This summer season Czech Airlines will start operating a new flight to Central Asia – Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The new flights to Tashkent will occur twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays. The routes are expected to open in June. The Czech air carrier declared it saw a great potential in Central Asian region. This route was announced after its previous operating destination, Almaty, in Kazakhstan, proved itself successful.
On June 8, 2009 Uzbek Railways launched a new passenger route linking the Uzbek capital – Tashkent with Kyrgyzstan’s Balykchi town (previously known as Rybachye), near Lake Issyk-Kul. The train will depart to Rybachye each Monday, following the route Tashkent-Balykchi-Tashkent. It will leave Tashkent at 2.52 PM on Monday Continue reading
The seventh International Music Festival “Sharq Taronalari” will take place from 25 to 30 August, 2009 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Held under the patronage of UNESCO since 1997, the festival has been attracting numbers of world class musicians from numerous countries. Although the event initially drew the attention of participants from Eastern countries, “Sharq Taronalari” has been seeing contestants from Europe and even Africa within last few years. Continue reading
The School of Oriental and African Studies organises an exhibition on craftswomen and their textiles in the Brunei Gallery, London from 9 July to 19 September 2009. Announced as “Kazakh Craftswomen of Mongolia’s Rich Cradle”, the exhibition will show the lives of Kazakh craftswomen who live in the Altai mountains in western Mongolia. Visitors will see samples of traditional Kazakh textiles, as well as photographic and video images of Bayan-Olgii, (meaning “Rich Cradle” in Mongolian) the far-western province in Mongolia. Continue reading
A three year project of the EU to develop library services in Armenia, Georgia and Uzbekistan, will be implemented by a team of library professionals, under the leadership of the Technical Manager of Middlesex University Library Services, Mr. Alan Hopkinson. The EU grant amounts to EUR 617,787, and aims at improving staff skills in libraries of the respective countries. Continue reading
The Nukus Musem, or the Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art in Nukus, Uzbekistan, is also known as the Savitsky Museum. It owes its name to the presence of the second largest collection of the Russian avant-garde in the world, which is represented by the work of Igor Savitsky, a prominent Russian artist. Continue reading
Behzod Abduraimov, a student of the Park University International Centre for Music, was announced as the winner of the London International Piano Competition that took place in London from April 18 to April 28, 2009. Continue reading
On May 27, 2009 HRH Prince Michael of Kent arrived in Uzbekistan in light of improving educational exchange opportunities between the UK and Uzbekistan. On his first day HRH visited the Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) where he met academic staff and students. Continue reading