The Greeks of Tashkent

Photographic Exhibition & Talk
Rare photos from the archive of the Greek Cultural Centre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, document the lives of Greek political refugees who lived for decades in the USSR.
They settled in 14 “Greek towns” and by the 1970s numbered 35,000 individuals. Most returned to Greece after political amnesty was granted in 1981, while some joined relatives in Australia, Canada and the US. Costas Politis, President of the Greek Cultural Centre in Tashkent, will speak about the stories of the Greek political refugees in Central Asia and about the Centre’s current activities. He will be in discussion with Dr Helen Vatsikopoulos during the Greek Australian Writer’s Festival on Sunday 19 May.

Tuesday 14 May – Sunday 19 May 2024
Official Opening Event 6:30 pm Tue 14 May. All welcome.


Luna Studio Art Gallery
465 King Street, Newtown New South Wales 2042
14 May  6:30pm
15 May  12pm –6pm
16 May  12pm –6pm
17 May  12pm –10pm
18 May  12pm –10pm
19 May  12pm –6pm
English / Greek

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