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Kyrgyz English :D

February 2, 2010

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian language has lost its popularity in Kyrgyzstan, especially in remote areas of the country. Suddenly, English, as a world language, was appealing to everyone and became very popular, even though for us learning English is harder than learning Russian.

Many years have passed since then. Today, majority of population of Kyrgyzstan has a good knowledge of neither Russian nor English. If you visit, say, Osh, you can see a lot of billboards and signs in horribly misspelled Russian. And the same you can say about English.

Have a look at an advertisement of Pharaoh Night Club, one of the popular night clubs of Bishkek. The ad is in the website of, famous Russian social network, which is also very popular in Kyrgyzstan.

Either PR staff of Pharaoh suck or the a flash builder had “F” for English at school. Well, I think it is both.

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