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Weekly Review of Aigine CRC Activities
👩🏻‍💻 International Seminar: From July 4 to 7, an international seminar titled “Joint Promotion of Cultural Heritage in Central Asia and Beyond: Opportunities and Challenges”…
Weekly Review of Aigine CRC Activities
📑 Working Meetings: On June 24th in Paris, the summer meeting of the Evaluation Body of the Intergovernmental Committee, which operates under the 2003 UNESCO…
Weekly Review of Aigine CRC Activities
👩🏻‍💻 Online Meetings: On June 20, the Aigine Cultural Research Center team held an online meeting with the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty. During the…
Weekly Review of Aigine CRC Activities
👩🏻‍💻 Working Meetings: On June 8, as part of the project “Digital Journey to ICH of Kyrgyzstan” a working meeting was held to verify 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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