The Culture of Sugar: Divide et Impera

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…

Jewish Synagogue in Bukhara

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…

Uzbek emerging rap star expresses attitude toward drag stage persona Conchita Wurst

It’s interesting how sometimes people from societies, where homosexuality is criminalized and LGBT communities are at high risk, after becoming ‘famous’ in their little stupid circles, claim they are expressing people’s opinion. MC Doni, a newcommer for Black Star Inc. label, released his single dedicated to his beard. The song is focused against drag stage persona Conchita Wurst, Austrian female singer with a beard who won Eurovision Song Contest 2014. MC Doni’s version of Conchita MC Doni, who’s ethnic Uzbek from Uzbekistan (just like Timati, the founder of Black Star Inc.) where male homosexuality is punished with imprisonment up to…

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