Friday, August 31, 2007
My First Holiday in Bishkek
Today is Independence Day in Kyrgyzstan. As a result I did not have to work today. Under normal circumstances I would have to teach Russian Politics in fifteen minutes. But, it seems lots of people with citizenship in the Kyrgyz Republic did have to work today. Other than AUCA there were not too many other places closed for business that I could see. Almost all the retail outlets I passed walking into the center of town this morning were open for instance. Only a very few were closed for the day.