INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 16 January 23, 2017

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POLITICS
Close dialogue with people is an important factor in ensuring human interests

ECONOMY
The construction of a modern mini-factory for garbage processing and sorting is projected for the coming years in Bukhara

THE ARMED FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
A Reliable Shield for Independence and Integrity

ENERGETICS
Uzbekenergo produces 59bn KWH of electricity in 2016

BUSINESS CLIMATE
On 17 January 2017, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On measures on further simplifying procedure and speeding up realization of the state property for using in entrepreneurship purposes”

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
Russia ranks first in the number of joint ventures in Uzbekistan in 2016

ART
Theater Is Life


POLItiCs

Close dialogue with people is an important factor in ensuring human interests

On 20 January President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Republic of Karakalpakstan to review the pace of social-economic reforms, creative and improvement works, aimed at further increasing the level and quality of life of the people and for a dialogue with people. 

It should be underlined that the Republic of Karakalpakstan was among the first of the regions our country to be visited by Shavkat Mirziyoyev as the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which, indisputably, demonstrates a deep respect and attention of the head of our country to the Karakalpak people. 

At the pre-election meeting in Shumanay district of the Republic of Karakalpakstan on 10 November 2016, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said: “I consider myself a son of not only the Uzbek people, but also the Karakalpak people!”. Furthermore, speaking about the planned wide-scale works on comprehensive support of the residents of this region, in particular, he noted: “Henceforth, we will visit each district and the city, even the most remote rural areas and villages. We will listen to the concerns of the people, develop programs, aimed at solving their problems, establish strict control over their execution”.

We may conclude that today's trip to the Republic of Karakalpakstan was another practical realization of these noble goals and objectives, planned for the Year of dialogue with the people and human interests. 

As a result of opportunities, created by the state in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, the sectors of the economy, industry, construction, information and communication technologies, small business and private entrepreneurship are dynamically developing. Currently, about half of the gross regional product, 75 percent of exports fall to the share of private sector. 75 per cent of the working population are employed in this sector. 

However, the difficult conditions in the region, the environmental disaster in the Aral Sea region require an urgent attention to a number of important issues such as the provision of drinking water, quality health care, protection of maternal and child health, special attention to institutions of family and mahalla, enhancing the role of women and youth in the society. 

In this regard, the head of our state met with people, visited families, got acquainted with the conditions of their lives. Sincere dialogues with people took place.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited a central hospital of Hojayli district. The hospital, equipped with modern medical apparatus, along with 11 rural medical centres and 4 polyclinics of the district, provide medical services to over 130 thousand people. 

Health is the most valuable wealth. A specialist, rendering medical aid to people, is a representative of one of the most honoured professions. 

Shavkat Mirziyoyev learned about the conditions at the hospital, inspected reception area, X-ray and diagnosis rooms, and others. During the talks with doctors, they exchanged views on the issues of training qualified medical staff, effective use of medical equipment, increasing the quality of services, the necessity to take into account the climate conditions of each region in constructing hospitals. 

The Head of our state went to the “Muruvvat” women’s care home. Talking to the doctors and nurses, Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that the state will continue to provide support in further improving the conditions at medical institutions. 

Improving infrastructure of schools, educating qualified students and future professionals, who are capable to contribute to prosperity of the Motherland was on the focus of a dialogue with teachers of the school №69. 

Shavkat Mirziyoyev also went to the construction site of the agro-industrial centre. This complex, which will be put under operation in 2017-2018, sits on the area of 11 ha. The buildings for storage, processing, packaging of agricultural products as well as a terminal, loading-unloading area, refrigerators, greenhouses, buildings for customs clearance, a hangar, a hotel, catering and sports complexes will be constructed here. 

The issues of developing housing infrastructure in Hojayli were also discussed on site. The Head of our state gave instructions to construct and commission 40 multi-storey apartment houses until the end of the year, so that people will have sensed the launched transformations. 

Shavkat Mirziyoyev also went to the “Karakalpakstan” rural medical centre. During the talks with doctors, it was noted that the activity of workers of medical sphere has a special place in strengthening the trust of population to governmental institutions. Along with the questions of equipping rural medical centres with modern medical devices, their provision with medicines and other medical means were also discussed. 

The President of our country visited the children’s school of music and arts named after Jumaboy Bozorov in Shumanay district, catering to 211 pupils. Classes are held here in more than ten specialities - national musical instruments, piano, choreography, visual arts and others. Despite the short period since the opening of the school, its pupils have repeatedly become winners of a number of competitions, in particular, won the first place at competitions on a national scale twice. 

The teachers and pupils of the school underlined that the First President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov attached a special attention to educating the younger generation as physically and harmonically developed individuals. President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev consistently continues these good deeds. 

The Head of our country also visited the Qanlikol district branch of the Agroservis MTP LLC, where the thorough preparations for spring fieldworks were discussed. The need for gradual decrease of cotton fields and development of cattle breeding in the district was accentuated. 

During a conversation at the Qanlikol pedagogical professional college, the President of our country underscored the necessity to change the spheres of education at the college in line with the requirements of the time, training demanded cadres for social-economic spheres of the district. It is necessary to carry out translation and publication of the fiction and non-fiction literature in Karakalpak, their delivery to educational institutions. 

The Head of our state also inspected the works at the Kungrad-Muynak water pipeline network. With commissioning of this 101 km long network, 7 thousand cubic meters of water will be carried daily and over 25 thousand people will be provided with drinking water. 

A meeting with representatives of the Republic of Karakalpakstan took place in Nukus. A special attention was attached to the issues of social-economic development of Karakalpakstan, creating worthy conditions of life for people. 

The visit of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev is continuing.

(Source: UzA)

economy

The construction of a modern mini-factory for garbage processing and sorting is projected for the coming years in Bukhara

To date, experts have studied the proposals of the leading manufacturers of profile equipment from Spain, Russia, China and other countries, as well as selected a territory for the new plant in Kagan district.

At the first stage, it is planned to build a special garbage sorting station. Preliminary works have been already launched in this direction. There are big plans afoot, which promise for grow into the biogas and RDF-fuel plant.

The initiative is backed by the idea of expanding the scope of application of solid municipal waste while minimizing their negative impact on the environment. For example, waste recycling and RDF-fuel production would provide domestic cement plants with cheaper fuel, making a positive impact on the final price of products. This type of fuel and the obtained biogas might also be used in the municipal power system, as long done in Europe.

Local authorities will continue introducing the technologies that enhance efficiency of the machinery. To date, the entire fleet is not just equipped with GPS-trackers for online tracking of location and precise implementation of schedules, but has shifted to the use of methane, making it possible to significantly cut transport costs for garbage disposal.

Over 150 employees and more than 30 specialized machines of domestic and foreign production are currently involved in waste disposal. Areas with high-rise buildings are equipped with special waste bins, and in the private sector, waste is disposed by the so-called ‘ring’ method, when the people take out trash on the arrival of specialized equipment.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan

A Reliable Shield for Independence and Integrity

For a historically short period of time, Uzbekistan has built a national army capable to reliably protect its independence and territorial integrity, ensure the inviolability of its borders, and peaceful life of the people. On January 14, 2017, the country marked the 25th anniversary of the Armed Forces and the Day of Defenders of Homeland. Numerous festivities on the occasion of the holiday highlighted the prospects of development of the army. Much was said about those who will undertake the fulfilment of the goals.

In solemn atmosphere

The celebrations in honor of the military were held last week in all military units of the country. Initiated several years ago, the tradition of holding videoconferences was continued to give mothers the opportunity to talk with their sons, who undergo military service away from home in other regions of the country.

Under the Presidential Decree a group of the military was awarded the ‘Shon-Sharaf’ order of the 1st and 2nd degree, ‘Do’stlik’, ‘Mardlik’ orders, ‘Jasorat’, ‘Sodiq Hizmatlari Uchun’ and ‘Shuhrat’ medals, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdusattor Ubaydullaevich Mallaboyev was awarded the title the ‘Honored Mentor of Youth of the Republic of Uzbekistan’ for special merits in educating youth in the spirit of the idea of national independence and loyalty to country, training of highly qualified staff, for significant contribution to strengthening the defense power of the state, national security and active involvement in the political life.

The number of those who were mentioned for the heroic performance of duty was higher this year, the distinguished militarians because were awarded commemorative badges ‘O'zbekiston Respublikasi Qurolli Kuchlariga 25 yil’ along with the highest awards of the Motherland.

Progress toward the 25th anniversary

The outcomes of defense construction are traditionally summed up on the threshold of the holiday. The staff issue was a relevant issue on the agenda of establishment of the Armed Forces. In 1990, only 0.6% of the total number of military personnel accounted for local officers. Radical reformation of military education was initiated to address the problem. Several higher military education institutions were opened and started training highly qualified military staff. The words ‘This is my dear homeland, I will cherish it as the apple of the eye, and I am ready to sacrifice my life for the sake of it’ became the motto of their life.

 Today, the higher military education institutions of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Uzbekistan educate highly qualified officers in almost 30 specialties. The republic has built an effective system of training, retraining and advanced training of officers and NCO personnel, including sergeant schools of military districts, higher military educational institutions and advanced training departments attached, officer retraining and advanced trainming courses at the Academy of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the Academy itself. These educational institutions provide an opportunity for the military to advance their professional, theoretical and practical knowledge, experience and skills, improve service and combat skills.

The organizational and staff structure of the national army has been completely revised as a result of recent large-scale reforms in the Armed Forces system. A modern and efficient system of operational and strategic management of the Armed Forces was established with an eye to the peculiarities of a possible scene of operations. Measures have been taken to enhance the effectiveness of interaction of different types of troops. They were equipped with modern equipment and arms. The content and essence of combat, spiritual and enlightenment education was changed. Social support of servicemen has been streamlined.

Situation in the world has been changing rapidly. Confrontation and conflicts have been escalating in some regions, with concurrent growth of threat of international terrorism, extremism and radicalism. The complicated and hardly predictable situation requires maintaining high vigilance and constant readiness, more attention to the further reformation of our army, provision of modern arms and devices, enhancement of effectiveness of combat training, and generally the integrated strengthening of capacity and military viability of our Armed Forces.

Combat training programs have been reviewed and significantly changed in view of the requirements of the time. The new programs envisage the classes that are built on modern interactive approach. A rating system was introduced to raise the level of knowledge in servicemen through the continuous self-improvement of the military staff. Tactical and theoretical training sessions are conducted in the conditions close to the battlefield. Educational documentaries on various subjects are produced for each type of tactical exercises and practical training, and supplied to troop forces in order to ensure that personnel assets have fully and effectively mastered the innovations introduced in the process of training.

Great importance has been paid to practical training. For instance, training centers in mountains organize training sessions for mountain and airborne training with the involvement of military experts, practicing different techniques of landing. Involvement of all types of troops in the organization and conduct of special tactical exercises promotes the formation of their practical interaction skills.

The attention paid to the comprehensive training of combat platoons and groups with an eye to the growing requirements for the commanders of these units and professional training of entire staff in the process of ongoing reforms in the National Army produces positive outcomes.

Today, the process of training of platoons and groups spotlights the cultivation of strong skills on comprehensive assessment and analysis of the situation, non-standard decision-making, skillful management of units in implementation of independent combat assignments, mastering of the related specialties, new equipment and weapons in order to ensure interoperability and high coherence in units. Altogether, this helps to train the military staff, which is capable of successful implementation of missions in a current warfare.

It is appropriate to mention the role of the ‘Regulation on the procedure of military service of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan’, which was approved by the First President of the country on January 14, 2006. The document plays an important role to the implementation by citizens, and particularly those who have chosen the profession of military defenders of the homeland, their constitutional rights and duties on the protection of independence, security and territorial integrity of the home country.

In accordance with the Presidential Decree ‘On measures to improve the conditions of compulsory military service in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan’ of November 20, 2008, the call to military service is carried out once a year - in February and March.

Founded on October 24, 2012, the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Uzbekistan deals with the development of an effective mechanism of civil control over the Armed Forces, ensuring transparency of operation of the Ministry of Defense, involvement of civic and public associations in the implementation and improvement of policy in the defense and military construction of the state, enhancement of the image of the military profession, strengthening of moral, military and patriotic feelings in the servivemen, and recruitment of young people.

The leadership of Uzbekistan has been constantly paying close attention to social protection of servicemen, adoption of important decisions and construction of new houses for them, repair of housing, construction of modern and reconstruction of existing military communities, allocation of long-term mortgage loans for the purchase of apartments and land plots for individual housing construction. As a result of this noble work, 15,000 servicemen were provided with housing in 2007-2015 under national programs. The fulfilment of the national program for 2016-2025 would fully provide housing for the military staff. This is a striking embodiment of the huge concern for the military, strengthening their social protection, and growing defense capacity of the national army.

Today, there is every reason to vow that the properly trained, mobile and fully equipped Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan are the guarantor of security in the state. Deep respect and sincere love of the people give strength to the brave men, who have devoted their life to the defense of the Motherland, ensure the inviolability of its borders, peace and tranquility of the people.

Prospects Defined

As noted by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in his speech at the ceremony of inauguration of the President of Uzbekistan at the joint session of both chambers of the Oliy Majlis, "We will always focus on pivotal tasks of ensuring safety and inviolability of borders of Uzbekistan, strengthening its defense capabilities, preventing any destructive forces at our doorstep. The ongoing reforms in our Armed Forces will be continued."

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Shavkat Mirziyoyev dwelled on the problems of defense construction in his congratulatory message to the defenders of the motherland on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The priorities come to raising efficiency of legislative regulation of such an important sector as national security. Most of the related documents do not meet modern realities.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized as follows: “We objectively need to build a clear state system of strategic planning to ensure the national security. The National Security Concept, which should be regularly renewed as and when necessary, must be central to this system. It should define the principle of flexibility and openness of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy, the priority of development of constructive relations with our closest neighbors. Along with that, there is a need to firmly pursue the preservation of sovereignty and independence of Homeland, as well as cultural and civilization identity of our nation.”

The commitment to the policy of non-alignment to any military and political blocs, prevention of stationing of foreign military bases and facilities in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan and non-participation of servicemen in peacemaking operations abroad remains the principal position of our country.

 “Taking into account the dynamics of the situation in the world and in the region, the need for adequate response to emerging threats and challenges, as well as our priorities and capacities, there is a need to revise the Defense Doctrine of the Republic of Uzbekistan,” emphasized the President.

Only a system-based approach will allow us to develop a unified, coordinated and consistent strategy for sustaining national security, invest the resources and means available in the achievement of priority objectives, and prevent their scattering and distraction to secondary tasks.

A system of organizational structure of the Armed Forces needs to be further improved. Based on our experience of military construction, there is a need to clarify the structure and missions of each military district with eye to its purpose, specifics of troops and peculiarities of operations thrusts. The task of strengthening the capacity of our ‘air shield’ – the Air Defense and the Air Force trrops also needs a profound attention and concentration of resources.

Touching upon this issue, Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized: Their organizational structure, command and control system need to be improved in the short period of time along with supplying them with modern equipment and armament.”

There is a need to develop a new approach to planning the training of troops, which primarily must correspond to the tasks assigned to the units, as well as to the level of their preparedness and availability of equipment. The practical outcome, focus on the real increase of combat capacity and combat-readiness of the Armed Forces, as well as the high level of coordination and effective interaction is the untimate criterion for us in this work.”

“Improvement of the system of training of professional military staff at all levels should remain in the focus,” said the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, and explained as follows: “In this regard, our first step should primarily focus on the establishment of a brand-new Armed Forces Academy. It will incorporate glorious military traditions of the Tashkent Higher Combined Military Command School and the experience of the current Academy and leading scientific and educational institutions of the country. The Academy will continue training lieutenants, retraining active-duty officers and provide special training to command staff of our army.”

As part of implementation of this task, the process of training will be upgraded with the latest methods and technologies, classrooms will be equipped with modern simulators, learning, and laboratory and computer equipment. Favorable conditions will raise the general culture of the trainees, diversify their leisure and engage in sports.

Meanwhile, the requirements to the selection of candidates will be raised to identify the worthy young men capable of studying at a military school, with high intellect and leadership skills. With this purpose, the two or three colleges and lyceums will be selected in each region to provide an in-depth training of candidates for enrollment at higher military educational institutions, along with their main functions.

The state’s leader pointed out to the need for better use of the opportunities for training the faculty of all country’s military schools, including those at the leading foreign educational institutions.

Additional supply of troops with advanced armament and military equipment is our crucial task for today and the future.

In this regard, the ‘Integrated Program for 2017-2021’ will be developed as a primary task. The document will specify activities on procurement of military goods, repair and upgrade of military equipment, and ensure their targeted financing.

It is high time to embark on the construction of our own military industry. In this regard, we need to explore the issue of establishment of a relevant state body under the supervision of the First Deputy Prime Minister Achilbay Ramatov, which will be responsible for pursuing an integrated policy in defense industry, and shifting all repair plants of the Ministry of Defense, as well as the Chirchik Aviation Repair Plant and Research and Production Association Vostok under its jurisdiction.

In the future, along with raising the efficiency of their activity, we need to focus on establishing the research and production facilities, service centers and joint ventures, as well as on localization of production of specific types of military goods at the leading enterprises of the country, said the Supreme Commander.

There is a need to concentrate on raising the efficiency of social protection of servicemen. To this end, we will hasten the development of long-needed regulatory and legal acts aimed at improvement of the procedure of active duty, logistics, housing and medical support of servicemen.  There is a need for the law on pension coverage of persons who served in the military, internal, customs bodies, and their family members’.

The new practice of allocation of long-term soft mortgage loans for construction of individual housing, which has positively recommended itself, should be better incorporated into the system of housing for servicemen.  The construction of 56 three-storied apartment buildings for the families of servicemen through soft mortgage loans will be launched this year in all regions of the country.

The continuous work on patriotic upbringing of youth is another important vector of reformation of the Armed Forces. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that “patriotism is an obvious moral foundation of sustainability in any state, and is positioned as an important mobilizing resource for comprehensive development of society. Therefore, we must take specific steps to shape a strong immunity among our citizens against negative impact of alien ideas, and strengthen the feeling of responsibility for the fate of the Motherland. The young people, who have undergone the army school of courage, steadfastness and stalwart devotion to Motherland, may become a reliable pillar in this challenging work.

In this context, the departments and divisions of defense should keep in constant contact with them. It is important to expand their powers in this direction, and interaction with local state authorities. Another step comes to the establishment of the republican employment commission for the citizens, who undergone the compulsory military service and mobile conscription reserve, under the supervision of the Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov, as well as the relevant commissions under regional, municipal and district administrations under direct supervision of governors.

Taking into account the progress achieved by the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense in patriotic education of youth, its capacities will be expanded through the establishment of regional subdivisions of the Council under regional administrations, which should closely interact with the command of military districts.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

ENERGETICS

Uzbekenergo produces 59bn KWH of electricity in 2016

Power generating stations of Uzbekenergo (Uzbek Energy) increased production of electricity by 4% in 2015 compared to 2015.

According to preliminary data of Uzbekenergo, its power generating station produced almost 59 billion KWH of electricity in 2016.

The company said that it supplied 7.5 million Gcal heating energy to the consumers in 2016.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

BUSINESS CLIMATE

On 17 January 2017, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On measures on further simplifying procedure and speeding up realization of the state property for using in entrepreneurship purposes”

The decree was adopted to create favourable conditions for developing private entrepreneurship, further simplifying procedures and speeding up realization of state property and organization of production of competitive goods and services.

In line with the decree, chairperson of the Council of Ministers of Karakalpakstan, governors of regions and Tashkent city received right to adopt decision on realization of non-strategic state property, including on zero redemption price under investment obligations.

The decree envisages creation of favourable conditions and simplification of several procedures on purchasing state property. The renters, who modernized and repaired state property, as well as create new jobs, received primary right to purchase the object.

It is also permitted to sell stat objects if only one proposal received for its purchase. The decree envisages that the privatization sum can be paid within three years.

The decree also banned to request documents from residents of Uzbekistan, excluding application and business plan, at realization of state objects, as well as initiate review or abolishment of privatization results.

The decree also envisages introduction of widely used in international practice forms of realization of public objects such as a primary (IPO) and secondary (SPO) public offering to the population and business entities on the stock exchange.

(Source: UzDaily.com)

International cooperation

Russia ranks first in the number of joint ventures in Uzbekistan in 2016

 “102 companies were established with the participation of Russian resident capital, 95 from the People's Republic of China, 55 - the Republic of Korea, 35 - UK, 33 - Kazakhstan,” reported the press-service of the State Statistics Committee.

Turkey ranks among the top ten states in this indicator with 31 companies, India – with 21, Iran – with 14, Azerbaijan – with 10 enterprises. A total of 503 enterprises with foreign investments were registered in 2016, and their total number exceeded 5,000.

From the territorial point of view, the bulk of companies accounted for Tashkent city - 351, as well as for Tashkent - 48, Samarkand - 19, Andijan – 18, and Ferghana regions - 14.

In terms of economic activity, 237 foreign-owned enterprises were established in the industrial sector, 88 – in trade, 42 – in construction, 25 – in accommodation services and catering, 15 – in agriculture, forestry and fishery, and 7 - in information and communication sector.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

Art

Theater Is Life

The year 2016 for the Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, choreographer, chief director of the Republican Theater of Young Spectators Malika Iskandarova ended on a positive note: the Ministry of Culture and Sport noted the actress and director among the best workers of the year. The Honored Artist told the UT correspondent about her life and the work in the theater.

Why did you decide to devote your life to the theater?

“It all starts with the family. My parents were ballet dancers at the Alisher Navoi Grand Theater. And all my childhood I spent in the theater: I knew each place in the theater, as well as all secret passages. In addition, I always fascinated how the musicians played in the orchestra pit and something magical happened on stage: subtle ballerinas as like beautiful and light butterflies flitted around the stage. Being in the midst of these events, I had no doubts that I would go on this path. But my parents did not want me to have such a fate. Especially my dad was against. He believed that with my character and talents I should become a doctor. So they did not take me to the choreography school, which turned a true tragedy for me. But in my heart I knew that I would become an actress, if not in this theater, then in the other. I thought about drama theater and cinematography.”

You grew up behind the scene. But what about the ‘childhood years’ - playing in the courtyard and chatting with peers?

“One does not interfere with another. Together with my peers we prepared concert for every holiday, whether it was New Year, or March 8, Women’s Day. Apparently, at that time my directorial qualities manifested, because I prepared the program by my own. We built stage using blankets, curtains and other materials at hand and invited the audience. We even painted tickets for the presentation and sold them to our parents, neighbors, friends for a symbolic price, and to the money raised we bought sweets and ice cream.”

Have your childhood dreams come true?

“Wherever I studied or whatever I was, I was always surrounded by theatrical creativity: music, dancing, acting. In school we had drama and dance clubs. Ballroom dancing competitions were held each year, so any student could dance waltz. My school trainer cultivated great love for dance in me - Aleksandr Ozerov.

After school I enrolled at the High School of Circus and Variety Art, choreography department and received the diploma of ballet dancer.

In the year I enrolled in the Institute, the drama theater and cinema actress department (the studio of Nabi Abdurakhmanov), my mentor became the artistic director of the Republican Youth Theater, where he took us all. I believe that we are very lucky, because we all hone our acting skills in the theater. Through daily practice, we began fully perform on stage, starting with the second-third courses at the Institute.”

You played more than 40 roles in theater, a few supporting roles in movies. In addition, in the Youth Theater of Uzbekistan you have produced about 30 plays. How did you become a director?

“The love for dance and choreography, apparently, laid in me on the level of genes. So I was at the same time an actress and choreographer. In 2006, the artistic director of the Republican Theater of Young Spectators Olimjon Salimov invited me as a choreographer. So I stayed in the theater for 10 years. Choreography and working with the actors arose a desire to create own production. The first such production was the performance ‘The Amazing Story’ in 2006.

Of course, director is the profession that requires a certain amount of education. But I was very lucky that my mentor was the Honored Artist of Uzbekistan Nabi Abdurakhmanov, who was trying to give us the most extensive knowledge. In the work of director I also got supported by Bahodir Yuldashev. Together with him we produced a number of stages for the Sharq Taronalari Music Festival. And finally, the continuous development and work on self-improvement are the driving force that has pushed me to the profession of director.

Today, I am a director of four performances: ‘The Amazing Story’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘Boldly Buzzing Fly’, and ‘Wit and Greed’.

Now we continue to work on the production of the Uzbek folk tale ‘Beat, the Club.”

What does the theater mean to you?

“Theater is life, and in many ways. All the important events are related it, and the most of my life I spent within the walls of the theater. In addition, actors, directors and other workers of the scene create a small world under the name ‘theater’, where life flows during performances.

None of the theater workers do not belong to himself/herself, because all share a common cause, in which everyone has a significant role. You can not invoke the bad mood or illness. And the director bears a big responsibility not only for himself/herself or his colleague, but the life on stage.”

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper) 

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