The Russian tourism
Based solely on personal observations during a two-week trip. 1. Korea is the safest country that I have visited. Yes and there is a suspicion that in principle one of…

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The Feast of sake in Japan
This day is not a public holidays. Moreover, some inhabitants of the country do not know about it, however, those who still remember that there is such a holiday, celebrate…

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Korea: Children of morning dew

Drumming open to music fans, the soulful ballads, folk traditions and modern technology show revealed the great potential of the two original cultures: Russian and Korean. So the best Korean teams from Russia, Uzbekistan, the Republic of Korea, Kazakhstan and the DPRK, figures of modern Russian culture presented on stage of the Moscow state music folk theatre «Russian song” presented an amazing show, telling about the history of the Korean people in the Russian land for the last 150 years

“From a good life do not cross the border and don’t go looking for happiness in another country. And we are very grateful that in 1864, Russia took the starving people, who stood on the brink of extinction, accepted with dignity and good. The Koreans were able to repay the gratitude to the country in which they live and work,” said Director of the gala concert Honored artist of Russia Anita Tsoi.

The history of Korean people began in Russia in 60th years of XIX century. Russian Empire after the defeat of China in the Third opium war forced the Chinese government to sign, in 1860, “Beijing Treaty:”. According Continue reading

Culture, traditions and customs of Turkey. • Turkey • Asia • Countries

In Turkey the relations between the sexes have prints of Muslim traditions. Although by law women and men are equal, Turkish women in the society still occupy a secondary position. Women in Turkey are obliged to be faithful wives and caring mothers. To go to work is permitted only if the husband agree.

So far in the provinces you can meet up with polygamy. One husband in some villages may be about six spouse. In such a family the house is divided into two halves: male and female. While each wife should have their own room. The husband is obliged to give gifts and to pay attention equally to each spouse. Any woman can keep his farm, which is a kind of independence.

To go to the mosque decided to close the legs to the knees and no shoes. Women are expected to cover the head. During prayers to mosques are not supposed to not distract the faithful.

The Turks pay great attention to Muslim rituals and ceremonies. Every boy in years 7-12 is held the rite of circumcision, while his parents are preparing for this like for a great holiday. After passing the rite the boy becomes a full member of the community of Muslims.

The Turks from the age of 15 should observe the fast of Ramadan, in the days which you cannot drink, eat, and smell something Continue reading

The culture festival of the countries of the Great silk Road

The Fund Forum participated at the Festival of culture of the countries of the Great silk Road, which passed from 26 to 30 November in Seoul (Republic of Korea). The organizers of the Festival – Cultural center of Korea Foundation, the Foundation of the silk road, national Museum of Korea. The Festival was attended by all the countries of Central Asia, including Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Korea.

The festival was preceded by an exhibition of photographs «Central Asia, celebrated by poets” . lasting from 10 to 21 November, and presented visitors with 190 photographs depicting the traditions, customs and everyday life of residents of the region.

The program of the Festival included performances of the national ensembles of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, duet performance of the song “love Dance” Uzbek traditional wind instrument “Nai” and Korean traditional bagpipes «hagem”.

The Festival programme included two workshops. November 27 – ” Cultural exchange between Korea and Central Asia” . during which the participants were able to discuss the historical ties Continue reading