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“Silk road as the road of dialogue”: new trends in inter-cultural cooperation

A.Sh. Mullaev
80,00 Р

UDC 327(5-19)  


A.Sh. Mullaev is Doctoral Candidate at Institute of History of Academy of Science of the Republic of Uzbekistan e-mail:


Presented is the analysis of international program of UNESCO “Silk Road as the Road of Dialogues”, implemented in the years of 1987–1997. This program is widely used in the context of the Great Silk Road, within the framework of which history and culture of the region are widely studied. Results of this project were very useful and effective for the international scientific community. The article analyzes necessity, relevance and principal results of this international scientific program, based on various sources. At the same time, importance of this program in development of science and education in Uzbekistan is shown. Objective of the article is to reveal the significance of the “Silk Road as the Road of Dialogues” program in development of civilization of countries in Central Asia. Also the article uses historical and comparative analysis, as well as interdisciplinary method.

Key words: Central Asia, history, culture, UNESCO, cooperation, development.



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