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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.






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…






150th anniversary of Toktogul Satylganov

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:32:25 +0000

This year the 150th anniversary of the great Kyrgyz poet and prominent komuzist Toktogul Satylganov is celebrated in all corners of Kyrgyzstan. International Organization of Turkic Culture and Art (TURKSOY) declared this 2014 year as the Year of Toktogul Satylganov. Ceremonies dedicated to the anniversary of the poet, are held in all parts of Kyrgyzstan, including his small native land – Toktogul district of Jalal-Abad province. On October 17 there was an opening ceremony of the monument to Toktogul Satylganov. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Djoomart Otorbaev, who attended the opening ceremony of the monument, pointed out the highest contribution of the…