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Weekly review of the activities of the Aigine CRC
📑 Great Mountains: This week, as part of the “Uluu Toolor” (Great Mountains) project, high school students from grades 7-11 from two of the three…
Weekly review of the activities of the Aigine CRC
Great Mountains, local research: As part of the “Uluu Toolor” (Great Mountains) project, high school students from grades 7-11 of three schools in the Issyk-Kul…
Weekly review of the activities of the Aigine CRC
⛰️ On April 29 and 30, experts from the Aigine Cultural Research Center (CRC) – Jumagazy Sadyr uulu, Chynar Seidakmatova, Senior Project Coordinator Cholponai Usubalieva-Grishchuk,…
Weekly review of the activities of the Aigine CRC
📒 Work trip: On April 20, 2024, the team of the Aigine Cultural Research Center made a work trip to the Issyk-Kul region to conduct…

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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