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Elmendorf troops celebrate holiday away in Kyrgyzstan

MANAS AIR BASE, Kyrgyzstan - U.S. troops deployed in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan celebrated the Thanksgiving Day holiday Thursday, complete with roast turkey, a parade of makeshift floats and a Santa Claus. About 1,200 U.S...
Ex-in-law testifies from Kazakhstan in Boston trial

...Kazakhstan. The Tsarnaev family -ethnic Chechens - lived in the Dagestan region of Russia and in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan before moving to the U.S. when Dzhokhar was 8.A federal jury will soon decide whether Dzhokhar, now 21, should be executed...
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Lawyer pleads for bomber's life

...during that visit.Bruck said Dzhokhar grew up amid turmoil and instability. He was born in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan, then moved from place to place with his parents and siblings before settling in the U.S. in 2002 when he was 8, the...
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Caught in the Caucasus

...experienced a cultural awakening. In Kyrgyzstan, the artists fled. Sound off on the...history or stability to feed the arts in Kyrgyzstan, a mountainous Central Asian country...outnumber cars outside the city. Yet Kyrgyzstan gets referred to as the "Switzerland...
Tsarnaev guilty on all charges

...include evidence about his family, his relationship with his brother, and his childhood in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan and later in the volatile Dagestan region of Russia.Prosecutors will present so-called aggravating factors in support...
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Mountain Film festival runs through Wednesday at Gold Town

...spent three months in a wheelchair recovering - returns to ski the Slot Couloir.? "The Kyrgyzstan Project": This story of a climbing trip in Kyrgyzstan is haunted by the specter of an earlier one that had frightening and dire results...
Russian amnesty vote a cherry on Putin's year

...former Soviet republics. Belarus and Kazakhstan are already on board. Putin said last week that he expected Armenia and Kyrgyzstan to join soon.Ukraine is polarized. Its eastern region is largely pro-Moscow and dependent on trade with Russia; many...
Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing a city chooses to run again."Authorities say two ethnic Chechen brothers who lived in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Dagestan region of Russia planned and orchestrated the attack with two bombs in backpacks near the marathon finish...
Juneau women's travel stories to be broadcast

...went to New Zealand, Jane Edwards saw England and Joy Lyon visited New Guinea. Joyanne Bloom traveled to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in the summer of 2001 to visit a friend from Juneau who was working as an administrator in the Peace Corps. Her story is...
Alaska Digest . Climbers aim to name peak after Alaskan ANCHORAGE - A group of mountaineers from Harvard University are hoping Kyrgyzstan officials approve their naming a rugged peak in Central Asia after a Boy Scout leader from Alaska. Mount Powell would honor...


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