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Today  the Aigine CRC team, together with partners, held a consultation meeting with representatives of the UNESCO Secretariat for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding…
Karakol is the Commonwealth Capital of Culture in 2022
Within the framework of the project “Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and the Transformation of Cultural Codes”, Aigine CRC supported the initiative of the Uyghur diaspora…
Certification of a new complex of petroglyphs
In 2021, Aigine CRC team, on the initiative  of Manas epic chanter Tilek Asanov, together with the residents of Ak-Bulun village of the Issyk-Kul region,…
The data on ICH collection process
Today, May 30, a zoom meeting of Aigine CRC with representatives of the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI)…

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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