This Ministerial Decree validates the Instruction on secrecy of topographic, geodetic, cartographic, gravimetric, aerophotographic and outer space data and information with the consideration of introduction into cartographic and geodetic production of geoinformation, digital and satellite technologies. It establishes the modalities of determination of the degree and level of secrecy of the lists of natural coordinates in relation to publication of maps of internal territory. Topographic and geodetic production shall be classified as follows: (a) secret; (b) for internal official use; and (c) non-secret.
Authors and Publishers
Vsevolod Gnetii (CONSLEGB)
A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of the territory of present-day Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to the Russian Empire in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990.