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Debates “World Bank and Tajikistan – 20 years of cooperation”
Written by , Saturday, 31 Aug, 2013 – 16:52 | One Comment

On August 28-29,  2013 in Dushanbe, there another debate tournament took place, which was attended by school children and students from all regions of Tajikistan and such cities as Garm, Dushanbe, Isfara, Kulyab , Kurgan-Tube, Khorog and Khujand.

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Central Asian Identity, Orientalism and Modern Art
Written by , Friday, 23 Aug, 2013 – 20:42 | No Comment

First of all, the geographical definition of ‘Central Asia’ requires further clarification. The few proposed definitions of the borders of the region can be broadly subdivided into two groups, each bearing its own connotations. The first, which goes back to von Humboldt and is favoured by many scholars outside the region, emphasises its common long-term historical heritage and geographical integrity.

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“It’s hard to be young …”
Written by , Wednesday, 21 Aug, 2013 – 11:59 | No Comment

Exhibition of Contemporary Art “It’s hard to be young …” is taking place these days in Dushanbe, at the National Museum of Tajikistan. The slogan of the event “An alternative view on the problems of youth through contemporary art.”

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“Goblin Cup” Debate Tournament
Written by , Thursday, 8 Aug, 2013 – 19:39 | No Comment

“Goblin Cup” Debate Tournament is the title of a debate tournament, that took place from 3rd  to 4th of August, 2013 in Dushanbe at  “Bactria” Cultural Center.

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Tajikistan’s rioting queues: civilization’s worst enemy or last hope?
Written by , Wednesday, 31 Jul, 2013 – 22:25 | No Comment

Editor’s note: This is the last one and best one story in a series of articles written by the students during the workshop “Culture and History – Tajikistan-2013″. The author and winner of the competition among the students – Olga Zavyalova.

The very notorious Soviet tradition of endless queuing is not only still alive in Tajikistan, but it has become transformed beyond recognition. In fact, problems related to long, serpentine queues have become almost epidemic in the country.

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Central Asia Youth Orchestra in Dushanbe
Written by , Wednesday, 31 Jul, 2013 – 9:15 | No Comment

On June 27th, 2013,  theDushanbe philharmonic has hosted the concert of Central Asia Youth Orchestra (CAYO). CAYO is the initiative of Italian international NGO CESVI in the frame of the project “Strengthening musical cultural in Central Asia through regional cooperation, international and international networking”, supported by European Union program “Investing in People”.

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They Came to Play in Dushanbe
Written by , Wednesday, 31 Jul, 2013 – 9:13 | No Comment

On July 20th, The Dushanbe American Corner based in National  Library of Tajikistan has hosted screening of “They Came to Play” documentary film. The documentary tells about Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, and in particular about the competition participants, their preparation to the competition, about their worries and will to win.

One of the visitors told:

I liked the film. It is very personal and sincere. I was surprised how the musicians-heroes of the competition let the shooting team to enter their lives and personal environment, not being embarrassed to demonstrate their feelings and weaknesses.

The films screening was marked by the presence of the film director Alex Rotaru. Alex appeared to be an interesting person. He told that he was fond of playing  piano in the past, and therefore, it was easier to “build relationships” with the heroes of the film.

During the discussion after the film, Alex shared the secrets of film-making process, and the principles he uses in his work.

Rock concert in Royal Pub
Written by , Tuesday, 30 Jul, 2013 – 9:07 | No Comment

A rock concert took place on July 27. 2013 in Royal Pub in Dushanbe. See the   photo reportage from the event and the video of the band that i concider was the best at the event Monday City  (sorry for the sound, i had no good mic with me)

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Gigantomania strangles Dushanbe
Written by , Sunday, 28 Jul, 2013 – 13:06 | One Comment

Editor’s note: NewEurasia continues publications of stories, that were written by students during workshop “Culture and History – Tajikistan-2013″. Now – one of the best stories Dmitriy Zavyalov Read the full story »

Tajikistan Hosts Japanese ‘Tohoku’ Photo Exhibit
Written by , Thursday, 25 Jul, 2013 – 19:13 | No Comment

Japanese photography critic Kotaro Iizawa’s curated global traveling photo exhibition made its way to Central Asia in July 2013.

From July 3rd – 21st, in Tajikistan’s capital city Dushanbe, the Embassy of Japan, together with the National Library of Tajikistan and Japan Foundation, hosted the photo exhibition “Tohoku — Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers.”
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