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Culture is a wonderfully complex and often enigmatic thing, with many influences and elements to share and discuss. The below resources discuss a range of topics – including rites of passage (such funeral and wedding culture), games, and more. For still more on modern pop culture, make sure to check out PopKult.org, also a part of the SRAS Family of Sites!

Kyrgyz on Kyrgyz Female Role Models

Editor’s note: Women’s rights suffered greatly in Kyrgyzstan after the fall of the USSR. Violent traditions such as “bride kidnapping,” where women are kidnapped and forced into marriages became common and even praised by some locals who (mistakenly) believed it to be an ancient national tradition. The spread of Islam, which is traditional in Kyrgyzstan, […]

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