The ultra-modern “Golden Eagle” train arrives at Tashkent railway station. The passengers alighting are foreign tourists from Australia, the UK, Norway and other countries – about 100 people in total – who are travelling from China to Moscow, via Central Asia. They are delighted with their “Silk Road Journey” program, a journey of many days which would once have been undertaken on horses or camels along a camel track, but which they can now experience in comfort on the modern railway express along the steel trunk railway of Central Asia. Continue reading
Friendly Steppes: A Silk Road Journey
After leaving university, Nick Rowan, decided to take some time off to travel the world. But quite where he was off to was a mystery, even to himself. He knew he wanted to travel, but didn’t just want to travel for travel’s sake, ending up on a beach in Thailand with a bunch of 18-year old bums who thought they knew everything. His quest for travel that was challenging, had a purpose and above all something that not many people had done, led him to consider travelling north to south from Alaska to Argentina and trying to cross every country of the African continent. Continue reading
Resource Center of the Central Asia Crafts Support Association in Kyrgyzstan(CACSARC-kg) and “Caravan” Shopping Center invite you to visit
Central Asian Crafts Fair
“Gifts for the Valentine’s Day”
which will be hold in Bishkek in the building of
“Caravan” Shopping Center
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Conveners: New Research on Central Asia and Caucasus (NRCAC) and The Eurasia Studies Society (TESS).
Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies, London. 18th February 2012.
The first graduate Eurasia research conference in February 2010 at SOAS (London) was attended by graduate students and academics from the UK and Europe. The event covered the following fields: culture, society, economics and natural resources. Upon this success we formed The Eurasian Studies Society (http://eurasiasociety.wordpress.com ) and plan to hold a series of annual conferences to enable students and scholars to share their research interests and networks. Continue reading
Between Heaven and Earth is a ground-breaking and timely exhibition which will bring to UK audiences a strong sense of the overlooked, yet exceptionally vibrant contemporary art that is being made in the former Soviet Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as in Afghanistan and Mongolia.
The persistent mythology of the Silk Road, as well as the ‘Great Game’ played out between the Continue reading
O’zbekiston Temir Yo’llari national railway company constructed the first kilometers of double track route section between Yangiyer in Sirdaryo region and Jizzakh. It will cut the course and increase the carrying capacity of the trains running from Tashkent to Samarqand and beyond. With the launch of the section in autumn 2011, the trains to Samarqand and further, from Yangiyer to Jizzakh will run the new, shorter path, and then continue their way along the existing railway. In the course of construction the first tunnel was built to ensure safe traffic at the intersection of these paths near Yangiyer. The new railway will be involved in organization of the first in Central Asia high-speed passenger traffic (up to 250 km/h) between Tashkent and Samarqand. By the way, simultaneously with the construction of a new section the national railway company is building fences and repairing the existing routes. It is necessary to ensure the safety of high-speed trains.
The last week’s Beauty & Health international exhibition demonstrated not only drugs based on old recipes, but also the options for using of traditional medicine in the modern pharmaceutical and food industries, as well as in cosmetics. Along with the Indian Shrey Nutraceuticals & Herbals Pvt. Ltd. and Sapphire Tashkent International, Vietnam’sDanhson, Pakistani Herbion, Israeli Agava and Russia’s Red Line companies this sphere was presented by a number of domestic producers. It should be noted that the majority of Uzbek companies are young and promising enterprises operating at the market just for a few years.
Healing Paradigms & Politics of Health in Central Asia, Columbia U, 4/8
The Culture, Religion, and Communications Unit of the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia at Columbia University Presents its First Annual Conference:
Healing Paradigms and the Politics of Health in Central Asia
Kellogg Center, Columbia University
420 West 118th Street, 15th floor
April 8, 2011
Over 160 companies from Central Asia, Russia, Ukraine, EU, USA, Canada, Australia, South America and China have confirmed participation in the forum. Over 400 delegates are expected to attend. View the list: http://minex-forms.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/asia/MINEX-CA-2011-participants.pdf