The Soviet style is still present in the city, which contains several green spaces, gardens and parks.
Origin and Evolution: Bishkek was founded in 1878 on the ruins of the Russian Pishpek Fortress built in 1855.
"The murderers were Uzbeks," says Gumira Alykulova, a 35-year-old Kyrgyz.
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Bishkek, formerly Pishpek, is the capital city of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.
It has several historical buildings and museums, and boasts vast expansions of natural heritage.
It is considered one of the most famous economic, cultural and tourist centers in the country, and one of Central Asia’s best cities to live in, due to its ability to create balance between its old traditional heritage and modern aspirations.
Under patronage of Kyrgyzstan’s President: Celebration festivities of Bishkek as 2014 Islamic culture capital kick off Kyrgyzstani PM receiving ISESCO Director General Name: The name of Bishkek is thought to be derived from Russian “bishkek”, which means the churn used to make fermented mare’s milk (Kumis), the Kyrgyz national drink.