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First full-length animation in Kyrgyzstan
Written by , Saturday, 21 Jun, 2014 – 10:08 | No Comment

First full-length animated film “Aku” was created in Kyrgyzstan. It tells the story of love between two young people.

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Floods in Uzbekistan: Impotent Government, Speechless Citizens
Written by , Friday, 20 Jun, 2014 – 13:23 | No Comment

After the Tashkent flood, which became sort of a catastrophy for both locals and Uzbek capital’s authorities, almost the same situation happened in the cities of the Fergana Valley of the country, Andijan, Fergana and Namangan on June 17.

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Rock party in Dushanbe
Written by , Thursday, 19 Jun, 2014 – 11:04 | No Comment

Dushabe ROYAL PUB has hosted a rock party on the 7th of Jube. Such rock bands as Red-planet и Under cove were on the stage that day. Watch the video from the concert and see the photos.

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Week of India in Bishkek
Written by , Tuesday, 17 Jun, 2014 – 8:51 | No Comment

Week of India with a large-scale fair dedicated to this event has started in Bishkek.

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New online school for journalists
Written by , Saturday, 14 Jun, 2014 – 12:06 | No Comment

Transitions Online, an English-language magazine covering Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and NewEurasia, Central Asia’s first and largest citizen-journalism network, are looking for professional journalists, bloggers, amateurs and people interested in journalism to take part in a new online educational project.

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Turkmenbashi Show
Written by , Friday, 13 Jun, 2014 – 15:56 | No Comment

We are bringing to your attention an interesting video that was found on the great spaces of YouTube. “Central Asian Hell Show” is a new humorous program about news from Central Asia. Read the full story »

Light industry or Handicraft Fair?
Written by , Friday, 13 Jun, 2014 – 8:55 | No Comment

International Fair InterLightInd took place in Dushanbe from 4th to 8th of June. The Fair was announced as a light industry fair but I saw prevailing good by Tajik and Afghan handicraftsmen.

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Censorship in arts: Banned Uzbek singer can’t travel outside of the country
Written by , Tuesday, 10 Jun, 2014 – 14:43 | One Comment

Feruza Jumaniyozova, distinguished Uzbek performer, who was deprived of her licence in 2010 for performing in the neighboring Tajikistan without the Uzbek authorities’ permission, was not allowed to leave the country. And again, the reason was her plans to perform for her fans in northern Tajikistan.

Djumaniyozova, who is originally from Khoresm region of Uzbekistan, is quite popular among Farsi speakers for her songs in Persian.

According to TojNews, on June 7 Djimaniyozova was going to perform in Khujand along with Daler Kuttuzov, popular Tajik singer. However, she had to apologize to her fans and cancel the performance due to the ban of Uzbek authorities to travel to Tajikistan. The reason was that the Uzbek authorities took away all her travel documents to make the trip impossible. In Uzbekistan, it’s super easy. Read the full story »

Bust of Chingiz Aitmatov erected in Ankara
Written by , Tuesday, 10 Jun, 2014 – 8:26 | No Comment

President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev attended the ceremony of the bust opening.

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Antosh Chekhonte – Thoughts about Theater and More
Written by , Thursday, 5 Jun, 2014 – 8:40 | No Comment

Tajik journalist Sergey Chutkkov has already written about the theatre perfomance “Stories by Antosha Chekhonte” in Russian Mayakovski Drama Theater in Dushnabe. Here we post the article by Faruh Kuziev. Please read about an analitical material about theatre, Anton Chkhov and Tajik Society.

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