News from the Heart of Eurasia

KAZAKHSTAN

At Historic Crossroads

It is going to be exactly 30 years since the state entity called the USSR disappeared from the map of the world. What is interesting

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OCA#41

STEPPE PHILOSOPHY

The world of space of Armat Bektas is mostly linear, at the subconscious level he structures everything according to the principle of harmonizing reality of

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OCA#41

PAINTER FROM THE BIRTH

INTERVIEW: DARYA ZALESSKAYA OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work. Darya Zalesskaya: My name is Zalesskaya Daria and I

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OCA#40

FROM ZERO TO HERO

OR 12 GW OF RENEWABLE POWER CAPACITY IN LESS THAN 10 YEARS Can it be possible for a country to go from zero to climate

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ART

TRANSCENDENTAL ART

INTERVIEW WITH IGOR GUSHCHIN OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / workIgor Gushchin: The sphere in which I work is

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ART

MARGARITA YAGUDAEVA

EVERYTHING THAT IS IMAGINABLE – IS POSSIBLE OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activityMargarita Yagudaeva: I was born in Tashkent, the

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ART

TAINA KAUNIS

I ALWAYS WAS CREATIVE IN SOME WAY OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activityTatiana Kaunis: Historically I always was creative in

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OCA#38

THE ROAD TO GROWTH

Prior to 2020, Uzbekistan was one of the fastest growing travel destinations in the world, with the surge in visitors arriving beyond even the highest

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COVID-19

OCA #38 EDITORS WORD

Dear Reader, The global vaccination campaign is underway – it is the only realistic way out of the horrendous impact of the novel coronavirus that

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MOLDOVA

THE DIVINITY OF COGNAC

In Moldova the term Divin (distilled wine) is used to denote a local cognac made by the classical French production process (a method of double

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UZBEKISTAN

Attention! All Aboard

250km/h, speed of Uzbekistan’s finest train, the Afrosiyob The early morning sun shone definitively through the dust-covered, weathered window pane, as our train trundled through

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KAZAKHSTAN

Forging Ahead Despite the Headwinds

Interview: Erlan Idrissov Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United Kingdom AlthoughKazakhstan’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, H.E. Erlan Idrissov, came from a creative and academic

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TURKMENISTAN

AWARD-WINNING ASHGABAT

The fact that numerous erected buildings in Ashgabat city have become award-winning architectural competitions held at the international level, serves as clear evidence of the

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OCA PEOPLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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