Executive Briefing: The objective here is to report job satisfaction results from an employee survey conducted between 2005 and 2007 in four formerly socialist economies: Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, with a focus on gender and generational differences in response patterns. Personal contacts, the currency used to achieve objectives in formerly socialist economies, dictated the survey locations. Foreign scholars, part of a mentoring program that involved training in survey research, became the local project coordinators; so by default, the project locations included: Ufa, Russia; Yerevan, Armenia; Almaty and Taldyquorgan, Kazakhstan; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. While a single location cannot possibly capture the population or workforce diversity in the country, for convenience, I refer to country name when discussing results. Opens as PDF.
The Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CISSTAT) is an official source of statistical information on social and economic situations in the CIS countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan). Frequently updated press releases provide statistical data on numerous economic indicators related to each CIS country.
The State Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyzstan Republic oversees foreign relations of the country. Information on the site covers diplomacy, protocol, and news related to foreign affairs.