Kyrgyzstan: Foreigner’s Faux Pas Exposes Cultural Rift

Kyrgyz soldiers, one an ethnic Russian and the other ethnic Kyrgyz, drink Maksym at a Bishkek street corner in May 2006. The popular grain-based beverage was once mostly found in rural Kyrgyz villages and consumed by ethnic Kyrgyz, but became more popular and was widely consumed at the start of the 1990s. (Photo: Dean C.K. Cox)

The row about the British miner expelled from Kyrgyzstan after likening a traditional local dish, chuchuk, to a horse’s penis has begun to subside.

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Kyrgyzstan: Foreigner’s Faux Pas Exposes Cultural Rift

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