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Despot’s diplomatic sports at Sochi
Written by on Wednesday, 12 February 2014
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Despot’s diplomatic sports at Sochi

In politicians’ eyes, sports ain’t just about sports. And Olympic Games ain’t just about Olympic spirit either. It’s never been before Sochi and won’t be afterwards.
Let’s put aside all the concerns and controversies of the …

VM bar is closed
Written by on Wednesday, 12 February 2014
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VM bar is closed

At Last Friday police conducted a raid on one of the few remaining in Tashkent “informal clubs.” Visitors of the “Vertical World” bar were forced to take horizontal position by police.

Ballet as a way of life…
Written by on Tuesday, 11 February 2014
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Ballet as a way of life…

On February 4 the evening in memory of People’s Artist of the USSR Cholponbek Bazarbaev was held at the Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Maldybaev in Bishkek.

Final concert of the Central Asian Youth Orchestra was held in Bishkek
Written by on Monday, 10 February 2014
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Final concert of the Central Asian Youth Orchestra was held in Bishkek

At the end of January, final concert of the Central Asian Youth Orchestra under the direction of Milanese composer, conductor and artistic director Gerardo Colella was held at the Kyrgyz National Philharmonic named after T. Satylganov.

Theatre in the reeds
Written by on Saturday, 8 February 2014
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Theatre in the reeds

On February 1 the experimental street performance “Theatre in the reeds” was held in the Bishkek Park “Youth”. Despite the freezing cold, there were lots of people wishing to see an unusual spectacle.

“Girl Rising” in Dushanbe
Written by on Friday, 31 January 2014
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“Girl Rising” in Dushanbe

Loki had visited the film screening “Rising girl” and recomeds to watch the it

Central Asian Youth: Behind the Camera’s Lens
Written by on Friday, 31 January 2014
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Central Asian Youth: Behind the Camera’s Lens

On February 7th and 8th 2014 the photo exhibition “Central Asian Youth: Behind the Camera’s Lens” will be held in the Turkish Cultural Center in New York (USA), where the works of Kyrgyz citizens will …

Journalists and others arrested at Euromaidan protest in Tashkent – UPDATE
Written by on Thursday, 30 January 2014
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Journalists and others arrested at Euromaidan protest in Tashkent – UPDATE

Journalists and others have been arrested in Tashkent for supporting the Euromaidan protests in Kiev. According to a source, they are being held by national security and may have been violently interrogated

The women left behind in Armenia
Written by on Wednesday, 29 January 2014
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The women left behind in Armenia

Editor’s Note: Oxfam’s Armine Gevorgyan blogs from inside Armenia, where many young men are migrating abroad in search of employment and new opportunities, leaving their wives and daughters behind. Almost a third of homes in …

Сlown deviation
Written by on Monday, 27 January 2014
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Сlown deviation

Tashkent celebrated the birthday of Mark Weil, founder of the “Ilkhom” theater. Students presented a play “OtKLOUNenie” in honour of the Master