The Government of Kyrgyzstan has formed an organizing committee for the preparation of celebrations to mark the 90th anniversary of the oldest Kyrgyz language newspaper Kyrgyz Tuusu.
The committee is headed by Vice Prime Minister Elvira Sariyeva. The relevant order was signed by Prime Minister Joomart Otorbayev on September 18.
The organizing committee is in charge of development and approval of a plan for the commemorative events within one month.
The Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism was instructed to provide organizational and methodological support.
Kyrgyz Tuusu, official government newspaper, was first published as Erkin Too in Tashkent on November 7, 1924. It was renamed into Kyzyl Kyrgyzstan (Red Kyrgyzstan) in August 1927, and into Sovettik Kyrgyzstan (Soviet Kyrgyzstan) in 1956.
The newspaper received its current name in 1991. It is published twice a week with a circulation of 20,000 copies.
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