Authors Olga Zhitlina & Alejandro Ramirez

The work has been made as part of the project of the cultural centre “Bactria” “Artist – Society”. On the 6th of October 2011 the authors met at the Gafurov airport near the ancient town of Khujand (the present Leninabad) to find a certain person. For several weeks they travelled across the Sogdian region of Tajikistan trying to trace him. The man in question is Khodja Nasreddin. They need him as a key to mystifications, censorship and oblivion to understand the present developments. They suspect that his humour can become the most powerful geopolitical weapon of the 21st century.