News from the Heart of Eurasia

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OCA PEOPLE: KHALIDA AKHMEDZHANOVA

OCA Magazine:  Tell us about yourself and your work/creativity Khalida Abdulkhakovna: My life was such that literature was my teacher. Our class teacher, Lidia Afanasyevna

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OCA PEOPLE: ILONA REEVES

OCA Magazine: Tell us about yourself and your activity / work Ilona Reeves: I am a musician, social activist, teacher and writer. Since my early

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OCA PEOPLE: CAROLINE WALTON

OCA Magazine: Tell us about yourself and your activity/work Caroline Walton: A Londoner born and bred, I am a Russian to English translator and editor.

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OCA PEOPLE: ZAURE TOREKHAN

OCA Magazine: Tell us about yourself and your creative activity Zaure Torekhan: My name is Zaure Torekhan, I am a writer and screenwriter, author of

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OCA PEOPLE: XANDRA SILANTYE

OCA Magazine: Tell us about yourself and your activity / work? Xandra Silantyeis : I’m a writer, composer, journalist, screenwriter, director, author of psi-projects: “Pregnant

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OCA PEOPLE: NATALIE BAYS

OCA Magazine: Tell us about yourself and your activity / work Natalie Bays: I am a cultural project manager based in the outskirts of East

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OCA PEOPLE: NADIA OLEFIR

OCA Magazine: Tell us about yourself and your creative work Nadia Olefir: My main profession is graphic designer. I live in the environment of fonts,

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OCA PEOPLE: ALISA ALTA

OCA Magazine: Tell us about yourself and your activity / work Alisa Alta: I started writing a book to recover from a hard day’s work.

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OCA PEOPLE: ELENA LOBOVA

OCA Magazine: Tell us about yourself and your creative activity Elena Lobova : My creative work started with drawings. I started drawing when I was

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OCA PEOPLE: LAURA HAMILTON

OCA Magazine: Tell us about yourself and your creative activity Laura Hamilton: As director of the prestigious Collins Gallery at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,

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OCA PEOPLE: MIKHAIL ANANOV

OCA Magazine: Tell us about yourself and your creative work. Mikhail Ananov: I’m a poet, a poetry translator, prose writer, playwright, literary critic, journalist, publicist,

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OCA PEOPLE: GUMER KARIMOV

OCA Magazine: What is “Eurasianism” for you? Gumer Karimov: This is everything for me: the philosophy of life, its meaning, my whole worldview. I am

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BELARUS

OCA PEOPLE: VLADIMIR TULINOV

At the age of 27, Vladimir began writing poetry and articles, many of which were published in newspapers and magazines. He graduated from two universities,and

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ISRAEL

OCA PEOPLE: VICTORIA LEVIN

COVER STORY   Victoria is a writer, poet born in the Chita region. Graduated from Moscow State Technical University. Bauman. Author of two novels and

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KYRGYZSTAN

OCA PEOPLE: SULTAN RAEV

INTERVIEW Sultan Akimovich is a writer, playwright. People’s Writer of the Kyrgyz Republic (2011). Laureate of the CIS Interstate Prize. He’s known as an acclaimed

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OCA PEOPLE: SHAHSANEM MURRAY

Shahsanem is a writer, film critic, translator, international business, tourism,. In 2001 she moved to Scotland, married. I work in Edinburgh. Writer and translator. I

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KYRGYZSTAN

OCA PEOPLE: SARIYA MAMEDOVA

Sariya Aga Mamad kyzy, graduated with honors from the institute, full-time postgraduate study. Since 1976, candidate of chemical sciences. Editor of the magazine “Society and

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OCA PEOPLE: NINA BELOMESTNOVA

Nina Belomestnova is a freelance journalist, historian (anthropologist), writer. Engaged in scientific and ethnic journalism. In journalism, holder of the titles “Journalist of Siberia”, 2016,

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MOLDOVA

OCA PEOPLE: MARINA PODLESNAIA

Marina Podlesnaya was born in Moldova. She’s a poet, writer, museographer of the House-Museum of A.S. Pushkin in Chisinau, member of the Administrative Council of

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OCA#35

International media forum

International media forum dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan and the election of our country as Vice-Chairman of the 75th

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OCA PEOPLE: LENAR SHAEKHOV

Lenar (Lenar Shaekhov), a Tatar poet, children’s writer, translator, publicist. Born on 4 October 1982 in the village of Taktalachuk of the Aktanyshsky District of

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OCA PEOPLE: LARISSA PRODAN

Larissa was born in Uzbekistan, her childhood and youth were spent in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. She graduated from university in Kazakhstan. After receiving

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OCA PEOPLE: JOHN FARNDON

John is an author, playwright, songwriter and poet, and chairman of the Eurasian Creative Guild. He is the author of over thousand books on many

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FRANCE

OCA PEOPLE: HAMID LARBI

Hamid Larbi is a journalist and poet, born in Algiers, currently lives at Montpellier. He is the author of various essays and poetry collections translated

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OCA PEOPLE: GARETH STAMP

Gareth is originally from the UK, with Welsh routes and heritage. He originally trained as a designer and then, over thirty years ago, he found

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KAZAKHSTAN

OCA PEOPLE: ELVIRA SVETLOVA

Elvira Svetlova was born in Russia. She graduated from Pedagogical University. After moving to Almaty, Elvira’s articles were published in many media sources. She also

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OCA PEOPLE: ELENA KORNEEVA

Elena graduated from Ryazan State Pedagogical University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Geography. Elena took part in research expeditions, scientific conferences, won several competitions of

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OCA PEOPLE: MICHAEL DANIEL SAGATIS

Michael Daniel is a British independent researcher, composer and filmmaker with Baltic & Slavic roots. He created an intergenerational memory project “Józefa’s Letters” that’s been

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OCA PEOPLE: GULNARA KAPANOVA

Gulnara is a stage movement researcher, professional ballerina – leading soloist of the Kazakhstan Opera House, master of arts (choreography), certified specialist in functional anatomy.

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OCA PEOPLE: NURYM TAIBEK

Nurym is a mathematician, business manager, ideologue of general prosperity (through natural market / ‘Islamic’ economic system), scholar of philosophy of religion, theologian, author of

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OCA PEOPLE: Emil Guzairov

Emil Guzairov was born in Russia. He’s engaged in graphics, painting, architecture, graphic design, and book engineering. He designs interiors and private houses. He also

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OCA PEOPLE: STEPHEN M. BLAND

Stephen M. Bland is a freelance journalist, award-winning author, researcher and editor specialising in post-Soviet territories. His book on Central Asia was released in 2016,

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KAZAKHSTAN

OCA PEOPLE: ELENA BEZRUKOVA

Business coach and owner of the “Elena Bezrukova Center” aimed at training and consulting,she is also practicing psychology. Her work experience over 26 years. More

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ECG

OCA PEOPLE: ANASTASIA FOX

  Founder of CIC ” Communities Art of Life” Humanitarian, NLP Master practitioner certificate Coach, Public speaker, Well-being Mentor / Coach, Performed in NHS High-security

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CULTURE

MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS

The Tariverdiev International Organ Competition is one of the world’s largest organ contests. For organists, it has the same significance in Russia as the Tchaikovsky

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ART

ART UNITES

www.ocamagazine.com #35 summer 2020 text and photos by Pavel Podzorov pavelspne@tut.by The modern world is complex and diverse, it is full of opposing trends. Never

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CULTURE

ArtMedia Tour: We are Together

A project organised by the international team of the ‘ArtMedia’ online magazine, and the ‘Moskovskiy Komsomolets’ newspaper, held an event to promote Crimea abroad. The

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ARMENIA

ARARAT DREAMS

Every time I have approached the Mountain: from our side, so majestic and eternally snowy, surrounded by fertile lands; from that alienated side, so desperately

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ECG

My new inspiration

Neo. Johnny Mnemonic. Ted. John Wick. Do these names ring a bell? All these characters were portrayed by one man, wonderful, spectacular man, Keanu Reeves.

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KAZAKHSTAN

A meeting with Kazakhstan

I used to dream of visiting Central Asia. For 12 years, first while studying in Russia, and then working in jobs connected with the Russian-speaking

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