Russians in Kyrgyzstan

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Russians in Kyrgyzstan are a minority ethnic group numbering 419,600 individuals according to 2009 Census, representing 9.1% of the total population.[1] Most ethnic Russians migrated to the country during 20th Century. Russian population has been declining since the breakup of Soviet Union due to low fertility rates and emigration. Most ethnic Russins are concentrated in the capital city of Bishkek. Some settlements in the north of the Country have ethnic Russian majority. Most ethnic Russians in Kyrgyzstan are either Irreligious or Russian Orthodox, with small Old Believer.[2]


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  2. ^ 2.^ ^ Edward Allworth Central Asia, 130 years of Russian dominance: a historical overview (1994). Duke University Press. p.102. ISBN 0-8223-1521-1