The other day I met with Maria Antonova, the director of the American University of Central Asia’s First Year Seminar. A child of Perestroika, she emigrated to the United States for many years before returning here for her present gig. When she left Bishkek, the city was, in her words, “a crucible of a tiny intelligentsia in the mountains”. As she recalled, this demographic core was largely derived from intellectuals and professionals sent from St. Petersburg during the Soviet period. I, myself, have met many of them and their grandchildren. The ones I’ve met are largely pensioners today, working bit…
In August 2014, two mountain climbers from Tashkent ascended the “seventhousander” Peak Lenin over the classic route through Peak Razdelnaya (Peak Dividing). According to the Russian grading system, this route, 5А, is considerably hard.
NEW YORK – When Akram and Sevara Muradova won the lottery they did not expect to struggle for the next year. But their first months in the U.S. after winning the green card lottery and immigrating from Uzbekistan were difficult.
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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 2014 Winter Olympics, and think it via “what-opportunities-will-it-open-for-Uzbekistan” approach.
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
С Новым Годом и Рождеством Христовым (немного раньше, я знаю)! It’s that time again, when we present our seasonal classic post on a certain cultural icon…