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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…
Focus group on the interpretation of stone carvings
Today, on February 3, the Aigine CRC team held a working focus group with traditional practitioners on interpreting images on the petroglyphs of Kyrgyzstan. The…
Traditional Headdresses with Feathers in Kygryz Culture
On February 1, 2023, a first round table discussion on Traditional Kyrgyz Headdresses with Feathers took place at Aigine CRC. Artisans, elders, practitioners, researchers and…

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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