There are brilliant and talented people in Uzbekistan and Margarita Shuvalova is among them. Her life and her story are presented in Rifat Gumerov’s new film project about extraordinary people and events.
Uzbek singer Ozoda Saidzoda has openly criticized “the insatiable and unsatisfied” Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirzieev for her professional and personal problems.
A Moscow theater company is preparing a production based on Evgeniy Dyakonov’s expose of the Uzbek prison system.
Founded by a musician from Tatarstan, Ravil Garifullin, the women’s music ensemble Slavyanka consists of Russian, Tatar, Korean, and Uzbek singers who perform traditional Russian melodies.
Several photographs were removed from an exhibition at the Tashkent House of Photography on January 25 after authorities deemed them as “tarnishing the country’s image.”
Immigrants from Uzbekistan and Uzbek cuisine aficionados in Los Angeles have an opportunity to financially support a new local business and enjoy traditional Uzbek food.
This year children in Tashkent schools and kindergartens will not celebrate the usual Yelki parties at New Year’s Eve and instead they will only hold small gatherings.
The State Museum of Art had no comment about the collection of paintings, which was found in a house of Gulnara Karimova in Geneva.
Sergey Balovin, who is realizing the project “In-Kind Exchange”, has spent a week in Uzbekistan.
Style.uz Art Week – a glamorous event with star-crazed crowds and an imitation of the modern art scene – is discussed by today’s Shoot Me participants – movie director Oleg Karpov, writer Rifat Gumerov and cultural anthropologist Aleksej Ulko.
Russian astronauts sent their congratulations for the opening of Style.uz art week on October 22 from the International Space Station.
Canadian singer Lara Fabian is supposed to sing in Tashkent at the closing ceremony of the Style.uz art week on October 27. Human rights activists are urging her not to perform for the Uzbek dictatorship.
Gulnara Karimova is making it appear that she participated in New York Fashion Week after making misleading statements that her Guli collection was shown there.
Cotton slavery, independence, liver pies and seasonal workers – are all themes of the current VideoART.uz film festival in Tashkent.
English textbooks by Russian linguist Irina Vereshagina have been banned from Uzbek schools.
The Shark Taronalari (Sounds of the East) Festival that started with an explosion that caused burns to many festival participants ended in Samarkand on August 30.
The Fergana city prosecutor’s office chose the city administration’s side against artists who are fighting for the return of the Academy of Visual Arts building.
Homosexuality, currently banned in Uzbekistan, finds its way into performances by pop-musicians. Now in addition to Azlar, the musician “Honey Tea” (“Asal Choi”) is performing as a gay man.
The wall of the ancient Ark citadel in Bukhara is continuing to crumble. Construction workers have arrived at the scene in an attempt to restore the landmark.
The “My Favorite Tree” exhibition by an art-collective Nas Why?, which opened in a courtyard of an apartment building in Tashkent on 9 June, examines the love of the conifer tree by the Uzbek government.
Is Uzbek President Islam Karimov a dictator?
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