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Remake of famous Soviet film completed

The filming of the remake of the famous Soviet movie "Sluzhebnii Roman" has been completed in Turky, Vesti.az reports.The film took 45 days to complete. Neither the names of the actors nor the director have yet been released so as not to attract snap judgements of a remake of a much-loved Soviet film

All-Armenian performance art forum in Yerevan

Yerevan hosted the all-Armenian performance art forum within the fourth all-Armenian festival ‘Single nation, single culture’, News Armenia reports, citing the press-service of the Ministry of Communities. Minister Granush Akopyan spoke in her speech about the importance of preserving national identity. She offered the organization of dancing and singing contests for individual performers and the establishment of a coordination group to work with the problems of dancing groups.

Second International music festival starts in Baku

A music festival organized with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation started on July 25 in Baku, APA reports.

Commemorative plaque unveiled in Istanbul

A plaque commemorating the White Army and civilians who had to leave Russia during the Civil War of 1918-1920, was unveiled today on the territory of the Russian ambassador’s residence in Turkey,

Iran to launch manned spacecraft

Iran plans on becoming a space power. The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, declared that Tehran intends to launch its first manned spacecraft by 2019.

Archaeological work to begin in Nakhichivan

Archaeological work will start in the autonomous republic of Nakhichivan near the villages of Kengerli and Shahtahti, where the historical complex of Maidantepe is located, reports Trend, citing the ministry for culture of Azerbaijan.

Armenian cultural festival in Kuban

The traditional festival of Armenian culture "The Black Sea dances and sings", dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 90th anniversary of the Tuapsinskiy region of Krasnodar Territory, will be held on July 30-31, News Armenia reports.

First UNESCO-Custo department opened Russia

The first UNESCO-Custo department in Russia has been opened in the university of Rostov-on-Don, Yuga.ru reports. The department unites research work in the spheres of ecology, technology and public sciences.Today only 12 departments of this kind exist in the world. The department will carry out research work in the sphere of preserving natural eco systems.

Dagestan dance company takes part in Italian festival

Young dancers from the Dagestani “Hasavyurt” dance company have participated in the traditional annual festival “Young Russian culture in Italy”, reports RIA-Dagestan. The company opened the festival in Villa Abamelek. Among the guests were the president of the Biennial in Venice, Paolo Baratta, and the art director of the Venice Film Festival, Marco Muller. The festival was initiated in 2001 by the Social and Cultural Initiative Fund and is under patronage of Svetlana Medvedev, wife of the Russian president.

Natik Rasulzade: “A writer should cater only for himself”

Natik Rasulzade: “A writer should cater only for himself”

Sequel to the interview with the Honoured Art Worker and holder of the “Shokhrat” (Glory) order, one of the most popular writers not only in Azerbaijan, but in the whole of Europe, Natik Rasulzade.-What are your childhood memories?

Armenia takes part in Damascus industrial exhibition

Armenia is participating in the 57th international industrial smelting exhibition in Damascus, the press-service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry reports. According to the statement, the Armenian stand is popular among the visitors of the exhibition. Syrian Premier Muhammad Naji al-Otari, members of the government and diplomats visited the stand. In his conversation with Armenian ambassador Arshak Poladyan, the premier expressed satisfaction with the Armenian participation in the exhibition, Armenia Today reports.

Iran finances reconstruction of Armenian cultural monuments

The Iranian authorities care about the historical heritage of Armenia in Iran, historian Samvel Karapetyan said at a news conference, Armenia Today reports.According to him, Iran , unlike Georgia which tries to appropriate Armenian Churches, pays respect and attention to the churches located on its territory. Karapetyan carried out research work on the state of Armenian cultural monuments in some 100 Iranian villages, leading his team to the conclusion that Iranians respect Armenian churches and religious sites.

Armenian moviemakers create association

Cinematographers of Armenian origin from all over the world will create an association, director of the "Golden Apricot" film festival Arutun Hachatryan announced today, RIA Novosti reports.The initiative was proposed by famous French producer and moviemaker of Armenian origin?Alen Terzyan. The main aim of the association is to help younger generations succeed in the cinema industry. It is expected that the issue will be discussed at a meeting with the Armenian premier, and the minister for diasporas and culture.

Azerbaijani Academy of Sciences develops naming system

Azerbaijan will use a new system to list names, Trend reports, citing the director of the Institute of Information Technologies of Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences, Rasim Aliguliyev. He told that names corresponding to the national, cultural and ideological values of Azerbaijan will be added to the ‘green list’ and there will be no limitations to these names. The second category is the ‘yellow list’ - names that sound bad in other languages or could become the subject of taunts.

“Golden Apricot”

“Golden Apricot”

The only successful project in Armenia is cultural

My whole life is a puppet theatre

My whole life is a puppet theatre

Vladikavkaz theatre "Sabi" celebrates its 70th anniversary

7th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival underway

The 7th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival got underway on July 11th. "Mayrig" (Mother) by Henry Verneuil marked the opening of the festival, Panarmenian reports.A traditional apricot-blessing ceremony took place in St. Zoravor's Church on Sunday, prior to the official opening ceremony of the festival.

Armenia celebrates memorial day

On July 12 Armenia celebrates Memorial Day, following the sacred holy day of Vardavar. This day was proclaimed a public holiday, news.am reports.Memorial Day is celebrated five times a year after each of the five Great Holidays of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Azerbaijani carpets recognized as national heritage of Iran

  Azerbaijani carpets were recognized as a national heritage of Iran at a ceremony held in the Petrochemical Palace of Tabriz, Trend reported.Persian rugs are among the most famous in the world, the Iranian Vice President, and Tourism and Protection of Cultural Mo

Jennifer Lopez may have to pay $40 million for cancellation of concert

The organizers of Jennifer Lopez' concert in North Cyprus are going to demand the pop-star pay $40 million for cancellation of a concert that she won't perform for political reasons.The concert was going to take place on July 24th but the star eventually cancelled it, allegedly because of the human rights abuses in North Cyprus.