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Mahalla in Samarkand: more than just a name?
Written by , Saturday, 13 Apr, 2013 – 12:33 | No Comment

In every corner of Uzbekistan people will tell you that it is probably the most important social unit in the society, but the problem is that this institution has dramatically changed over the last 100 years and is changing. Therefore it is important to differentiate between the myth and the reality to understand how it functions.

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Driving the Traders from the Temple
Written by , Thursday, 11 Apr, 2013 – 9:37 | No Comment

The Orthodox Holy Dormition Cathedral in Tashkent has organized the First International Orthodox Exhibition “From the good life to the welfare and prosperity.” In the course of this exhibition visitors from various monasteries, churches and other Christian organizations from CIS were selling a variety of goods in the Cathedral.

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In memory of Gregory Ulko
Written by , Tuesday, 9 Apr, 2013 – 9:53 | One Comment

Fourteen years ago Grigory Ilyich Ulko, an Honorary Artist of Uzbekistan and my father, quietly passed away in his Samarkand home. As an artist he deserves, perhaps, more than just a short mention in a blog, but today I would like to say a few words about him also as a representative of a certain generation of artistic intelligentsia. One may say, a generation lost in the period of transition and yet remarkably resilient and healthy.

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Melting Kazan
Written by , Friday, 5 Apr, 2013 – 17:47 | No Comment

Tashkent hosts photo exhibition “Melting Kazan”. Heroes of portraits, presented by Stanislav Magay – simple Tashkenters, in whose veins flows the blood of the most unexpected nationalities

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All Tomorrow’s Parties in Uzbekistan
Written by , Sunday, 31 Mar, 2013 – 21:19 | 2 Comments

The most interesting young rock band from Uzbekistan, All Tomorrow’s Parties, played  on 29 March solo concert entitled “On the roof” at the IlkhomRockFest in Tashkent.

You can use their Facebook page to find more information about band and their music.

Here is photo report from the gig – take a look on the most impressive Uzbek rock talents.
All photos by Svetlana Ten. 

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The myth of national values in Central Asia
Written by , Sunday, 31 Mar, 2013 – 7:31 | One Comment

In this article, Alex Ulko wants to challenge the current mainstream perceptions of the origin, role and function of so-called ‘national values’ in the region

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Happy Nowruz!
Written by , Wednesday, 20 Mar, 2013 – 23:02 | 3 Comments

NewEurasia with the joy congratulates our readers with Nowruz bright spring holiday! Our bloggers Loki, Nurzhan Kadyrkulova and Eisenstein has produced small video pieces, dedicated to the celebration of Nowruz in their countries – Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. We made ​​a short clip from these pieces, and hope, you will like it!


Children to Children
Written by , Wednesday, 20 Mar, 2013 – 9:15 | No Comment

Uzbek children-musicians helps their peers. Each month, on the 15th day, they play a charity concert, which named “Children for Children”. All musicians, who take part in these concerts are the students of the Republican Specialized Musical Academic Lyceum named after Uspenskiy.

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Languages in Uzbekistan: how it is going to work
Written by , Tuesday, 19 Mar, 2013 – 8:42 | One Comment

Alex Ulko would like to share his opinioins about the status of the three languages (Uzbek, Russian and English) that are going to shape the multicultural life of our society in the future

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Zen footbal
Written by , Saturday, 16 Mar, 2013 – 12:06 | No Comment

Uzbekistani footbal fans are shocked: authorities has banned painting on faces, hamsters and cats on stadiums, as well as shouting obscene slogans. But fans are allowed to enter a stadium with tickets

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