Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Institute

A close-up of a child that is participating in a protest.



Faces of the Tulip Revolution

Photo Exhibit Dedicated to the One-Year Anniversary of Kyrgyzstan’s Tulip Revolution

The Tulip Revolution refers to the overthrow of President Askar Akayev and his government in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan after the parliamentary elections of February 27 and of March 13, 2005. The revolution sought the end of rule by Akayev and by his family and associates, who, according to popular opinion, had become increasingly corrupt and authoritarian.