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  • See Bishkek.

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  • n. the capital of Kyrgyzstan (known as Frunze 1926-1991)


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  • Manas Air Base outside the capital city Bishkek (called Frunze in the Soviet days, after the architect of the Red Army) is key to the Afghan War.

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  • From 1926 to 1991 it was Frunze, which is not problematic except for the Kyrgyz—see below, Frunze being the name of a local boy who became a Soviet general. BISHKEK/PISHPEK.

  • Bishkek (formerly known as Frunze) is situated in the north of Kyrgyzstan on the edge of the Kyrgyz Alatau Mountains, an arm of the mighty Tian Shan range. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • On January 25-26, 1990, many thousands of members of the Ashar movement and their supporters gathered on Ala-Too Square in Bishkek (then called Frunze) to demand more housing and jobs for ethnic Kyrgyz living in the capital, increasing the role of the Kyrgyz language in the republic, and ending the persecution of leaders of the their movement.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • Last Wednesday, April 15, due to damage of the high-voltage power line Toktogul-Frunze (the largest line in the Kyrgyz Republic), most enterprises and even strategic buildings in towns of the northern Kyrgyzstan and southern Kazakhstan were in blackout.

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  • They stopped in faraway Frunze, in Kirgizistan, where Kaminska gave birth to her son, Victor.

    Esther Rachel Kaminska.

  • (Which was named Frunze when mountainous Kyrgyzstan was a Soviet socialist republic, after one of the key founders of the Red Army.)

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  • Angry students in Frunze, the Kirgiz capital, demanded that the local leadership resign and pelted the Communist Party chief with rocks when he appeared at a rally to appeal for calm.

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  • One: the acccount of Pishpek aka Frunze aka Bishkek, which is about the capital of Kyrgyzstan reverting to a pre-Soviet name.

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  • After his graduation from the academy, Suleiman, at the behest of Nasser, was sent to the Soviet Union (then Egypt's chief arms supplier) for advanced training at Moscow's Frunze Military Academy.



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