By the way, you can fly to Uzbekistan not only through Tashkent - there are planes to Bukhara and Samarkand, and they cost about 8-10,000 from Moscow. From Nizhny Novgorod, even with connections, it is uncomfortable and expensive, so it is better to go to the capital.
Hotel can be rented from 500 rubles, so that a trip to Uzbekistan can be not only very informative, but also extremely budget-friendly. Money here is Uzbek sum, the exchange rate of 1 ruble = 200 sums, so that all purchases will be in thousands and millions. So, who here wanted to become a millionaire?