Authors of the fifth issue of the newspaper—artists and writers from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan—will speak about combining creative work with low paid unskilled jobs in Moscow during an yr-kese—a traditional Kyrgyz tea ceremony with songs.
Nasreddin in Russia is a multi-language publication for people who have come to Russia looking for work. It is based on weekly meetings and contests for the best joke in the spirit of Nasreddin Hodja, a character who appears in numerous anecdotes in Islamic cultures. The first issue of Nasreddin in Russia was published in 2014.
The 5th issue was produced with the support of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the exhibition project Bureau des transmissions, which was shown at the Museum from March 7 to May 15, 2019. In spring 2019, Garage hosted a tea ceremony devoted to the planned publication of the issue.