Timur Tillyaev

is a business professional affiliated with a market-leading trade and transportation company. Outside of his professional life, Timur Tillyaev is a husband and a father of three children.

His wife is Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, who belongs to a prominent Uzbek family and is known for her dedication to philanthropic work. Mr. Tillyaev married Mrs. Karimova-Tillyaeva in the mid-2000s, after he attended high school in the United States and graduated from Midland University in Nebraska. Since then, he has focused on his work as a shareholder of an international transportation company, while Mrs. …


Timur Tillyaev is a businessman in the international transportation industry. Prior to embarking on his career, Timur Tillyaev attended high school in the United States before earning an undergraduate degree from Midland University, a liberal arts college in Fremont, Nebraska.

After graduating from university, Mr. Tillyaev married Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, a philanthropist from Uzbekistan. Mrs. Karimova-Tillyaeva also attended university, first obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s degree in international law from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy and later studying at Tashkent State University to earn her doctorate in psychology.

While Mr. Tillyaev and his wife are prominent social figures due…


No trip to Uzbekistan would be complete without a visit to the beautiful and historic city of Samarkand. One of the oldest cities in the world — it was founded more than 2,500 years ago, making it roughly the same age as ancient Rome — Samarkand flourished in the 14th and 15th centuries, when it was an important hub of trading along the Silk Road and the proud capital city of the Timurid empire. Today, Samarkand’s many breathtaking buildings and monuments are a testament to the city’s rich cultural legacy and a powerful draw for travelers in search of a…


Uzbekistan’s northwestern region is home to one of the country’s most extraordinary museums. The Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art — also called the Nukus Museum, after its home city, or the Savitsky Collection, after its founder — features one of the world’s largest collections of avant-garde Russian art, as well as a wide range of both contemporary and folk art from Uzbekistan. Indeed, the collection is so impressively broad that the French magazine Telerama has dubbed the museum “the Louvre of the Steppes.” Read on to learn some incredible facts about this fascinating institution.

It was founded by a Russian artist.

It is impossible to separate the…


Offering a unique approach to fragrance, the debut collection of signature scents from the new maison de parfum The Harmonist focuses on creating personal harmony and well-being by drawing on the ancient Chinese principles of feng shui. Read on for more amazing facts about the early days of perfume:

Ancient Egypt

Egyptians are recognized as the first perfumers — According to hieroglyphs that have been found in Egyptian tombs, perfume was being made by ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian peoples as early as 3,000 BCE, meaning perfume has been around for at least 5 millennia! The first “perfume makers” are believed to have…


If you peruse the descriptions of the different signature scents from The Harmonist, a new maison de parfum that draws inspiration for its fragrances from the ancient Chinese philosophy of feng shui, you’ll see references to “top notes,” “middle notes,” and “base notes.” But what exactly do these classifications mean, and how do they relate to the way a perfume smells? Read on for answers to these and other frequently asked questions about fragrance composition.

What are fragrance notes and accords?

There’s a reason why perfumes are often described using musical terminology. Just like a piece of music, a perfume is made up of many different…


A form of traditional Turkic wrestling, kurash has been practiced in the territory of Uzbekistan for around 3,500 years, but it’s only within the last three decades or so that the sport has begun to gain widespread recognition outside of Central Asia. Read on to learn more about this unique martial art that has been dubbed Uzbekistan’s national sport.

Kurash has a long history.

While the exact origins of kurash are not precisely known, there’s little question that it’s among the world’s oldest sports. One of the first historical references to kurash appears in the writings of Herodotus, a Greek historian from the 5th century…


Prior to being declared an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, a cultural landmark or natural wonder must first be placed on what is known as the “tentative list.” This list serves as a sort of nomination process that allows countries to provide UNESCO with information on sites and properties that they feel are deserving of World Heritage status.

Various stakeholders, such as local and regional governments, NGOs, community organizations, and site managers work to prepare countries’ tentative lists. Their goal is to provide UNESCO with details about the nominated sites that demonstrate their universal value. …


The celebration of major family events is a vitally important part of Uzbek culture, and perhaps no event is more important, or more lavishly celebrated, than a wedding. A social milestone that families begin planning for as soon as a child is born, a traditional Uzbek wedding is an impressive and elaborate affair that draws on rites and customs that have remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years. Read on for eight amazing facts about weddings in Uzbekistan.

Because family is such an important aspect of Uzbek culture, everyone from the bride and groom’s families — even the most distant…


A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva serves as the country’s envoy to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and works to promote the historical and cultural heritage of the Central Asian nation. In addition to her role with UNESCO, Karimova-Tillyaeva is a proponent of the importance of sports and education in the development of children. She is also a champion of causes relating to children with disabilities and those without a permanent residence. Since 2005, she has served as the president of the Uzbekistan Gymnastics Federation. In addition, Ms. Karimova-Tillyaeva maintains an active role with three…

Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva is prominent philanthropist and cultural ambassador in her home country.

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