Timeline of Bishkek
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- 1825 - Built as one of 35 fortresses built in the region by Khokand to extend control over the Chu valley.
- 1860 - Conquered by a detachment of 600 Russians from Vernoe in a 7-day assault.
- 1864 - Became an important Cossack base and a regular relay point for the imperial mail service.
- 1895 - The city elected its first mayor.
- 1926 - The city became capital of the Kirghiz Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic; Pishpek renamed "Frunze."
- 1925 - Batratskaya Pravda newspaper begins publication.
- 1938 - Botanical Garden founded.
- 1954 - Frunze Polytechnic Institute founded.
- 1974 - Vecherniy Bishkek newspaper begins publication.
- 1975 - Manas Airport begins operating.
- 1976 - Ala Archa National Park established near city.
- 1979 - Population: 552,000.
- 1984 - Ala-Too Square laid out.
- 1985 - White House built.
- 1990 - Kyrgyz Television begins broadcasting.
- 1991 - City renamed "Bishkek."
- 1992 - Dordoy Bazaar in business (approximate date).
- 1995 - Boris Silayev becomes mayor.
- 1996 - International Atatürk-Alatoo University established.
- 1999 - The Times of Central Asia English-language newspaper begins publication.
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- 2001 - Manas Air Base of the United States military established outside city.
- 2006 - Protest against Bakiyev regime.
- 2008 - Nariman Tuleyev becomes mayor.
- 2009 - Population: 846,256.
- 2011 - TEDx Bishkek begins.
- 2017 - Turkish Airlines Flight 6491, a cargo flight with 4 crew members, crashes while attempting to land at Manas International Airport near Bishkek, killing the 4 crew members and another 34 on the ground, including 17 children, at Dacha-SU, a residential enclave near the airport.
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- Published in the 20th century
- Irina Kostyukovaa (1994). "The towns of Kyrgyzstan change their faces: Rural‐urban migrants in Bishkek". Central Asian Survey. 13.
- Published in the 21st century
- A. Botoyeva (2007). "The institutionalization of novel shopping places in a post-soviet country. The case of supermarkets in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan". Movements, Migrants, Marginalization. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag.
- Philipp Schrödera (2010). "'Urbanizing' Bishkek: interrelations of boundaries, migration, group size and opportunity structure". Central Asian Survey. 29.
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