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Kyrgyzstan to commemorate 100th anniversary of 1916 events.

The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan adopted a resolution on the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the events of 1916 at the plenary session on October 24. The organizing committee will be established, which will develop a plan for the commemorative events, according to the resolution. The relevant instructions were given to the Government of Kyrgyzstan. Thus, the commemorative events will supposedly include research-to-practice conference to study the history of Kyrgyzstan; reburial of the remains of victims of the 1916 events in compliance with all religious rites attracting Muslim and Orthodox clergy; marathon to raise funds for a monument installation and other activities. In 1916, civil commotion took place in the northern regions of Kyrgyzstan leading to the tragic deaths of many innocent people. However, this event hasn't been comprehensively and objectively investigated yet. 42% of the Kyrgyz died during the civil commotion, its suppression and further move of the people to China, according to the Great Encyclopedia of the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic of 1979.

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Date:Oct 25, 2013
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