News from the Heart of Eurasia

OCA#51

CREATE A HYPER-LOCAL WORLD

CREATE A HYPER-LOCAL WORLD by Natalie Bays, Founder of the NO Collective I was born into the first generation to fully immerse themselves into the

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CENTRAL ASIA

JUST LEGENDARY

JUST LEGENDARY Surprisingly there are quite a few links between British Legends and Central Asia. Quite a few of these links are already known, but

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OCA#51

TRAVELLING NOTES

TRAVELLING NOTES Many famous explorers began their journeys after reading books. The travel notes of merchants, seafarers, warriors, and minstrels are helping us reconstruct the

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EDUCATION

PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW UZBEKISTAN

PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW UZBEKISTAN The British Council has been supporting systemic education reform and cultural relations between Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom for the

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KAZAKHSTAN

THE ROAD TO BOROVOE

THE ROAD TO BOROVOE For people that live in the beginning of the third millennium, it’s hard to believe that a hundred years ago trips

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KAZAKHSTAN

The Kazakh Spring

The Kazakh Spring. As I am being driven along the highway from Almaty towards Taldykorgan, the billboard posters have been changed from the usual images

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OCA #47

Editor Word

Happy New Year! Black swan events are supposed to be unexpected, of large magnitude and consequence, and very rare. Perhaps once a decade or once

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KAZAKHSTAN

Economic developments in Kazakhstan

As the world’s economic woes are broadcast across the media and governments and, financial institutions battle the potential recessions some developing nations are seemingly faring

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CENTRAL ASIA

Freedom of belief

At present, representatives of 130 ethnic groups and 18 religious denominations live in Kazakhstan, among them – Muslims, Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Buddhists. Throughout the

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TURKMENISTAN

A Turkmen Tour of Fashion

A Turkmen Tour of Fashion Simplicity without combinations Turkmen dress is simple and of the same type.  Tunics worn next to the skin, wide trousers,

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