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Welcome to Tazbekistan!

Written by on Thursday, 19 December 2013
Culture and History, Uzbekistan
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BBC Two has showed hilarious series “Ambassadors” last October and November.┬áSeries went virtually unnoticed In Central Asia, but it is worth your attention. Glory to Tazbekistan and its lovely women!

Probably, “Ambassadors” – it is the only western series devoted entirely to Central Asian life and to satire of the reality around us.

In the story, Kate and Neil sent to work in the British Embassy in the country Tazbekistan. Judging by the intro, Tazbekistan is situated somewhere after Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, if you go from Afghanistan.

Employees of the British Embassy in Tazbekistan

During the three series our heroes will take part in a lot of adventures in Tazbekistan: they will drink vodka on the hunt with the local president Karzak, try to save human rights activist from a prison, see spy intrigues, sell British helicopters, survive a visit of the Prince, again save blind leader of the Tazbekisan spring and flirt with a depraved and tasteless daughter of the president Karzak.

Surprisingly, the show turned out really funny. British writers managed to subtly make fun of many Central Asian sides of life. Would like to mention the attention to details – they are not missed even little things like confrontation of Tazbekian and Russian languages on signs and in life.

James Wood, one of the co-authors, said that the stories have been told for a script by British diplomats in the region. In addition to this the writers spent a week at the residence of the British ambassador to Kazakhstan, watching his life.

The authors also tried to buy from Craig Murray, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, rights to his memoirs, but he refused. However, after the series was screened, he accused authors of plagiarism.

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