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Weekly review of the activities of Aigine CRC
🏆 Award Ceremony: Today, in the grand hall of the K. Moldobasanov Conservatory, the “Master Arirang” award ceremony took place, honoring Namazbek Uraliev and Asel…
Weekly review of the activities of Aigine CRC
🧵 Week of Master Classes: Tomorrow, April 6, will mark the final day of the master class week for the residents of the crisis center…
Weekly review of the activities of Aigine CRC
Master Class: This week the Aigine CRC team conducted preparatory activities for the upcoming week of master classes for the residents of the crisis center…
Weekly review of the activities of Aigine CRC
Workshop: On March 20, as part of the project “Safeguarding Murdash petroglyphs and related traditional knowledge through mapping and digitalization”, the Aigine CRC team held…

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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