New Book Seeks to Help Fight Against Coming World Hunger…and Help Solve Other Critical Issues

New Book Seeks to Help Fight Against Coming World Hunger…and Help Solve Other Critical Issues Together with the editors of Hertfordshire Press (Great Britain), the rector of KazNARU, Tlektes Yespolov, has published a new book, “The Kazakh Model for a research University”, dedicated to the research of the university. This invaluable experience can help the […]

A Master Comic Visits Schuchinsk

A Master Comic Visits Schuchinsk For the first time, school children and students of the Burabay district had the opportunity to take part in master classes on the creation of comic books from Daniel Akhmed – the young author of British publishing house, Hertfordshire Press. Daniel, the young author of “The Final” graphic novel, made […]

The Independent Eurasian Film Festival Celebrates its Fourth Anniversary

The Independent Eurasian Film Festival Celebrates its Fourth Anniversary  On May 19-25 in the heart of London (Romford) the IV ECG Film Festival, together with the Romford Film Festival, was held including the presentation of more than 10 Eurasian countries. The festival was organised by the British non-profit organization, the Eurasian Creative Guild (London), with […]

Greening Cities Through Green Campuses

Greening Cities Through Green Campuses Over the past few years, the themes of sustainable development and the challenges related to climate change are rapidly moving from the pages of academic journals and academic conferences to the front pages of popular newspapers, TV talk shows, and social media. Even everyday discussions of ordinary citizens often go […]

M@RCH CONTACT INTERNATIONAL FORUM

M@RCH CONTACT INTERNATIONAL FORUM The International Youth Theatre Forum “M@rch.Contact” dates back to 2006. The city of Mogilev of the Republic of Belarus plays host each year. To date, the Forum is one of the most anticipated cultural events in Belarus in the theatrical arena. In its fifteen-year history, the Forum has gathered participants from […]

A ‘Stan’ No More? – Should Kazakhstan Change its Name?

A ‘Stan’ No More? – Should Kazakhstan Change its Name? In recent months, in a bid to rebrand and distance itself from its often turbulent neighbours, the perennial question of whether Kazakhstan should change its name has raised its head once more. First mooted by Nursultan Nazarbayev back in February 2014, the former president argued […]

The Shakespeare of the Turkic World

130th anniversary of the outstanding Azerbaijani dramatist, Huseyn Javid “Damn all life, all the Universe,  if all the glorious world wars,  bloody battles won’t generate love in the end, universal love” Huseyn Javid, Extract from the play “Amir Timur” Biography The outstanding poet and playwright, Huseyn Javid, was born in 1882 in the ancient Azerbaijani […]

 Sharaf Rashidov – Man and Politician

 Sharaf Rashidov – Man and Politician Celebrating the 105th anniversary of his birth In the autumn of 2022 the 105th anniversary of the birth of Sharaf Rashidovich Rashidov will be celebrated. A famous statesman of Uzbekistan and the Soviet Union, he made a huge personal contribution to the economic and social development of Uzbekistan between […]

Iran on the Horizon: Future Prospects for Central Asian Rapprochement

Iran on the Horizon: Future Prospects for Central Asian Rapprochement In recent years, China has propelled itself to the position of Central Asia’s leading external partner – in the process, investing previously unthinkable sums of money in the region and expanding its political and economic influence. However, Iran, whilst currently unable to compete with China […]

The Business Ombudsman of Kyrgyzstan: 

2 Years Protecting the Business Environment It is now nearly three years since I resigned as a UK diplomat and subsequently took up the challenge of becoming the first Business Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic, a project funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and a partnership with the government and business.  While […]

TURNING THE TANK AROUND

HOW BRITAIN BECAME THE JURISDICTION OF CHOICE FOR DIRTY MONEY AN INTERVIEW WITH DAME MARGARET HODGE  A long-serving politician for the British Labour Party and holder of many ministerial positions during her distinguished career, on February 3rd Dame Margaret Hodge caused a stir in the House of Commons by calling on the government to sanction […]

Central Asian Economies Face Difficult Times in 2022

Central Asian Economies Face Difficult Times in 2022  The full-scale military invasion of Ukraine by the Russian armed forces and the subsequent series of unprecedented sanctions adopted by Western countries against Russia have led to significant economic consequences not only for the culpable but also for the whole world, especially the former Soviet republics.  Among […]

NEW UZBEKISTAN SEEKS CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS

NEW UZBEKISTAN SEEKS CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS     On May 20, 2022 the Constitutional Commission was established to develop proposals for constitutional amendments as part of a “New Uzbekistan” image refit. This Constitutional Commission is comprised of deputies and senators from all regions, representatives from various social strata, civil society institutions, leading lawyers, political scientists, and other […]

Tirana: European Capital of Youth 2022 aims to empower the future of Albania

Tirana: European Capital of Youth 2022 aims to empower the future of Albania. The European Youth Capital is awarded by the European Youth Forum, which aims to empower young people, boost their participation and strengthen European identity.  To find out more about Albania’s role as host of European Capital 2022, and how to inspire the […]

EVERY NEW DAY IS A NEW OPPORTUNITY

EVERY NEW DAY IS A NEW OPPORTUNITY INTERVIEW: SURIYA YESSENTAYEVA OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Suriya Yessentayeva: I am 57 years old with 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters who I love very much. I am also an oncologist, a chemotherapist. I have been working in this field […]

“POETRY IS MY UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE”

“POETRY IS MY UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE” INTERVIEW: MARINA SHKROBOVA-VERNALIS OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Marina Shkrobova-Vernalis: My name is Marina Shkrobova-Vernalis. I`m a poet, artist, actress, by first education-teacher, candidate of pedagogical sciences, holder of the gold badge “Knight of Humane Pedagogy”, by second education – diplomat, graduate […]

MY WHOLE FAMILY ARE CREATIVE PEOPLE

MY WHOLE FAMILY ARE CREATIVE PEOPLE INTERVIEW: ANASTASIA SHEVCHENKO OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Anastasia Shevchenko: I was born and grew up in a small closed city of Novouralsk. My whole family are creative people, so at an early age I realized that my life would be […]

“I WAS NOT INTERESTED IN ANYTHING BUT MOVIES..”

“I WAS NOT INTERESTED IN ANYTHING BUT MOVIES..” INTERVIEW: MAXUD SARSEMBAYEV  OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Maxud Sarsembayev: My name is Maxud Sarsembayev. I am a director, screenwriter, video editor and photographer. I’ve been writing scripts with my co-writer and co-director Mansur Sarsembayev, for six years. The […]

THE GOAL IS SELF-REALIZATION

THE GOAL IS SELF-REALIZATION INTERVIEW: MANSUR SARSEMBAYEV  OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work MS: I am Mansur Sarsembayev, a big fan of cinematography and everything related to it. I started my screenwriting career together with my co-writer Maxud Sarsembayev back in 2016. Since then, we’ve written over 20 […]

 LISTEN ONLY TO YOUR INNER WORLD

 LISTEN ONLY TO YOUR INNER WORLD INTERVIEW:  AIGUL RYSKULBEKOVA OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Aigul Ryskulbekova: Once, when I was studying at school, my friend asked me to make a birthday card for him, and from that moment I started to write my poetry, songs, fairy tales […]

LOVE WILL ALWAYS PAVE THE WAY TO A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE!

LOVE WILL ALWAYS PAVE THE WAY TO A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE! INTERVIEW: NATALYA ROVENSKAYA  OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Natalya Rovenskaya: I moved to Bulgaria from my birthplace in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, five years ago and live in Balchik with my Bulgarian partner Yan. I graduated from Tashkent Conservatory […]

AT ANY AGE, YOU CAN START TO REVEAL YOURSELF

AT ANY AGE, YOU CAN START TO REVEAL YOURSELF INTERVIEW: GALINA PRIMORSKAYA OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Galina Primorskaya: I am Primorskaya Galina (@galinaprimorskaya) I was born in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. My parents are simple. but talented people. Mom, Olga Akimovna, a professional cutter and seamstress, […]

MY MOTIVATION IS MY FAMILY

MY MOTIVATION IS MY FAMILY INTERVIEW: DILOROM NISHANOVA OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Dilorom Nishanova: My name is Dilorom,  I live and work in Washington DC. I write about real life of people and drama. The genre of my books composes of true and fictional characters through […]

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE ON EARTH?

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE ON EARTH? INTERVIEW: MARIA MUCHINSKAYA OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Maria Muchinskaya: I live in Minsk, Belarus. I was born in 1953 in the Dubina village, Belarus. Have two higher educations: mathematics-programmer and economics. Currently a pensioner, I study at the school-studio of […]

 BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN SPECIALNESS

 BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN SPECIALNESS INTERVIEW: NATALIA LOSKUTOVA OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Natalia Loskutova: I started to write poems 4 years ago. It was a real necessity for expression my feelings on paper. My literary works found a broad response among readers. My compositions are published […]

EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE TO “COME ON BOARD”

EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE TO “COME ON BOARD” INTERVIEW: DINARA KUSHBAEVA OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Dinara Kushbaeva: Like many others, I had an ordinary, but full of bright colours life with its ups and downs. In the routine of affairs, I did not betray much importance […]

 EVERY PERSON IS IMPORTANT AND NEEDED

 EVERY PERSON IS IMPORTANT AND NEEDED INTERVIEW: MIKHAIL KUNITSKY  OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Mikhail Kunitsky: I am a children’s writer, living and creating in Belarus. I am the finalist of the competition “Poet of the Year 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020” in the nomination “Children’s Literature” in […]

 ANXIETY FOR KNOWLEDGE

ANXIETY FOR KNOWLEDGE INTERVIEW: PAVEL KOSSOVICH OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work.   Pavel Kossovich: Over the years, I used to work as a scientist. I am a biologist-geneticist. Nowadays I am engaged in research work at the nexus of history, geography and cultural studies of Central Asia and […]

ALWAYS REMAIN YOURSELVES!

INTERVIEW: ALEXANDER KAZARNOVSKY OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Alexander Kazarnovsky: I was born in Moscow in 1951. Graduated from the Moscow Teachers’ College in 1973. In 1993 immigrated to Israel. Since my childhood I have been writing verses. Living in Russia I translated British, American, and German […]

HAPPINESS IS A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY

HAPPINESS IS A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY INTERVIEW: 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 from Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan. My nationality is Tatar. Fifty years ago, at twenty-two years I left my homeland to continue […]

ALL OF YOUR VICTORIES ARE AHEAD

“ALL OF YOUR VICTORIES ARE AHEAD” INTERVIEW: NARGISA KARASARTOVA OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work. Nargisa Karasartova: My full name is Karasartova Nargisa Omurbekovna. I was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on August 29, in 1978.  My literary debut took place in 2007, when my poems were published in […]

IN ORDER TO LIVE WELL, YOU NEED TO WORK HARD

“IN ORDER TO LIVE WELL, YOU NEED TO WORK HARD” INTERVIEW: NIKOLAJ IVLEEV        OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work.  Nikolaj Ivleev: I was ashamed of our miserable existence in the USSR, the richest country in the world, unable to feed itself, which had 2/3 of the planet’s […]

DON’T BE IN A HURRY TO SUCCEED

DON’T BE IN A HURRY TO SUCCEED INTERVIEW: 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, from 1988 until its closure in 2013, I originated exhibitions and events related to contemporary Fine and Applied Art by […]

KNOW THE CULTURE OF THE SOCIETY THAT YOU LIVING AND WORKING WITH

“KNOW THE CULTURE OF THE SOCIETY THAT YOU LIVING AND WORKING WITH” INTERVIEW: BRUCE GASTON OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Bruce Gaston: I am primarily a businessman and not as involved in the arts as I used to be.  However, I still write articles for publication every […]

MY BOOKS HELP CHILDREN SEE THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

“MY BOOKS HELP CHILDREN SEE THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN” INTERVIEW: GRIGORE GACIKEVICI OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Grigore Gacikevici: I am 49 years old, I write poetry for children in Russian, English and Romanian. I began my public literary activity a year ago, […]

NEW BEGINNINGS

NEW BEGINNINGS INTERVIEW: INNA CHAYKA OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Inna Chayka: All my creativity was awakened when I turned 50, moved to Florence, sent my son off to university and was left by my partner for another woman. I guess these things gave me a sense […]

I CAN DO IT

“I CAN DO IT” INTERVIEW: VLADISLAVA BAIMAGANBETOVA  OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Vladislava Baimaganbetova: I am a married feminist, have a daughter, and waiting for a second child. At the moment, my main job is business coaching in the HoReCa industry. I love the restaurant business, the […]

I FINALLY FOUND AND DEFINED MY OWN STYLE..

“I FINALLY FOUND AND DEFINED MY OWN STYLE..” INTERVIEW: SERGEY BABYAKOV OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work Sergey Babyakov: I am Sergey Babyakov, an inclusive artist. Was born in 1978 in Taldykorga city. I have been painting for over 20 years. I began to comprehend the basics of […]

LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE

LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE INTERVIEW: 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, theorist, sonetologist and I am also engaged in mathematical modeling in the field of poetic art. I’m a member of several creative […]

II International Poetry and Art “Voices of Friends” Festival and the First Burabay International Short Film Festival were held in Kazakhstan.

From May 6 to10, 2022, the Second International “Voices of Friends: Poetry & Art” Festival was held in the resort area of the Burabay National Park (Kazakhstan). The festival is organized by the British non-profit organization Eurasian Creative Guild (London) with the support of the Rixos Borovoe Hotel, Akim of the Akmola region, Akim of […]

Success at the Tenth Open Eurasia Literary Festival & Book Forum 

Success at the Tenth Open Eurasia Literary Festival & Book Forum  From 15 – 19 December 2021, the international Open Eurasian Literary Festival & Book Forum (OEBF) was held in Uzbekistan for the first time, bringing together participants from 15 countries at venues of Tashkent and Samarkand.  The Open Eurasian Literature Festival & Book Forum […]

Burabay’s Environmental Problems

Burabay’s Environmental Problems At the end of the nineteenth century, the economic development of Burabay and the increase of its population inevitably led to unlimited exploitation of its natural resources. Excessive deforestation led to the formation of wastelands, which were used by pastoralists for grazing. These cattle were then supplied to the local cannery, which […]

THE ‘SILK ROAD’ BETWEEN JAPAN AND UZBEKISTAN

THE ‘SILK ROAD’ BETWEEN JAPAN AND UZBEKISTAN  One of the highlights of Tashkent’s rich array of historical and art museums is the Ikuo Hirayama International Caravanserai of Culture. The exterior alone is remarkable, with its two looming buildings surrounded by a garden of cypress trees. However, going inside the building and learning about the life […]

The Alphabet Shift in Kazakh Language

The Alphabet Shift in Kazakh Language Over years of research and work in Kazakhstan, I have seen many Latin representations of the Kazakh alphabet. Some were pockmarked with apostrophes – others riddled with diacritics. Others still imposed Latin letters incorrectly on the Russian language, creating the following image (from the mobile application of www.soyle.kz, a […]

Lessons of the Hot Days of ‘Kazakh Winter’ for Central Asian Integration

Lessons of the Hot Days of ‘Kazakh Winter’ for Central Asian Integration Disturbances in first half of January 2022 caused by popular unrest in Kazakhstan can be remembered as the ‘Kazakh winter’ – events which shocked the very foundation of the political system of this state. They revealed a deeply rooted vicious regime of diarchy […]

Chernobyl Fallout: Recovering the Lands of Belarus 

Chernobyl Fallout: Recovering the Lands of Belarus  Following the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, most of the radioactive emissions settled in the thirty-kilometre zone around the nuclear power plant itself. The population from this region were resettled, and the Polessky radiation-ecological reserve was created on the territory. About 70% of the radioactive fallout fell on […]

Uzbekistan Pledges Economic Development as a Priority

After broad public discussions, Uzbekistan has adopted its five-year Development Strategy for 2022-2026. It consists of seven priority directions and one hundred goals Uzbekistan is willing to achieve within five years. This strategic document will serve Uzbekistan as a baseline for further reforms in all spheres. The Strategy foresees the implementation of various measures that […]

Central Asian Spring Festival

This years Central Asian Spring Festival will take place on Sunday, 20th of March, from 12:00 to 16:00, at UCL Main Campus! Nowruz is a Central Asian spring celebration, marking the beginning of a new year in the Persian calendar. Many countries, such as, and many more, celebrate this colourful and vibrant festival! So we […]

I Can Fly

Oksana Zhukova is a multi-talented, multi-award-winning creative person who cannot but fail to impress you when you meet her. She is General Director of the ArtMedia production centre, a leading journalist, prose writer and public figure. She is a member of the ECG Advisory Council, academician of MARLI, winner of the ECG Film Festival in […]

“101 zážitkov z Kazachstanu”,a new book about Kazakhstan in Slovak

Hertfordshire Press, a leading British publishing house, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Slovak Republic and the national company Kazakh Tourism, published one of the first books about Kazakhstan in the Slovak language called “101 zážitkov z Kazachstanu” (101 experiences from Kazakhstan). “101 zážitkov z Kazachstanu” is a vivid […]

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 distillation of wine in Charentais pot-stills) with obligatory ageing in oak barrels. Since the term cognac is copyrighted by the French, no other nation has a legal right to call […]

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 a landscape of hillside foliage. We were on a journey from Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent towards the great Silk Road city of Kokand, now the perfect introduction to the Fergana Valley […]

Georgia: Looking Towards the West

Georgia is a land of contradictions, of plenty and of poverty, looking to propel itself into the future by delving into the past. Lingering spectres of the Soviet-era continue to clash against the pressures of modernity as this unique place attempts to shape its identity in the 21st century. As the birthplace of Stalin, an […]

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 background (his father was a renowned Kazakh journalist, writer, and academic), he chose a very different career path. His father instilled in him the belief in the power of words, […]

Rapid Executive Development Strategy Required to Fuel Azerbaijan’s Transition Away from Oil & Gas

According to The Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the non-oil sector in Azerbaijan accounted for 36.84 % of GDP in 2019. The traditional reliance on oil and gas has triggered the government to invest heavily in non-oil sectors, including transportation & logistics, tourism and agriculture. In the meantime, priorities and tasks were set […]

Meeting of two twins cities: Stevenage and Shymkent Online book presentation “City Blooming for 2200 Years”

This year marks 30 years since the establishment of twinning relations between the cities of Shymkent and Stevenage. As part of the strengthening of educational and cultural relationships, as well as the development of bilateral cooperation between cities, at the initiative of the publishing house “Hertfordshire Press” the book  “City Blooming for 2200 Years” was […]

Student from Rugby illustrates a graphic novel based on an Azerbajanian award-winning writer’s story devoted to children with Autism

A young artist working in partnership with the publishing-house, Hertfordshire Press (UK), has published the “Elish and the Wicker Tale” comic book, intended to support children with autism.ISBN: 978-1-913356-19-4 What unites people from all over the world in spite of the nationality, religion and the language? The fact that we all were children and weall […]

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 huge progress achieved in the development of the Turkmen capital. From far away you can see a monument in honour of the famous “Yanardag” horse and next to it is […]

Victory Day. 75 years of memories

War. How do you feel about it? The Second World War is still one of the darkest pages of human history. There remain a lot of secrets, rumours, mistakes and past grievances driving international discussions about who won the war. It wouldn’t be wise to say that there were no political ambitions and economic reasons […]

Sardobinsky Dam Breach – A Loud Wake-Up Call

The catastrophic breach of the dam earlier this year provides the perfect opportunity for the Uzbek government to learn from and improve its energy policy towards a sustainable future that goes hand in hand with economic reforms in the country. By Iain Watt, IGI Solutions, regional expert in water security Early in the morning of […]

Silk Road Revisited : Review Material

You can now order your copy today for £35!  Suite 125, 43 Bedford Street, Covent Garden London WC2E 9HA United Kingdom www.hertfordshirepress.com  Phone: + 44 (0) 7738615720  E-Mail: publisher@ocamagazine.com The Silk Road Revisited The Silk Road Revisited is an enticing new book that invites the reader to take an exceptional cultural and historical journey throughout Europe, Persia, Central Asia and China along one […]

A Focus on Agricultural Research Development Interview: Yespolov Tlektes

Yespolov Tlektes is the Vice President and Academic at the National Academy of Sciences in the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is also the Chairman of the Board-Rector of the Kazakh National Agrarian Research University. He is also an academic of the Russian Agricultural Academy, the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine. His scientific work […]

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 Vorobyova, was a teacher of Russian language and literature. She managed to develop in me a love of fiction. I was very fond of writing essays, and on any topic. […]

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 childhood, I have loved and have been very much attached to the world of literature, but life brought me into the field of music. I graduated from the Belorussian Academy […]

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. Translation is more than just knowing two languages – the translator has to be able to write well in their own language. I am also an author of books on […]

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 youth books and writing courses from Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan. My career began in 2014, when I wrote my debut fantasy “Amina Turan in the Nomad World”. In the same year, […]

OCA PEOPLE: YELENA ASLANYAN

OCA Magazine: Tell us about yourself and your activity / work  Yelena Aslanyan: Born in 1961, father was an engineer, mother is a doctor, by the way, my mother still works as a doctor in a clinic, she was recently awarded an honorary diploma. I live in Yerevan, married, have an adult son and a […]