"The centrifugal trend in the CIS is over"

Kurmanbek Bakiev, President of Kyrgyzstan

1949 – Born in Jalal Abad region, southern Kyrgyzstan
1972 – Graduates, Kuibyshev Polytechnic Institute, Russia
1974 – Serves in Soviet Army
1976 – Electrician and engineer, Maslennikov factory, Kuibyshev
1979 – Deputy chief engineer, nuts and bolts factory, Jalal Abad
1990 – First secretary, Kok-Yangak city council, Chairman, city supreme soviet, and then Deputy Chairman, Jalal Abad region Supreme Soviet
1993 – Deputy Chairman, State Property Fund of Kyrgyzstan
1995 – Governor, Jalal Abad region, Kyrgyzstan
1997 – Governor, Chui region, Kyrgyzstan
2000 – Prime Minister, Kyrgyzstan
2004 – Leader, People’s Movement of Kyrgyzstan opposition party
2005 – President of Kyrgyzstan

The Republic of Kyrgizstan is situated in the Central Asia and has always been known for its calm political development. That was till 2005 when the so-called Tulip revolution toppled the president. How has the country changed with the new president at the top? Today the President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev is the guest in Spotlight.