2020: The Year to Visit Tajikistan

My trip to Tajikistan in the summer of 2019 was one of my most memorable adventures ever. I’ve been travelling full-time for the past 9 years and seen some stunning destinations, but not many countries have touched me like this little Central Asian country did. What exactly makes Tajikistan so special? 93% of the country is covered in mountains, […]

CULTURAL CROSSROADS: TWO WOMEN’S JOURNEY ALONG THE PAMIR HIGHWAY.

In July & August 2018, two British women Catherine & Hannah, undertook the 2500km drive, unaided, along the Pamir Highway, famously the 2nd highest road on Earth, reaching altitudes of 4500m and coursing through the heart of Central Asia. Their mission: to reach, live with and film the women living along it. During their time […]

Tajikistan: Female Faces of Violent Extremism

Participation of women in jihadism is an intriguing subject. Here, ideology and emotions, rejection and expectation are intertwined, and personal circumstances and spiritual motives are often mingled together. Yet, a recent upward trend has been noticeable. In Tajikistan, women constitute some 20 percent of those who travelled to the Middle East to join Salafi jihadi […]

Tajikistan and the United States of America: Gardening a Tree of Friendship

A message from H.E. Mr. Farhod SALIM, Ambassador of Tajikistan to the United States of America The Republic of Tajikistan and the United States of America celebrated the 25th anniversary of their bilateral relationship in 2016. The United States was among the first countries to recognize the independence of Tajikistan in 1991. Since the establishment […]

Tajikistan and the United States of America: Gardening a Tree of Friendship

A message from H.E. Mr. Farhod SALIM, Ambassador of Tajikistan to the United States of America The Republic of Tajikistan and the United States of America celebrated 25th anniversary of bilateral relationship in 2016. The United States was among the first countries to recognize the independence of Tajikistan in 1991. Since the establishment of bilateral […]

No Art is too small. Interview with minaturist painter Olim Kamalov

Olim Kalimov is one of the few miniaturist painters in Tajikistan. Demonstrating his own specific comprehension of Persian miniature classical art, Kamalov’s works encapsulate his knowledge of tradition, as seen in his use of colour and his fine brushwork. The inimitable beauty of the miniature comes from the refined lines, the brilliance and genteless of […]

TAJIKISTAN: CASA-1000 PROJECT OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

OCA #22 SUMMER 2016 WWW.OCAMAGAZINE.COM The launching ceremony of the Central Asia-South Asia transmission line CASA-1000 project was held on May 12th in the city of Tursunzoda in the Republic of Tajikistan with the participation of the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the Chief […]

Water For Life: Outcomes of the International Water Conference held in Tajikistan

On June 25th the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in London conducted a round table discussion devoted to outcomes of the High-Level International Conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, which was held in Dushanbe from June 9th to 11th. The round table was attended by the representatives […]