Russian Duma delegation to take part in BRICS forum, IPU Assembly in GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 2:11
Ceasefire in Syria violated 44 times in 24 hours — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 23, 1:36
Russian national delegation would be more effective at US election — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 1:09
Russia looks to produce Zika vaccine in Nicaragua — health ministerSociety & Culture October 23, 0:20
Russian diplomat calls to compare death tolls in Iraq under Hussein vs under US ruleRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 21:00
US-led coalition delivers air strike on civilian procession in Iraq — Defense ministryWorld October 22, 18:45
Gazprom supplies to Europe reach record-breaking 590 mln cubic meters on FridayBusiness & Economy October 22, 18:24
Minsk protests against Ukraine's forced return to Kiev of Belavia planeWorld October 22, 14:05
Russian Foreign Ministry: Militants in Aleppo fail assistance delivery, civilians outflowsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:03
BISHKEK, January 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Demonstrations erupted in Kyrgyzstan's second city as supporters of the losing candidate in the race for mayor denounced the vote, stoned police and tried to force their way into the Central Asian state's regional administration headquarters.
Some 2,500 supporters rallied in the city's central square at Osh, dismissing the vote as "illegal". Police blocking the onslaught described the situatiion as "tense but controllable" as candidate Aitmamat Kadyrbayev took the council chair, backed by 26 of the 45 assembly members.
In Bishkek, the state's capital, Kubanychbek Kurmatov, 50, takes over with 41 of 43 council members backing the Leningrad University history graduate, hailed by analysts as one of the republic's best state-sector managers.
Kurmatov headed the state's customs authority before being appointed the government's representative in the country's Chuisk region, where Bishkek is located, last spring.
Bishkek's new mayor promised attention to problems with garbage removal, street lighting and public transport, also noting that the city's cultural life had waned dramatically from past days as the region's artistic hub.
The municipal administration would be reshuffled, he pledged, and was ready "to account for his work as early as in 100 days".