This very special event will be held in London’s newest concert hall, Cadogan Hall, in the heart of Chelsea at 7.30 on 16th June 2011
The annual concert of renowned Kazakh pianist Eleonora Bekova and cellist Boris Andrianov is now up to celebrate Kazakhstan’s 20th Anniversary of Independence. The programme of the concert has been re-formed this year and one of our aims for the season is to perform a variety of classical music featuring great composers of universal appeal. Continue reading
Date and Time: 30th May 2011; 4:30pm ; 30 minutes talk, and 30 minutes Questions & Answer session
Location: Carnegie Lecture Theatre, Carnegie Building, CEPMLP, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
Guest lecturer: Bakhtiyor Mukhamadiev, US Embassy, Environmental and Scientific Affairs Specialist Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan, where he has worked since 2004. Continue reading
In the history of the ancient Silk Road, Bukhara was a major trading center for silk, spice and other products. This 15th century city is now the backdrop for our annual “Silk & Spice” Festival. This three-day event celebrates the city’s historical and cultural heritage, distinctive crafts, national ceremonies and traditions. Located in the historic atmosphere of Bukhara’s “old city,” among the mosques, trading domes and minarets, the Annual Silk & Spice Festival offers travelers the opportunity to discover the best of what Central Asia has to offer. Continue reading
The new U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, Pamela Spratlen, arrived in Bishkek on Sunday, May 22, 2011. She presented her credentials to Ruslan Kazakbaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic on May 23, 2011. Minister Kazakbaev congratulated the Ambassador on her appointment and wished her success in carrying out her diplomatic mission. The two sides also discussed bilateral relations and plans for Ambassador Spratlen’s tenure in the Kyrgyz Republic. Continue reading
Tajikistan is increasing state control over mining and trading of precious stones and metals in hopes of boosting the economy.
Parliament amended the Law on Precious Metals and Stones May 6 to give the state greater control over the country’s natural wealth and make it a priority in developing the economy.
TASHKENT – The Kabul-based band White City is touring Central Asia to promote peace through rock music.
The rockers, who are also humanitarian workers, have been playing in clubs, concert halls, theatres and sometimes even outdoors in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for the past month. Continue reading
Tchavdar Georgiev, Amanda Pope|Russia, U.S., Uzbekistan| 80 mins
UK Premiere + Panel Discussion featuring
Dr. Seth Graham, (UCL SEESS)
Dr. Alisher Ilkamov, (The Open Society Foundation/SOAS)
Dr. Aliya de Tiesenhausen, (Central Asian painting expert)
Dr. Sarah Wilson, (The Courtuald Institute)
The saga of a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression.
Ambassador Pamela Spratlen was nominated by President Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, and confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 2011. She was sworn in as United States Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic on April 15, 2011.
Organizer: Central Asian Craft Support Association’s Resource Center in Kyrgyzstan
Partners: JICA, City Administration
Participants: Craftsmen of Kyrgyzstan and Central Asian countries, Bishkek citizens
and guests of the capital
We welcome the decision of the Kyrgyz Government to allow the Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission (KIC) to conduct its work unhindered, and its willingness to accept responsibility for some of the issues identified in the KIC’s subsequent report. We understand that the Kyrgyz Government intend to establish a special commission for discharging the report’s recommendations. We believe this provides an opportunity for the Kyrgyz authorities to focus on the process of rehabilitation that is much needed in Kyrgyzstan, including in respect of the report’s recommendations on accountability and impunity. This can make an important contribution to a peaceful, stable, democratic and prosperous future for all the people of Kyrgyzstan. We will continue to monitor developments closely. We will also consider ways in which we can build on our existing support for Kyrgyzstan-including, for example, a recent commitment of £200,000 to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s community security initiative, which is designed to reduce inter-ethnic tensions by promoting respect for human rights and providing advice on community policing principles.