Kyrgyzstan denies U.S. proposal on base

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Kyrgyzstan prime minister dismissed Friday media reports that his country received proposals from Washington on closing a U.S. military base in Manas.

Vote on U.S. base in Kyrgyzstan due

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A senior lawmaker in Kyrgyzstan said Thursday that the country's parliament will likely vote soon on whether a U.S. military base should be closed.

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Gazprom eyes Iranian investment; Gazprom to invest $300 million in Kyrgyzstan; Rosneft to invest $1B in Kamchatka shelf
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Analysis: Tajikistan and winter

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- While mountains and brutal winter weather seem to go together, the frigid cold front that has settled over Central Asia is causing unparalleled misery in two of the region's poorest nations, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

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Russia, Bulgaria to cooperate in energy security; Gazprom to participate in Kyrgyzstan privatization; Saudi Aramco increases security in Gulf operations
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Analysis: Eye on Uzbek energy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A challenge has emerged from Uzbekistan to Transneft's "take it or leave it" policy, with potentially enormous implications for Gazprom's decade-and-a-half monopoly.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Igor Vitalyevich Chudinov (Russian: Игорь Витальевич Чудинов; born August 21, 1961) is the current Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan. He was appointed to that position on December 24, 2007, following the resignation of Iskenderbek Aidaraliyev. Prior to his appointment, he was an energy and industry minister in the Kyrgyz government.

Chudinov was nominated for the position by the Ak Zhol party, which won a large majority of seats in the Kyrgyz parliament - the Jogorku Kenesh - in the elections of December 16, 2007. He was confirmed as prime minister by President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on December 24.

He is Russian and does not speak Kyrgyz.

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