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Saydulla Madaminov – Life of a veteran




The 4th Commander of Uzbekistan Air and Air Defence Forces, a 3rd, 2nd, 1st class of military pilot with a ‘Pilot Sniper’ badge, a squadron leader, serving as the Commander of the 735th Aviation Regiment, or doing international visits as Commander of the Uzbek Air Force to Turkey, US, Russia, UK, and Italy, Colonel Madaminov has it all have the title of a veteran. He has experienced the scent of what the Air Force Mission truly circumscribes. 

Saydulla Abdukuddusovich Madaminov is a retired colonel of Uzbekistan who also served as the 4th commander of Uzbekistan Air and Air Defence Forces from 2001 to 2003.

 Born to be in the Air Force

Saydullah Madaminov was born in 1957, in Osh, Kirghiz SSR. His career, life, and battles have set a list of achievements and have made him an inspirational role model for generations to come in the Air Force. 

He received his education from Yeisk Higher Military Aviation Institute (EVVAUL) from 1974 to 1978. He was sent to the Transbaikal Military District upon graduation, where he joined the 23rd Air Army, first at Step and then at Dzhida in 1980. In 1982, he was promoted to flight commander. In 1983, he got transferred to Brand Airbase in East Germany to join the GSFG. By 1987, he rose to become a squadron leader.

Undeniable contributions 

Saydullah earned an additional military degree from the Gagarin Air Force Academy in Monino from 1988 to mid-1991. After successfully acquiring his second tertiary degree. Saydullah, as a powerful force, didn’t stop there; there was still more to come for him. He then continued his Soviet Military Service at the Turkestan Military District. Then came the summer of 1991, when he arrived at the Khanabad Air Base and became the Chief of staff and the First Deputy to the Commander of the 735th Aviation Regiment. After the collapse of the USSR, by 1993, the Soviet Military Authority went downhill in Uzbekistan, ultimately leading to the appointment of Saydullah as the Commander of the 735th aviation regiment, which in August of 1995 was re-named the 60th Aviation Regiment of the then newly formed Uzbek Air Defence Forces. The freshly established Uzbek military was re-arranged. Khanabad Air Base became the most extensive air force base in the country.

Cementing the legacy

The mid-90s saw the emergence of the Tajik Civil War, which embroiled the Uzbek Air Force; Colonel Madaminov successfully carried out over 120 sorties targeting the Islamic extremist. Then in the late 90s, he participated in military operations, successfully neutralizing the IMU fighters who had taken over some mountainous areas in the northern Surxondaryo and launched an incursion into the Batken and Osh regions of Kyrgyzstan.

In March 1999, the Ministry of Defense transferred Saydulla to the capital Tashkent, where he was promoted to the Deputy Commander of the Uzbek Air and Air Defence Forces. In October 2001, by decree of President Islam Karimov, Colonel Madaminov was appointed the Commander of the Uzbekistan Air and Air Defence Forces. He executed that role until late 2003. After that, his journey as a senior military advisor and inspector for the Ministry of Defense of Uzbekistan began. Saydullah retired from the Military in August 2007. 

Colonel Saydulla had received Medal “For Distinction in Military Service” and “Jasorat.” He received the “Shon-Sharaf Order,” or The Order of Glory, for his devotion and courage in defending the country and strengthening Uzbekistan’s defense and national security. 

Throughout his career, he has mastered aircraft including L-29, L-39, MiG-15, MiG-17, MiG-23, Su-7, Su-17, Su-24, An-26, and Yak-42. He has taken 10,274 flights and spent total flight hours of 4072 during military service and 770 in commercial aviation.

Legacy Continues

After retiring from the military, Saydulla turned to civil aviation. He worked as a Yak 42 Captain for Tulpar Air from 2011 and 2013. Initially, he was located in Kazan but later relocated to Vnukovo Airport in Moscow. Before fully retiring from all aviation work and moving back to Uzbekistan, Saydullah became the Deputy Head of Gosaviandzor for the North Caucasian Federal District in 2014. He worked from the Mineralnye Vody Airport and held that position until late 2021. 

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Sustainable Animal Management Practices for Small Farms: Minimizing Environmental Impact and Maximizing Profits




Small farms play a vital role in our food system, providing locally-grown produce and meat to communities across the country. However, these farms face challenges in terms of sustainable animal management, as they may lack the resources and infrastructure of larger operations. In this article, we will discuss some sustainable animal management practices that small farms can adopt to minimize their environmental impact and maximize their profits.

Implementing a Rotational Grazing System

One issue that small farms may face is managing the waste produced by their livestock. Manure and other by-products can contribute to air and water pollution if not properly managed. One strategy for addressing this issue is to implement a rotational grazing system. This involves dividing a pasture into several smaller sections and rotating the livestock between them. This allows the animals to graze on fresh grass while also allowing the grass to recover and reducing the amount of manure in any one area. The benefits of this system include improved soil health, increased biodiversity, and reduced need for chemical fertilizers.

Using Natural Remedies and Preventative Measures

Another sustainable animal management practice for small farms is to use natural remedies and preventative measures to reduce the need for antibiotics and other medications. For example, probiotics and essential oils can be used to promote gut health in livestock, while natural fly repellents can help keep pests at bay. This not only reduces the use of antibiotics and other chemicals but can also improve the overall health and well-being of the animals. Moreover, animals that are raised naturally and without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones may fetch higher prices in the market.

Investing in Efficient Infrastructure

In terms of infrastructure, small farms can benefit from investing in equipment and facilities that are designed to be efficient and low impact. For example, a cattle gate system can be used to manage the movement of livestock between pastures without the need for manual labor. This system involves a series of gates and fences that can be opened and closed remotely, allowing the farmer to easily move the animals to different areas of the farm. This reduces the amount of time and energy required to manage the livestock, while also minimizing the risk of injury to both the animals and the farmer. Similarly, investing in solar-powered water pumps, energy-efficient lighting, and eco-friendly insulation can help reduce the farm’s energy costs and carbon footprint.

Collaborating with Other Farmers

Small farmers can also benefit from networking with other farmers and industry professionals to share knowledge and resources. This can include attending workshops and conferences, joining farmer networks and associations, and connecting with other farmers online. By working together and sharing ideas, small farmers can learn from each other and develop sustainable animal management practices that are tailored to their specific needs and resources. Moreover, collaborating with other farmers can help small farms gain access to new markets, shared resources such as equipment, and increased bargaining power with suppliers and buyers.


In conclusion, sustainable animal management practices are crucial for small farms to minimize their environmental impact and maximize their profits. By implementing strategies such as rotational grazing, natural remedies, efficient infrastructure, and networking with other farmers, small farms can thrive while also contributing to a more sustainable and resilient food system. And with tools like the cattle gate system, small farmers can manage their livestock with ease and efficiency, allowing them to focus on what really matters: growing healthy, happy animals and producing high-quality, locally grown food.

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