this morning i was talking to an american business traveler who told me she heard that ousted kyrgyz president kurmanbek bakiyev had fled not just to kazakhstan (as was reported yesterday), but to taraz--the tiny city i have called home for the past few months. it sounded like another stupid rumor. the day before yesterday a road was closed unexpectedly by the police, something they might do for a VIP. but it's also something they might do for a bunch of other reasons.
but holy shit, i guess it's true. his plane landed here on thursday. but i've already missed him. this morning he moved on to minsk.