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Culture & Living


The city of Petropavlovsk (Northern Kazakhstan) has for the first time hosted the festival of koumiss “Kymyzfest,” as reported by local mass media. The organizer of this event was the public youth association “Kyzylzhar Zhastary.” According to its chairman, Yerlik Mukhamedzhanov, the goal of the event is to present the rich culture of the region in order to attract tourists. The symbol of “Kymyzfest” was a horse; an equestrian carnival parade took place within the framework of the festival.



The capital of Turkmenistan is hosting the Culture Week 2017, which is timed to coincide with the Day of the Workers of Culture and Art. This event was held for the first time in 2013, in the territory of the National Tourist Zone “Avaza.” Then it was gradually introduced in other regions of the country, presenting all the diversity of the historical and cultural heritage of the regions.


On June 9, the capital of Kazakhstan witnessed the solemn opening ceremony of the international exhibition EXPO 2017. The event was participated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Russian President Vladimir Putin, leaders of the SCO member states and several other states, government representatives and heads of international organizations. The opening ceremony took place simultaneously at several venues.


On June 6, Tashkent, hosted a poetic event dedicated to the anniversary of the birth of the great Russian poet A.S. Pushkin, as well as the Day of the Russian Language. It was participated by representatives of the creative community and national cultural centers of the capital of Uzbekistan, teachers of the Russian language and students. The chairman of the Union of Writers of Uzbekistan, Muhammad Ali, opened the event. He said in his speech, “The brilliant Russian poet is known and loved in Uzbekistan.


At present, a large-scale check of amusement parks located in the territory of Kyrgyzstan is underway. It was started in mid-May, after a carousel collapsed in the city of Osh. As a result of the national inspection, the work of two amusement parks was suspended in Bishkek on June 2. In accordance with the instruction of the State Ecological Inspectorate, the metropolitan parks “Ata Türk” and “Asanbay” have ceased the activities of their amusement rides.


President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the program of measures aimed at further development and improvement of the sphere of culture and art in Uzbekistan in the period 2017-2021. This document is a continuation of the reform of these areas that was launched on the initiative of the president in mid-February 2017. Then, a presidential decree established the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan, and closed a number of large organizations that had been supporting theaters, museums and other cultural establishments.



The company “Heerim Architects” (South Korea) will develop a project for the construction of a multi-functional ice complex “Humo Arena” in Tashkent. According to the plans, this sports facility will become the first such complex in Uzbekistan. It will be put into operation as early as 2018. “Enter Engineering Pte. Ltd” (Singapore) will carry out the construction works. The customer is the company “Wind Rose” from Uzbekistan. The project will be financed at the expense of its own funds.



In Uzbekistan, plans are afoot to implement a unique project for reconstruction and restoration of buildings that are part of the historical complex “Nurillaboi” located in the city of Khiva. The resolution on the main parameters of this project was recently approved by the government of the republic. According to experts, its primary purpose is the further development of the tourist, historical and architectural potential of Khiva.


On May 29, 2017, the unique annual Children's Fashion Festival “Bolazhonlar-Shirintoylar” will open at the Tashkent Youth Creativity Palace. The event will last until June 1 inclusive. This festival has long been the main show of children's clothes in the republic. This year's program includes a number of events, such as the Fashion Industry Show of young designers, #beyoung for baby, and the Gala Fashion Show. According to the organizers of the festival, this unique project has no analogues in the world.


The 15th Festival of national dishes and cultural traditions has been held in Tashkent. The staff of foreign embassies accredited in Uzbekistan acted as chefs and cooks at the event. About 40 embassies and consulates took part in this festival; guests and visitors were both employees of diplomatic structures and residents of the capital of Uzbekistan.