1 Jan New Year's Day.
8 Mar International Women's Day.
9 Mar Prophet's Birthday.
21 Mar Navruz (Persian New Year).
1 May Labour Day.
9 May Day of Memory and Respect.
1 Sep Independence Day.
21 Sep Hait (End of Ramadan).
28 Nov Qurban-Hait (Feast of the Sacrifice).
8 Dec Constitution Day.
They say that there is a country in the world where the most important state decisions are made by tossing a coin. This explanation is the only possible one for those who try to understand the processes occurring today in Uzbekistan and simultaneously to pacify the protests in their consciousness.
But citizens are satisfied with the state, and they even respect their authoritarian president for such “objectivity and impartiality” of his solutions. In this wonderful country, they are afraid of only one thing: choosing a new governor.
In April, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov is to visit Moscow.
Now it is high time to remember and comprehend the historical ties that exist between the peoples of Uzbekistan and Russia. At this point, we should recall the unique moment of history: martial and ceremonial helmets of the Russian princes, including Alexander Nevsky, were made in Samarkand and decorated with Arabic script.
Amidst the background of events in Syria, the problems of Central Asia have been pushed away from the foreground. However, this region (which involves the former Soviet republics that obtained independence in the 1990s) is of particular interest because of the continuity of power observed in major political players of the Muslim world, such as the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
While Russia is trying to organize an effective collective defense together with its Central Asian allies in the CSTO, the United States and other NATO member states also intend to develop military and military-technical cooperation with the Central Asian region.
Back in 2010, according to the US embassy, the United States intended to build a modern training center for the armed forces of Tajikistan in the west of the republic, and a similar facility was to be opened in Kyrgyzstan.
It is already no secret that the United States steadily increase their penetration into Central Asia under the pretext of the Afghan threat. Thus, the Americans have enhanced their contacts with the Central Asian countries in the area of military-technical cooperation, hoping to significantly increase their military presence in the region.