Culture and History
“Le Régistan est mort, vive le Régistan?” is a paraphrase of
“The king is dead, long live the king!”
Tourists visiting Samarkand for the past few weeks have most probably noticed construction works at one of the main historical sites of the city, Registan square. According to Ozodlik, RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service, sources report that construction works seriously affected this historical monument. Same sources reported that approximately 5 billion Uzbek Sums (more than $2,2 million) were spent on the whole process.
Now it’s obvious why Samarkand authorities were in such a rush – International Academic Conference, “The Historical Legacy of Scientists and Thinkers of the Medieval East, Its Role and Significance for the Modern Civilization.”
Well, in Samarkand, conferences and meetings with participation of foreigners take place annually, if not quarterly. This type of preps were more than those for “regular” guests. So, in fact all the efforts were to please His Majesty President Karimov’s visit and participation in the conference.
neweurasia presents photos of the Registan Square taken during reconstruction works. Read the full story »
II International agro-industrial exhibition AIYL-AGRO 2014 was started in Bishkek.
Street Art Festival will be held in different parts of Kyrgyzstan from May 12 to 17, 2014 with the support of the U.S. Embassy. It will bring together American dance group Rennie Harris Puremovement and painter and graffiti artist Gabriel Specter.
This year for the second time in its story the National Museum of Tajikistan is taking part in an international event Museum Night. The doors of the museum will open its doors and charge no admission on 18th of May 2014 from 6 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
In late April, the unveiling of the monument to Honored Artist of the Kirghiz SSR Tattybübü Tursunbayeva was held in Bishkek.
A press conference on upcoming Dushanbe Ethno-Jazz Festival took place on 28th of May at Tajik National Conservatory.
“Novellasia”’s jury chairman, Alex Ulko, in consultation with judges from throughout Central Asia, has chosen five final winners from a short-list of 15.
Quartet from Kyrgyzstan took part in the International Festival-competition of patriotic songs “Courage” in Baku (Azerbaijan) and took the first place there.
Gala concert of the II International Festival “Play the accordion!” was held in Bishkek. The purpose of the festival is to revive professional interest to bayan and accordion.
15 lucky participants were selected to the short-list of the fiction competition “Novellasia”. Each of these nominees is very close to the long-awaited victory, because there is a few days left until the announcement of the results. Neweurasia invites you to get acquainted with the nominees in this material.