The Department of Performing Arts will receive an art troupe comprising 33 Uzbekistan artists and organize art performances under the framework of Uzbekistan Culture Days 2018. The Uzbekistan artists will deliver traditional art performances with diverse folk songs and dances. The program will take place in Hanoi Opera House at 8pm on April 19 and in Lam Son Theatre, Thanh Hoa province on April 20. VOV Related news Deputy PM cries 'Vietnam still wins' despite defeat to Uzbekistan Security tightened for Vietnam-Uzbekistan final … [Read more...] about Uzbekistan Culture Days 2018 in Vietnam to open in Hanoi, Thanh Hoa
Plans to open a multi-million-Euro ski resort in Uzbekistan are already in jeopardy as the country’s fragile infrastructure poses problems for organisers, despite the ski season being about to start. Amirsoy Mountain Resort, which advertises itself as a world-class all-season mountain resort on its website, was due to open the first gondola, chairlift and drag lift, as well as accommodation, later this month. However, according to local media building a resort set to span 900 hectares (approximately 9 square kilometres) in a mountain range with very little other infrastructure has proven difficult. According to Uzbek media a lack of electricity and roads in the area has put the brakes on the project. Uzbekistan 24 TV reported that the only road to the resort ‘turns to slush’ when it rains. A new road was commissioned by the government but only one third of the work has been completed. According to Azernews, an English newspaper in Azerbaijan, Shukhrat Dauletov, the … [Read more...] about Uzbekistan’s €100m new ski resort already in trouble before it’s even open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It’s not a city that’s front and centre on every travellers wish-list, but it’s a fascinating place with a lot to uncover. And with travel there getting easier all the time, as the country rapidly opens up to tourists, there’s never been a better time to visit. Following my recent trip, I’ve rounded up some of the best things to do in Tashkent to help get your planning started! A fascinating mish-mash of brutalist Soviet buildings, neatly restored Islamic sites, and classical Russian architecture, Tashkent is like no other city I’ve visited. The centre is incredibly green, full of leafy squares and pretty parks, and every street seems to be lined with trees. Neat, clean, and well-laid-out, at first glimpse it feels as if Tashkent is lacking in personality. But delve a little deeper and you’ll uncover all sorts of hidden gems and interesting quirks. There are pockets of colour, amazing crafts, and dazzling architecture in … [Read more...] about 11 Best Things to do in Tashkent Uzbekistan
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | In Uzbekistan, Encounters With a Dead Goat. But in a Good Way. Advertisement Supported by The 52 Places Traveler Traveling along the fabled Silk Road to Tashkent and beyond, the 52 Places Traveler joined the festivities. BySebastian Modak April 23, 2019 Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. He has been traveling in Uzbekistan, after a stop in Doha, Qatar . I’m in the back of a rusty trailer attached to a Soviet-era tractor with six Uzbek men and a dead goat. The air smells of horses and sweat, and when my teeth hit each other, I can feel the crunch of fine dust in my mouth. The tractor moves into the middle of an empty field, a snow-capped mountain range dominating the horizon. We’re being pursued by a horde of men on … [Read more...] about In Uzbekistan, Encounters With a Dead Goat. But in a Good Way.
W hether they like it or not, almost every Uzbek’s life has involved cotton picking. At each harvest for the past century, the government has transported millions of people to pick cotton, for days, weeks and even months. According to official statements, picking cotton by hand contributes to hashar – voluntary service that individuals are expected to undertake for the benefit of the community. Often it’s public sector workers such as teachers, nurses and doctors that are bussed out to the fields. Until 2015, this also included children. Workers that refuse risk expulsion from school, losing their jobs or losing state benefits. Human rights campaigns, such as Anti-Slavery International and Cotton Campaign, have described this practice as ‘modern slavery’ and have subsequently supported widespread boycotts of Uzbek cotton. Last year the prime minister, Abdulla Aripov, announced that students and workers from the education and medical industries would not … [Read more...] about Field work: cotton picking in Uzbekistan