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Distribution of the book  “STUDY OF 1916: DEPOLITICIZING AND HUMANIZING OUR KNOWLEDGE ON THE UPRISING IN CENTRAL ASIA”
Aigine  CRC  announces that the public presentation of the book is postponed until  better times. Currently, the book is privately is handed  to authors, partners,…
Sacred geography of Kyrgyzstan: Jylangach-Bugu
Toguz-Toro is an area surrounded by nine mountain ranges and is located in Jalalabad province. Jylangach-Bugu is located in Toguz-Toro region, to the north of…
Meeting on the multinational nomination file of Falconry in UNESCO Representative List
Project coordinator of Aigine CRC  Aiza Abdyrakhmanova and the  employee of the National Commission for UNESCO of the Kyrgyz Republic, Chinara Bosunbaeva, participate in the…
Where the white gyrfalcon lands, grace comes
On January 15, a meeting with representatives of a community hunters with wild birds, including falconry, took place at   Aigine CRC. Discussion was about falconry…

Sacred Geography of Kyrgyzstan


The Sacred Geography of Kyrgyzstan is a representation of both natural and cultural phenomena. This is a network of sacred sites – springs, caves, mountains, mausoleums, lakes, tombs and trees – that people visit as pilgrims. An essential part of any pilgrimage practice is performance of rituals and ceremonies, which turns territories covered by sacred sites into a ritualized land.

Our mission


Aigine Cultural Research Center (CRC) (which means “lucid”, “definite”) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in May 2004 at the initiative of Gulnara Aitpaeva, Doctor of Philology, with the participation of Aida Alymbaeva and Mukaram Toktogulova, Candidate of Philology.

Aigine CRC works in the field of traditional knowledge, education and social science. The center conducts spiritual, educational and scientific activities based on external grants and self-financing. These activities are directed at preserving, developing and integrating traditional wisdom with contemporary life. Aigine CRC aims to incorporate the positive potential of traditional wisdom in decision-making at all levels of public and political life.

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