Bishkek, 1 May. Kyrgyzstan celebrated today the officially recognized International Labor Day. About 200 members and supporters of two parties of the local Communists and the “Atameken” Socialist Party put wreaths in front of the Monument To Heroes of (October) Revolution, and Lenin’s monument in the center of the capital city Bishkek. The Communist leaders, lawmaker Apsamat Masaliev, and Professor Klara Ajybekova, and the Socialist leader, lawmaker Omurbek Tekebaev were among the participants of the peaceful gathering. Masaliev, who also was a leader of the Kyrgyz Soviet Republic in 1986-1990, told the gathering that the Communist lawmakers will propose to the Kyrgyz parliament to make a motion on restoring the Soviet Union.
Bishkek’s authorities organized a sports event, entitled “Peace march”, that gathered about 3,000 sportsmen despite the rain. However, it was devoted to the 2200th anniversary of Kyrgyz statehood and the 125th anniversary of the capital city.