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Probeg club hosts amateur runner event in Ala-Archa

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:47:07 +0000

This semester, NewEurasia’s Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Schwartz, is instructing news-writing at the American University of Central Asia. NewEurasia is publishing their fieldwork assignments to give these aspiring journalists a small boost in their confidence!



An interview with Jiydesh Idirisova, winner of Turkovision 2015

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:43:42 +0000

This semester, NewEurasia’s Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Schwartz, is instructing news-writing at the American University of Central Asia. NewEurasia is publishing their fieldwork assignments to give these aspiring journalists a small boost in their confidence!



In Bishkek, the tragedy of bride-kidnapping gets compounded by homelessness

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:27:54 +0000

This semester, NewEurasia’s Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Schwartz, is instructing news-writing at the American University of Central Asia. NewEurasia is publishing their fieldwork assignments to give these aspiring journalists a small boost in their confidence!



Rahmat Gөөgle! Kyrgyz finally gets on Google Translate

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:17:04 +0000

This semester, NewEurasia’s Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Schwartz, is instructing news-writing at the American University of Central Asia. NewEurasia is publishing their fieldwork assignments to give these aspiring journalists a small boost in their confidence!



Woman in Kyrgyzstan are much too paranoid about peroral contraceptives

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:00:38 +0000

This semester, NewEurasia’s Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Schwartz, is instructing news-writing at the American University of Central Asia. NewEurasia is publishing their fieldwork assignments to give these aspiring journalists a small boost in their confidence!



Rare footage of Bishkek in the Nineteen Eighties

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:45:23 +0000

The other day I met with Maria Antonova, the director of the American University of Central Asia’s First Year Seminar. A child of Perestroika, she emigrated to the United States for many years before returning here for her present gig. When she left Bishkek, the city was, in her words, “a crucible of a tiny intelligentsia in the mountains”. As she recalled, this demographic core was largely derived from intellectuals and professionals sent from St. Petersburg during the Soviet period. I, myself, have met many of them and their grandchildren. The ones I’ve met are largely pensioners today, working bit…



Uzbek mountain climbers ascended the popular Peak Lenin in Kyrgyzstan

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:36:44 +0000

In August 2014, two mountain climbers from Tashkent ascended the “seventhousander” Peak Lenin over the classic route through Peak Razdelnaya (Peak Dividing). According to the Russian grading system, this route, 5А, is considerably hard.



Kyrgyz-American filmmakers started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:47:50 +0000

Two ambitious filmmakers from Kyrgyzstan and the United States have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Culmination, an action / thriller feature film set in Kyrgyzstan. American filmmaker Alexander Beasley and Kyrgyz director Kanat Omurbekov started a crowdfunding campaign for implementing the project. The Kyrgyz and American production has assembled an international team hailing from five countries and three continents. Culmination‘s composer, Federico Truzzi, a native of Milan, Italy has already composed the title track for the film. The film’s narrative revolves around an unfaithful businessman, who as a result of his dark past, now struggles to clear his name and ransom his son from an avenging kidnapper within…



Green card lottery winners from Uzbekistan face challenges at home and abroad

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:25:34 +0000

NEW YORK – When Akram and Sevara Muradova won the lottery they did not expect to struggle for the next year. But their first months in the U.S. after winning the green card lottery and immigrating from Uzbekistan were difficult. Editor’s note: Ilaria Parogni is a freelance journalist based in New York. She is currently completing a joint MA in Journalism and Russian Studies at New York University. By Ilaria Parogni Sevara, 37, arrived in New York from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with her husband Akram and their 3-year old daughter in 2008. Her first anniversary in the city marked what she calls…



U.S. Embassy Supports Preservation of Artifacts in Bukhara

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:27:46 +0000

On November 5, Ambassador Krol and the Director of the State Archeological and History Museum, Abdurashid Zakrilayev, inaugurated an exhibition of restored archeological artifacts at the Bukhara State Archeological and History Museum “Ark” in Bukhara. Despite the rain and cloudy weather, the former winter palace of the Emir of Bukhara warmly welcomed the guests from Tashkent and other cities. The U.S. Embassy provided a $50,600 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation grant for the preservation and conservation of archeological artifacts from the museum’s collection.  With these funds, the museum restored archeological artifacts from the Stone Age to late medieval times.  The…