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Weekly review of Aigine CRC activities
Preservation of Murdash petroglyphs: The Aigine CRC team continues to work on the creation of a digital map of the Murdash Bashy historical and cultural…
Weekly review of Aigine CRC activities
📚 Work on the revision and translation of the national inventory of intangible cultural heritage elements: representatives of 8 domains of the national inventory of…
Weekly review of Aigine CRC activities
🙋🏻‍♀️ Contest of dissent against gender-based violence: Aigine CRC announces a contest to create a script for short films against violence against women. The main…
Weekly review of Aigine CRC activities
🙋🏻‍♀️ Meetings on violence against women: On October 31, a series of meetings and conversations on violence against women took place. The meetings were attended…

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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