Russian Laboratory to Combat Dangerous Infections in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Russian cooperation

Russia has allocated funds for the construction of a laboratory in Kyrgyzstan to combat dangerous infections. The announcement was made by a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Gennady Onishchenko, during a video conference on biosafety in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Kyrgyzstan has yet to determine where the laboratory will be located. Russian officials have stated that it cannot be sited near residential areas and prior to its construction, associated personnel — virologists and microbiologists — should be provided with necessary training and equipment.

As reported by, the planned laboratory is part of a memorandum of understanding on ensuring biological safety, signed in October 2023 by the governments of Kyrgyzstan and Russia.


Sergey Kwan

Sergey Kwan

Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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