And yet I already bought florals!
Okay, was anyone really surprised at the revolution in Kyrgyzstan? Does anyone care about Kyrgyzstan other than me? (I had a very good friend in college who was Kyrgyz. Hence it’s always been on my radar.) Okay, well, me and Registan then. Noah Tucker has a pretty swift rundown of the recent history of revolution in country, about the preceding Tulip Revolution and how, you know, it always somehow gets put into the context of the former Soviet Union.
BBC News is reporting that usurped President Kurmanbek Bakiyev is agreeing to cede his power in exchange for security assurances for his family.
The interim government held a late-night meeting in Bishkek on Tuesday, but did not respond.
However, in an earlier interview Ms Otunbayeva said she was prepared to offer security guarantees to Mr Bakiyev if he resigned and left the country, but would not offer such immunity to his family.
“We will provide security guarantees which he’s entitled to under the constitution,” she told the Associated Press.
But she warned her patience with Mr Bakiyev was running out.
“His stay in Kyrgyzstan is posing a problem for the nation’s future. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to guarantee his security as people are demanding to bring him to justice.”
The situation is unfolding seemingly hourly, and though sadly I can’t read Cyrillic (if you can, #freekg on Twitter and the Diesel forum seem to be the places a lot of info is coming from) BBC News and Google News search for “Kyrgystan” are keeping me in the loop.
Between this and Bangkok it seems revolution is in fashion for spring.