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Meeting of the Working Group
Today, 4 May 2022, the working group on a geographically more balanced representation of accredited NGOs under the 2003 UNESCO Convention met with accredited NGOs…
Field trips
Professor Ruth Mace and her assistants Ishan Xie and Naerhulan Halimubieke from the Department of Anthropology, College of the University of London continue pilot field…
Working meeting
On April 11, a meeting at the Aigine CRC office with Professor Ruth Mace and her assistants Ishan Xie and Naerhulan Halimubieke from the Department…
The second scheduled meeting of the working group
Today, March 31, 2022, the second scheduled meeting of the working group on a geographically more balanced representation of accredited NGOs under the 2003 UNESCO…

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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