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Seminar on local indicators of climate change
On March 25th, 2023 Aigine CRC researchers conducted a seminar on local indicators of climate change that brought together participants from Bishkek and Ysyk-Kul region.…
To the 10th anniversary of the inscription of the epic trilogy “Manas.Semetey. Seitek" in the UNESCO Representative List
Today, March 23, the Aigine CRC team took part in the third seminar for safeguarding ICH in the Asia-Pacific Research region. The seminar was organized…
Transfer of the final products of the joint project to local residents
Today, on February 22, the Aigine CRC team visited Ak Bulun village, Ak-Suu district, Ysyk-Kul region, where during 2021-2022 a petroglyphs project was being implemented…
Presentation of project results for ISU students
Today, on February 21, the Aigine CRC team held an informational lecture on Ak Bulun petroglyphs for students of Issyk-Kul State University. Cholponai U-G spoke…

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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