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 […]

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 […]