DAILY NEWS HERALD #55 Press Service of the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan March 17, 2018

posted 17 Mar 2018, 09:50 by Webmaster Ambasciata

Officially.. 1

President approves measures for further development of football 1


Aggreko, a company from the UK, has been implementing a pilot project to create an efficient heat and power supply system in Tashkent region’s Yangiyul 1

Society.. 2

A militant who prepared acts of terrorism in Russia is sentenced in Fergana. 2

Art.. 2

Uzbekistan: Nine Days in the Life of a Tenor 2



President approves measures for further development of football

The President of Uzbekistan signed a Resolution on measures for the further development of football.

The resolution approved the Programme for the further development of football in the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2018-2022.

According to the document, the stadium "Bunyodkor" with the whole complex of buildings and structures in Tashkent will be transferred to the balance of the Football Association.

The resolution will abolish the Republican school of football coaches and referees under the Ministry of physical culture and sports, and the authority to train, retrain and improve the skills of football coaches and referees will be handled to the Football Association.

The Football Association of Uzbekistan, its territorial subdivisions, public association "Professional Football League of Uzbekistan" and professional football clubs are exempt until January 1, 2023 from payment of:

- all types of taxes and mandatory contributions to state trust funds;

- customs duties for imported sports equipment and vehicles, not produced in the Republic of Uzbekistan, which are required to strengthen the material and technical base of sports facilities for football on the lists approved by the Cabinet of the Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

(Source: UzReport.uz)


Aggreko, a company from the UK, has been implementing a pilot project to create an efficient heat and power supply system in Tashkent region’s Yangiyul

The work will be carried out within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Ministry of Housing and Utility Services of Uzbekistan.

This is the first step in cooperation between the leading British company specializing in providing distribution mobile power, heating and cooling systems, and Uzbekistan. Its goal is to find a way to increase the productivity of heat and power generation and to offer a solution for a pilot project in Yangiyul with a population of 80,000, located 30 km from Tashkent.

“The pilot project in Yangiyul will be the first stage of our interaction. The goal is to create a joint working group for technical audit of the existing heat and power generation infrastructure, and to develop and implement a suitable upgrade solution by attracting direct investments from Aggreko,” Deputy Minister of Housing and Utility Services Gofir Jamalov suggested.

According to him, if successful, it is planned that similar projects will also be implemented in other regions of the republic, in particular, in such a large city as Jizzakh.

“Heat and electricity are basic needs, without which development of companies and communities is impossible. We are very pleased to use our experience and leading technologies to help the Ministry of Housing and Communal Services in upgrading the infrastructure for the generation of heat and electricity, energy in Yangiyul,” said Alex de Valuhoff, CEO of Aggreko Eurasia LLC.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)


A militant who prepared acts of terrorism in Russia is sentenced in Fergana

Fergana Regional Criminal Court sentenced a 22-year-old resident of Margilan, Abdulbosit Akhmadjanov to 15 years imprisonment, who was involved in military operations in Syria, as well as involved in preparation of a terrorist act in Russia.

His father Kamoliddin previously worked in Turkey, engaged in cleaning up entrances of residential buildings. In September 2012, he persuaded his son to come to him, and he illegally traveled from Ukraine to Turkey. First, the father and son cleaned the entrances in Istanbul, and then moved to the city of Bursa.

In Istanbul, he met a man named Bilol, who, as it turns out, under the pseudonym Abu Umar, was recruiting young people for sending to Syria. The real name of the recruiter is Biloliddin Rozikov, a native of Namangan.

As reported by “Akhborot” program, sometime later A.Akhmadjanov became an adherent of the terrorist group “Tawhid wal-Jihad”, operating in Syria. In January 2016, Akhmadjanov went to Syria, where he was trained in military activities and took part in battles against government forces.

“We were told that we are Muslims and should help Muslims. When I arrived there, I saw how everything was unclean, how many different diseases, no real help was provided to Muslims. Diseases were transmitted from one to another, women were tortured, moreover, they sell women to each other for money”, — said 22-year-old Abdulbosit Akhmadjanov.

Later, he moved to the terrorist organization “Imarat Kavkaz” and continued to participate in hostilities. When terrorists in Syria began to incur large losses, Akhmadjanov decided to return to Turkey and asked for assistance from an old friend, Bilol. He asked to commit an act of terrorism on the territory of Russia, promising to pay 15 thousand dollars.

The young man passed courses on preparing improvised explosive devices. After that he had to go to Russia and join the perpetrators of the terrorist act, but was detained in Hatay, in Turkey. After which he was deported to Uzbekistan. Where he was judged...

(Source: UzA)



Uzbekistan: Nine Days in the Life of a Tenor

The tragic Jose is the hero of the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet, the enamored Chubon in Maisara’s Tricks by Suleiman Yudakov, the carefree Alfred in La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi - in all, over two dozen parties across different years brilliantly embodied and continues to perform on the stage of the Alisher Navoi State Academic Grand Theater of Uzbekistan the leading soloist of the theater, laureate of international competitions Nematulla Khabibov. Today the guest of our office tells about the nuances of this uneasy profession and about his journey to the world of opera.

- Is your choice related to the musical roots in the family?

- No, it was my dream, and it did not come about right away. At first I wanted to become a conductor and after graduation, after studying at the preparatory courses of the Tashkent State Institute of Culture (after all, I did not have an elementary musical education), I entered this university for a conductor and choir department. I was always attracted to the Bolshoi Theater, an opportunity to sing on his stage. One day my modest vocal opuses agreed to listen to People’s Artist of Uzbekistan Suleiman Shadmanov and... accepted the theater as an entertainer of the choir. To me, a second-year student, for several years, I have seen and heard how our venerable performers work on the stage, at rehearsals, and this experience was worth a lot. In me the desire to become an opera singer has arisen. After graduating from high school, I immediately went to the Tashkent State Conservatory and entered the vocal department. But I studied for less than two months - I had to go on an urgent service in the ranks of the Armed Forces. I served one and a half years in Ussuriysk as a part of the ground forces, and this, I tell you, is not easy. Twice a week we made a march-throw for twenty kilometers, in addition, those regions are known for their harsh climate...

- Are you still in great physical shape, and how do you support it?

- Every morning I spend about half an hour doing sports exercises, I like to walk a lot, but, unfortunately, the latter is not always possible due to work overload.

- Did the army appreciate your singing skills as well?

- At that time there was a regional contest of patriotic songs, colleagues asked me to participate in it. As a result, our regimental orchestra with me - the only soloist - became the winner. And as the day before they protected me from colds, they offered to drink homemade chicken eggs in order to preserve vocal cords! (Laughs).

Returning from the army, I had to enter the university for the second time, start from scratch. As a result I graduated from the second high school, when I was already thirty years old. And all this time he sang in the choir of the Bolshoi Theater. Soon his then director, the People’s Artist of Uzbekistan Korkmas Mukhitdinov accepted me as a theater soloist.

- Do you remember your debut?

- Sure I do! I already soloed in two children’s plays, when I was entrusted with the Chubon’s party from the opera Maisara’s Tricks by Suleiman Yudakov, in this remarkable sample of Uzbek classics. And the party of Oihon’s heroine was sung by Muyassar Razzakova - now a People’s Artist of Uzbekistan, and then - my recent classmate. We are now performing together - in Lucia di Lammermoor by K. Donizetti.

It is noteworthy that the most recent premiere performance in my biography was also the Uzbek opera ballet Hamsa by composer M. Bafoyev on the immortal eponymous poem by Alisher Navoi. The plot is known to us from the school bench, but it was very interesting to embody on the stage the image of my hero - Alexander the Great.

Many in my professional life I am obliged to cooperate with a brilliant tandem in the person of the People’s Artist of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan directed by Firudin Safarov and the People’s Artist of the former Union of conductor Dilbar Abdurahmanova, whose mastery is unsurpassed. Since 1988, when he started work in the theater, Dilbar Gulyamovna and Firudin Sattarovich became my teachers and mentors, who opened step by step all the wisdom and complexity of the world of opera performances. And it can be considered lucky that I happened to perform in almost all the productions of F. Safarov, the coryphaeus of opera direction - Leopard from Sogdiana, Leyli and Majnun, Zebinisso, Dilorom from the national repertoire, from Russian - Peter the First, Fiery Angel, in the productions of Verdi’s operas - La Traviata, Troubadour, The Ball-Masquerade, Othello. In these performances for artists there is not a single musical tact-dummy, the whole action is fastened by a rich stage movement, bright and dynamic.

One of my last collaborations with this tandem was Radames’ party in Verdi’s opera Aida. I think that the success of the production of this work, which goes on practically in all the opera halls of the world, was made possible primarily thanks to the original and powerful concept of the director, coupled with the skill of soloists and orchestra players, beautiful scenery and costumes...

- How long does it take you to learn such vast musical material as, for example, the party of Radames?

- The thing is that I learned this game about thirty years ago (then "Aida" was on the stage of our theater in the production of another director). It so happened that at some point, during the off-season, the soloists who performed the role of the protagonist caught cold. They had to be replaced urgently, and I had to go on the scene in ten days. There were only nine left for preparation, so I was practicing with the accompanist almost continuously, only with a break for lunch, during which I studied the text. Work did not stop at home either - late at night I listened to records with records of this work with the participation of eminent performers. And on the tenth day he went out on the stage.

- Probably, your personal qualities - excellent memory, ability to concentrate and perseverance in achieving the goal... In the current production that caused the enthusiasm of the musical community, you sing along with the young performers of the main parties of the heroines in two compositions: the beloved hero, Aida is sung by Galina Golubkova and Marina Polyakova, reigning rival Amneris - Yanika Bagryanskaya and Feruza Yusupova. Are there any differences in such performances?

- Naturally, every actress or actor brings their colors to the party’s performance. When working with partners, I take into account the peculiarities of their style and temperament. But it is equally important to remember that many of them have much less experience than I do. I perfectly understand and feel their experiences, and how can it be otherwise, when from the audience, where one thousand two hundred seats, the eyes of spectators are fixed on them! This is a huge emotional wave that rolls with considerable force, and one must have enough skill to cope with it with dignity. My task at such moments is to take on this invisible but so tangible wave and imperceptibly reassure the young performers.

The theater is built on the younger generation, it will replace us in due time, and I always remember about this, including as a teacher in classes at the vocal department of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan. I would like to wish those who remain after us on the stage a great capacity for work and perseverance in achieving the performing heights, because opera is the most complicated synthetic genre in which music, singing and drama merge together.

- How do you assess the repertoire of the theater?

- The state does a lot to support opera art in our country, both creatively and materially. Therefore, the current repertoire of the Grand Theater is so extensive and varied. But still there are several performances, almost fresh, which for some reason do not work now - for the period of reconstruction of the theater building, because of the long storage, their decorations and suits have decayed. Among them, such wonderful works as Faust by Gounod, Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky. I dream about the fact that they were soon restored and would rejoice the spectators.

- What are your immediate plans?

- They are always connected with the theater. In the summer of this year, the tours of our troupe are expected in Moscow, several works have been selected for the performance on the stage of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia. This is a very important stage, because the tours allow you to re-evaluate the work already done, to hear the third-party opinion of both the sophisticated public and experts. And, of course, I hope to participate in new productions on my native stage.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

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