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.
On November 5, Ambassador Krol and the Director of the State Archeological and History Museum, Abdurashid Zakrilayev, inaugurated an exhibition of restored archeological artifacts at the Bukhara State Archeological and History Museum “Ark” in Bukhara.
UNICEF Uzbekistan jointly with the Rahimov’s Studio of Ceramics conducts The Clay Toy Festival dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It will be held on October 17-19, 2014 by organizing a pottery workshop for students of kindergartens and schools of Tashkent City including children from vulnerable groups.
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. .
From today Tajik art and culture is radically shifting from the traditional forms to the contemporary practices with a strong aspect of the political artand social approach. The first temporarycontemporary art exhibition has opened in National Museum.
The 7th Annual American Film Festival was opened on 26 September 2014. You still have time to visit the last day tomorrow, Sunday. The festival takes place at the Alisher Navoi Cinema Palace (“Panoramniy”). Entrance is free.
The most famous theater of Uzbekistan, “Ilkhom” (which translates from Uzbek as “Inspiration”), on September 12 has opened its 39th theatrical season. I have already invited the audience to attend the opening of the season in one of my publications, and now I want to share photos and opinion with you
The famous Tashkent theater “Ilkhom” opens its new 39 theater season. Presentation of a new projects and party to celebrate the opening will take place on 12 September.
Tashkent Museum of Applied Arts has opened an exhibition “The Doppies of Uzbekistan.”
Few days ago neweurasia reported about sugar deficit in Uzbekistan. Let me inform you, that this artificial deficit is not about to stop even at +40 heat for a few weeks, if not months, to come. Instead of selling sugar for its regular price, UZS 2,500-3,000, authorities prefer having huge queues, crying babies, spontaneous fights among buyers and policemen to control the order. Why would authorities hire policemen to control the process of selling of this particular product? Is it a part of their creating-new-jobs-state-program? neweurasia sources accross the country report that in the Fergana Valley (Fergana, Andijan, Namangan regions…
If you are in Bukhara, make sure you visit the Bukharan Jews synagogue not far from Lyab-i-Havuz. It’s one of the oldest Bukharan synagogues with the copies of the Torah as old as few centuries. There’s one that is approximately 1000 years old, according to the guard of the religious site. There are few more synagogues in Bukhara but this one is, probably, the most interesting and has a longer history than others. Nowadays there are approximately 25-30 Bukhara Jews families of what was approximately 40,000 back in the end of 1980s. Nonetheless, the synagogue witnesses crowds on big religious…