Alongside Islam the Kyrgyz tribes also practiced totemism, the recognition of spiritual kinship with a particular type of animal.
The Kyrgyzstan Climate is varied. The climatic conditions changes very often and region wise, in some areas it is perfectly continental while in some it has the cooling effect of marine waters.
In the post-Soviet era, Kyrgyzstan's health system has suffered increasing shortages of health professionals and medicine. Kyrgyzstan must import nearly all its pharmaceuticals.