Article Archive for Year 2013
One of the most important skills of a contemporary photographer is to be able to go beyond a mere frame, to think outside the limitations of a static shot. While at an early stage of a photographer’s professional development the fascination with a single beautiful picture is understandable, today it is largely left to amateurs to try to compete with postcards and stunning photos of nature from the National Geographic.
To reconcile the irreconcilable – isn’t actually this gives life to the new genres and styles? The symphonic orchestra as the epitome of classic and rigor combined with the heavy style of music like rock is something new for the Kyrgyz public. But within the week of Turkish culture in Bishkek the citizens had a chance to enjoy this “innovative” music. Read the full story »
Tajikistan is one of the world’s richest countries in water resources yet only half the population have access to potable water. The water burden rests heavily on women’s shoulders, and women are often left to take care of the family while their husbands migrate to Russia in search of work. Here Oxfam bloggers Ruby Wright and Dilafruz Usmanova relay the story of one woman who is struggling to overcome the water burden
The epic “Manas” is one of the greatest cultural achievements of the Kyrgyz people. To do a many-hours video version of the epics “Manas” and “Semetey” is not quite a simple task. But with the help of the cultural research center “Aigine” and international organizations, this mission was successfully accomplished. Read the full story »
Around this time three years ago, I posted about the video game “Metro 2033″, based on the novel by Russian journalist Dmitry Glukhovsky. The sequel (“Last Light”) has just been released, thus prompting this post. The setting of the series is an underground society founded by survivors of a nuclear war that was waged in 2013 (yikes!). They scrape by in the Moscow subway system, which has transformed into an almost Biblical sheol. NewEurasia’s snobbish managing editor Sanjar says, “it’s no War and Peace”. Sure, sure. But speaking as a person who’s probably imbibed way too much post-apocalyptic fiction since childhood, Glukhovsky and his compatriots at 4A Games have made one of the more engrossing scenarios in the genre. The series mixes mysticism, science fiction, and politics in an unusual way. It’s also nice to see some Eurasian sensibilities injected into Western popular culture; we’ve been surely lacking it since the Seventies.
Postcolonial discourse analysis focuses not only on the material consequences of colonialism per se but on the language of description of the reality.
On the 9th of May, in Dushanbe, In Victory Park, there was Victory Day was celebrated. Soldiers – recruits took an oath, demonstrated their ability to march and etc.
May 9, 1945, the courageous Red Army won a long-awaited victory after five hard years of war with Nazi Germany. And every year after the great victory each country of the post-Soviet space is celebrating this holiday.
On May 7th, 2013, Dushanbe museum of musical instruments after Gurminj Zavkibekov has hosted an epic concert by Tashkent based music band Tears of the Sun.
This year Kyrgyzstan celebrates the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution from May 5, 1993. In 2010, however, it has been cardinally re-released, but today I just want to write about the history of the creation and adoption of the first Constitution of the independent Kyrgyz Republic. Read the full story »