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Shyrdak is my poetry
Written by , Tuesday, 31 Dec, 2013 – 8:45 | No Comment

Calendar “Shyrdak is my poetry” was released in Kyrgyzstan. It includes photographs of beautiful ornaments of famous Kyrgyz felt carpets.

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Dafbazm from Pamirs
Written by , Friday, 27 Dec, 2013 – 9:00 | No Comment

I have already written about Pamiti music in my previous posts. In one of them I was talking ablut maddoh. This time I want to show you the video of “dafbazm”. Such compositions are played on selebration occasions, especially while welcoming guests.

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About Motherland using a pencil…
Written by , Friday, 27 Dec, 2013 – 8:45 | No Comment

Exhibition of the Kyrgyz folk artist, Taalay Kurmanov, who is a Master with capital “M”, is held in Bishkek at the Exhibition Hall of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Union of Artists “The Oak Park” named after S.A. Chuikov.

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Osh will be the CIS Cultural Capital 2014
Written by , Wednesday, 25 Dec, 2013 – 7:48 | No Comment

In early December the city of Mogilev (Belarus) gave the status of “The Cultural Capital of CIS” to the cities of Osh (Kyrgyzstan) and Almaty (Kazakhstan). Read the full story »

Why Ded Moroz is infinitely more badass than Santa Claus
Written by , Wednesday, 25 Dec, 2013 – 1:00 | 17 Comments


Editor’s Note: С Новым Годом и Рождеством Христовым (немного раньше, я знаю)! It’s that time again, when we present our seasonal classic post about a certain cultural icon… Originally published in 2010, our post on Ded Moroz is one of NewEurasia’s most read posts. So, why break with tradition? ;-)

Even though it’s still two weeks before the Orthodox Christmas; even though our readership is overwhelmingly Islamic; and even though I’m a Baha’i, nevertheless, I wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, there’s a very serious issue I would like to address today, and that is why the Slavic world’s Ded Moroz is more badass than the Western world’s Santa Claus. I mean, besides the fact that his name sounds like “Dead Morose” to my American ears, bringing to mind 80s Hair Metal and all the infinite, eternal glory that comes with it. But really, this is a very scientific argument I’m going to make. Let’s begin.

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Ethno-jazz from Uzbekistan
Written by , Tuesday, 24 Dec, 2013 – 9:14 | No Comment

Yesterday at the “Ilkhom” theater was held the presentation of the first album of the Uzbek ethno-jazz band Jazzirama.

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Winter handicraft fair 2013
Written by , Sunday, 22 Dec, 2013 – 21:06 | No Comment

On December 14-15 Ismaili Center in Dushanbe has hosted The annual Winter Handicraft Fair organized by Bactria Cultural Center.

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Shams at the Roof of the world
Written by , Sunday, 22 Dec, 2013 – 21:04 | 3 Comments

Present video is a trailer to a “SHAMS at the ROOF OF THE WORLD” (authored by Zarina Oripova, producers Alisher Primkulov, Sergei Chutkov, Kirill Kuzmin) .

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Welcome to Tazbekistan!
Written by , Thursday, 19 Dec, 2013 – 15:26 | No Comment

BBC Two has showed hilarious series “Ambassadors” last October and November. Series went virtually unnoticed In Central Asia, but it is worth your attention. Glory to Tazbekistan and its lovely women!

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Acceptance of works for the Youth Award named after Chingiz Aitmatov was announced
Written by , Tuesday, 17 Dec, 2013 – 8:09 | No Comment

Ministry of Labor, Youth and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic announces acceptance of documents for receiving the State Youth Award named after Chingiz Aimatov for 2011-2012. Read the full story »