Kanat Ibragimov

Censorship and art in Central Asia: postcolonial and post-Soviet perspectives

In Central Asia, censorship of artistic activities or of public representations of their results by and large reflects the complexity of the society. It seems that censorship is too often seen either as a form of ruthless repression by the authorities of the freedom of creative expression or as an ethically justified measure against artists’ unacceptable attempts to trespass on forbidden ground. Thus the public views of censorship become polarised and only social anthropologists seem to have time to examine the mechanism of its functioning. .


Why Kyrgyz Culture attracts a lot of foreigners

Most of the post-Soviet countries have one similar feature: internationality. People of different nationalities speak different languages, as well as learn other foreign languages. Kyrgyzstan is a perfect example of a country, where people from all over the world feel themselves curious about the local culture and try to become a part of it. Here you can meet Americans, British, Korean, Afghan, Indian, German people – a huge variety of different nationalities, who live, study, work or just travel in Kyrgyzstan.

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