05/15
  • A Top Destination – The Russian language edition of the National Geographic Traveler Magazine has named Issyk Kul as one of the “top ten destinations” in the CIS – 03/05/15
  • FRU – Manas International Airport – Bishkek’s Manas Airport has been operating for forty years  04/05/15
  • ILOVEYOU – Back, at the turn of the Millenium, ILOVEYOU didn’t necessarily mean what it appeared to say … – 05/05/15
  • Philately – … and, apparently, Kyrgyz postage stamps are, also, not always what they seem to be – 06/05/15
  • Radio Times – International Radio Day seemed to be an appropriate occasion to ask the question: “Marconi v Popov … Popov?” – 04/05/15
  • VE Day – Here in Kyrgyzstan Victory Day is celebrated on May 9th … but in the rest of the world VE fell on May 8th 1945 – 05/05/15
  • The Ribbon of St. George –
  • Trekking in the Terskei-Ala-Too range – The itinerary of a popular trekking route – 10/05/15
  • Kyrgyz Hors-D’oeuvres – May 11th was Eat What You Want Day … why not try some of these Kyrgyz delicacies – 11/05/15
  • Limericks – Typically, short and humourous poems with a standard rhythm: ta-ta-tum ta-ta-tum ta-ta-tum … – 12/05/15
  • There’s a new scam in town … – Avoiding the ‘sting’ of confidence tricks – 13/05/15
  • Who’s who in the Manas Epic – There’s a host of names … some familiar and some, not so … it helps to know who was who in the Manas Epic – 14/05/15
  • Tvorog – a popular and universal ingredient – 15/05/15
  • The Andijan Uprising of 1898 – 1898 saw one of Central Asia’s largest, popular, nationalist rebellions against the Russian Empire, (albeit a short-lived one – one account says just three days) … the Andijan Uprising – 29/05/15
  • Laza – Could this be a Central Asian alternative for my favourite condiment? – 31/05/15

 

 

 

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