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Culture & Living


On March 12-14, Almaty hosted the 19th fashion show “Central Asia Fashion Spring 2017.” This event is considered unique because it presents manufacturers of footwear, clothes and various accessories that are new for the Kazakh market. The spring season of the exhibition was participated by companies representing Turkey, Russia, Belarus, Mongolia, Italy, France, Greece, Finland, Kazakhstan and several other countries. The official opening ceremony of the exhibition was accompanied by a fashion show of young Kazakh designers who are just starting their creative path.


According to the warning published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan, young citizens of the republic under the age of 20 can no longer go to entertainment venues after 6:00 PM. In case of violation of this prohibition, their parents will be liable. The range of prohibited places includes restaurants, internet cafes and bookmaker's offices.



Minister of Sports and Culture of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Muhamediuly and Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky signed a joint action plan between the two countries in the field of culture for 2017. The signing took place during a ceremony held in Astana, at the Kazakh National University of Arts. “Kazakhstan and Russia are linked by strong neighborly and friendly relations, which are based on respect and understanding. Today, we are signing this important document, which will continue the traditions formed during the close cooperation between our countries,” A.


The holiday of Navruz, together with the cultural traditions associated with the Uzbek national dish, pilaf, have been included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The certificates confirming this fact were awarded at the Tashkent International Business Center. The organizers of the event were the State Committee of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection, and the National Commission for UNESCO in the country.


On March 12-14, the Almaty-based exhibition complex “Atakent” will host the nineteenth Central Asia Fashion Spring 2017. The list of participants of the exhibition will include the leading suppliers and manufacturers of a variety of men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes, underwear, accessories, hats, evening dresses, outerwear and fur products. Every year the interest in this exhibition is growing, which is reflected in the increase in the number of its participants.


On May 15, 2017, broadcasting of the analog television signal will be stopped across the entire territory of Kyrgyzstan. According to the press service of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Republic, such a decision was taken during a departmental meeting attended by the heads of the local TV channels. As stated, this date was selected taking into account the views of participants in the television market, which needed time to complete the construction of an alternative television network.



In Uzbekistan, plans are afoot to open three new private television channels in the near future. The news was reported by the local media, with a quoatation of the words of Chairman of the Board of the NAEMM (National Association of Electronic Mass Media) Firdavs Abdukhalikov. At the end of last week, a special government commission on regulation of electronic media in Uzbekistan issued licenses to three new television stations.



The National Exhibition Company of Uzbekistan “Uzexpocentre” has started the organizational works for the country's first specialized exhibition “Event Expo 2017.” According to the published plans, the event will be held on April 5-7, 2017, in the pavilions of the exhibition company in such areas as: Wedding Expo 2017, Fashion Expo 2017, Mass Media & Advertising Expo Tashkent Flora Expo 2017, and “Activities.” According to the press service of “Uzexpocentre,” the exhibitors will be able to present their potential to the market of event


In Tashkent, there will be set up the Center of the Russian language under the Uzbek State University of World Languages. This became known as a result of the recent Tashkent-based round-table with the participation of “Rossotrudnichestvo” and chairperson of the Tashkent association of teachers of Russian language and literature Natalia Petrukhina. The purpose of this event was to discuss the 2017 prospects of joint work of the representative office and the Uzbek State University.



Kazakhstan is completing the preparations for the 28th Winter Universiade, which will start in the republic's southern capital Almaty in late January. These student games will be the most ambitious in their history: participants will arrive from 60 countries of the world. The Universiade will bring together a record number of athletes; the largest delegation will arrive from Russia – it will include 350 athletes.