Juche Fest 2005

by Nathan Hamm on 6/21/2005 · 5 comments

Tashkent just had itself a charming little festival for youth called “[The] Uzbek nation will never depend on anybody.”

The youth patriotic festival titled “Uzbek nation will never depend on anybody” gathered over 8,000 people at the stadium of National Bank of Uzbekistan.

It was organized by the ministries of culture and sports, higher and middle specialized education and people’s education, as well as Kamolot public youth movement, Tashkent city administration, Uzbeknavo music union, Uzbek TV and radio company and Terra Group.

Young poets and artists took part at the festival with their patriotic songs on motherland, independence and youth.


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Major John June 21, 2005 at 4:51 pm

Were they carrying giant portraits of Great Leader too? Cripes…

Bill Walsh June 21, 2005 at 5:45 pm

Cripes, what’s next, an Arch of Neutrality?

ilhom aka June 21, 2005 at 11:20 pm

terra group is owned by gulnora karimova, the president’s daughter

Kisa June 21, 2005 at 11:59 pm

Agony Agony Agony!!!!

What did they do? Dressed SNB as the youth? or dragged them all under the gunpoint?
Its true, Terra Group is owned by Gulnora Karimova

david_walther June 22, 2005 at 12:44 am

i think i saw them going to it… it was completely planned out. they brought the police out to stop traffic for the busses that they had packed the kids into, and they gave them uzbek flags to wave as they passed by all the stopped traffic. i thought it was kids going to camp, i wondered why the hell they had the flags…

fascinating and frightening. and it was just down the street from me… wish i would have known.

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