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Presentation of the book “People who love their land, the land that feeds people: methods of protecting the environment of the residents of Koduk village”
On June 17, 2021, in Konduk village, the presentation of the book “Zherin suigun el, eldi bakkan zher: Konduk elin zharatylyshty saktoo ykmalary” (People who…
More balanced geographical representation in the Forum NGO under the Convention 2003 of UNESCO
Aigine CRC participates in the activities of the Working Groups (WG) initiated by the Forum of accredited NGO under the 2003 Convention of UNESCO. On…
Aigine  CRC prepares a book for publication
Aigine  CRC prepares a book for publication «Жерин сүйгөн эл, элди баккан жер: Көңдүк элинин жаратылышты сактоо ыкмалары»  (People who love their land, the land…
People's wisdom and modern technologies
On May 22, a brunch and zoom meeting of the Aigine CRC team took place. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ways /…

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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