Culture and History
«Novellasia», a new fiction competition for Central Asia, closes its doors to new submissions today (1 April 2014).
A qualifying round of the international break dance competition Red Bull BC One Cypher was held in Dushanbe on March 29. It was long-expected and huge event for Tajik break dance community. Red Bull BC One started in 2004, and Tajikistan gets a chance to participate in it for the first time.
Loki, our blogger from Dushanbe, has visited Nowruz celebration at Ismaili Centre: special photo and video report
The Fifth Photo Championship “Photochamp-2014″ starts on April 9 in Bishkek. Both professional photographers and amateurs can participate. Read the full story »
Editor’s note: a story by Olga Zavyalova, journalist based in Tajikistan
A charity event devoted to International World Down Syndrome Day was held in Dushanbe on March 23. This Day is observed on March 21 since 2006. In Tajikistan an event was organized for the first time.
This is how Nowruz was celebrated at Dushanbe racetrack – the main venue selebration venue of the country.
Unusual in its beauty concert was conducted on March 16 in Bishkek. The Armenian musical band Argishty has visited the city with its famous performance on duduk. Performance was accompanied by the sensuous sand show of Marina Sosnina.
Not everybody knows, but the celebration of 8th of March as we used to it under the title “International women’s day” is not celebrated in Tajikistan since 2009.What we celebrate on 8th of March is called now, after the presidential decree “Mother’s day”. In this article I would like shortly recalled how we renamed the day, what we want to say by this action and what we finally have.
IV Festival of Russian literature and culture “Country of High Inspirations” takes place from March 1 to May 23 in Kyrgyzstan. This year Festival is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Mikhail Lermontov.
Book under the title Letters from Tajikistan has been produced in Dushanbe. In the foreword of the book it is written:
The book contains letters that presently live or was living in Tajikistan. The authors of the letters are the representatives of
different docial groups, believes, professions and age. The texts of the letters are presented in original format with the maintains of the style and
without editing. All the letters for specially provided for the book.