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The Genealogy Of The State

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The government presentation of the state attempts to form a close relationship with 'the people' through a national genealogy, intended to represent the will of the people. The celebration of '2,200 years of Kyrgyz statehood' in 2003 was another example of the interaction between the people and the state, developed through a series of imaginative practices. Akaev highlighted the importance of unity by designating it first among the seven principles he derived from the epic Manas. Genealogy as a methodology elaborates the conditions under which contemporary representations of identity are constructed and the shifting movements in discourse which underpin it. After the October Revolution, in 1918 the Soviets renamed the Turkestan krai the Turkestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, retaining the tsarist internal divisions. In Kyrgyzstan, one historical figure that did find resonance with Kyrgyz and other nationalities was Lenin.

Keywords: Akaev; genealogy; Kyrgyz statehood; Kyrgyzstan; Lenin; Manas; October Revolution; Soviet Socialist Republic; Turkestan



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