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Several villages in the Ismailli district of Azerbaijan have sufferedmudslides, caused by heavy rains. The biggest mudslides wereregistered in the villages of Galadzhyk, Istisu, Chaygoshuvan andBuynuz, Trend reports.

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70th anniversary of Great Patriotic War

June 22nd,1941, is one of the saddest dates in the history of all the former Soviet republics. In the Great Patriotic War, the bloodiest war of the XXth century, Russia lost 26,549,000 people. The council of the heads of the CIS countries adopted an address of the countries of the Commonwealth to the nations of the CIS and the international community on the 70th anniversary of the start of the Great Patriotic War.

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According to the representative of the National Academy of Geodynamics and Earthquake Sciences of Azerbaijan, Fakhridin Gadirov, earthquake-prone sections of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline have been detected, and now preventative measures are being carried out, Business Georgia reports. Gadirov states that a system of microquake and regional monitoring will be used along the pipeline.

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On Wednesday the Federation Council of Russia ratified the agreement between Moscow and Baku on marking their mutual land border from the point of juncture of the Russian, Azeri and Georgian national borders to the Caspian Sea, RIA Novosti reports.The border line coincides with the former administrative border between the Dagestani ASSR and the Azeri ASSR.The agreement was signed in Baku on September 3rd, 2010. Russia is the first country with which Azerbaijan has signed an agreement on its border.

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Several settlements in Azerbaijan are going to lose domestic gas supply due to annual maintenance, Azerbaijani news agency Trend cites the statement by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR).According to SOCAR, the regular works include preventative maintenance of the Garadag-Sumgayyt and Sumgayyt-Yashma gas pipelines.

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