There has never been a better time to explore new areas and forge new rela-tionships than today, in the globalized world. The region of Central Eurasia will undoubtedly play a great role in the upcoming years. Still, the region re-mains one of the least explored parts of the world.
– Nick Rowan, Editor-in-Chief
OCA is a quarterly magazine, published in the London since 2009 by the Eurasian Creative Guild/ SRM Group, which connects and highlights the links between East and West. It promotes the cul-tures, politics, events and commu-nities of both regions and opens a discussion and exchange of ideas between them to develop both business co-operation and tourist and cultural relations.
The magazine is for everyone in-terested in the region and the na-tives from Central Eurasia who live in Europe. It is thought-provoking for both international and Eurasian business communities and features a series of interviews with important figures from the world of politics and culture.
The hard copy of the magazine is currently distributed mainly but not limited to, 8 countries (UK, Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Ka-zakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan) among over 1000 business companies and has over 2000 paid international sub-scribers. Total readership exceeds 50 000 readers (including online). The magazine is also available at selected Universities, Embassies, Air companies and other organizations related to Central Eurasia in Russia, Central Asian countries, UK and USA.
OCA magazine is also connected with the Open Central Asia Art Fes-tival and annual Open Eurasian Book Forum and Literature Festival (OEBF).
Diplomats of the CIS countries and their British colleagues, as well as the British Parliament members and their counterparts from the CIS are frequent guests on the pages of the magazine. For example, the previous editions of the magazine featured the first President of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev, the current Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Aslov, Lady Barbara Judge, Director of the EBRD office in Tokyo Masaru Honma, produc-er and former Culture Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, and Mikhail Shvydkoy, Russian spe-cial envoy for international cultural co-operation.
Formerly known as Open Central Asia, the rebranded magazine has such projects, as OCA: Eurasia, OCA: Silk Road, OCA: Science and others.