One year ago, thousands of people crowded the streets of Kyrgyzstan’s capital and ousted the country’s then-president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, seen as the leader of a thuggish, kleptocratic regime. Nearly 90 people were killed in the standoff between protesters and security forces.
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Natasha Yefimov is a freelance journalist based in Bishkek. David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.