Alex Simons: Uzbekistan: Traditions of the Past, Visions of the Future
Huffington Post - about 4 years
My friend and I had coffee last week during which she told me about a cultural event within the heart of Central Asia. In the city of Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, beats a quickening pulse of creativity, fashion and art. In ancient times, this region of the world was the meeting place of East and West, where travelers from China and Europe came to trade silks, spices, and exotic goods. The spirit of exchange and commerce still thrives here, though in the more modern, refined industries of art and high fashion.
On December 20 the Fund Forum -- Central Asia's largest and leading cultural foundation, created in 2004 and patronized by diplomat Gulnara Karimova, presented its annual report in the form of a real-time online dialog with public on the www.on-line.uz. This digital conference became a platform for discussion of the cultural and social life of the country. 4277 questions on 611 projects implemented by the Fund Forum and partners in the past year, have been given t
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