Osh will be the CIS Cultural Capital 2014
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In early December the city of Mogilev (Belarus) gave the status of “The Cultural Capital of CIS” to the cities of Osh (Kyrgyzstan) and Almaty (Kazakhstan).
“The Baton” was passed under the Cultural Capitals of the Commonwealth Program, implemented by the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation (IFESCCO) from last year. In 2013 Mogilev (Belarus), Gabala (Azerbaijan) and Gyumri (Armenia) were proclaimed as such capitals. In 2014 the Program will continue in Osh and Almaty.
The Program aims to create a favorable climate for uniting a cultural potentiality and for expanding cultural relations between the CIS states. It aims to create the ground for economic cooperation, to develop individual territories and cities of the Commonwealth countries, and to improve their status in the international arena.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic, under the international Project there will be organized a series of events in the southern capital of Kyrgyzstan. There will be a Festival of Arts of CIS countries, Historical photo exhibitions, exhibitions of contemporary and classical artists’ works, exhibition of shyrdaks, sports competitions, and much more.