The scope of this Law shall be to ensure better living conditions of the population in border areas. Priority activity of state bodies and local self-government in border areas with special status shall be: (a) land reclamation; (b) conservation and rational management of natural resources; and (c) prevention of natural disasters and mitigation of the consequences thereof.
Authors and Publishers
Vsevolod Gnetii (CONSLEGB)
A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of the territory of present-day Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to the Russian Empire in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990.