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Georgian Patriarchate's TV channel resumes broadcasts

The TV channel 'Ertsulovneba' (Unanimity) of the Patriarchate of Georgia has resumed broadcasting as a result of negotiations, Trend reports. One of the main conditions was recovery of debts to the TV company 'Evrika', on whose frequency 'Ertsulovneba' broadcasts.

Georgian culture festival in Azerbaijan

Georgian culture festival in Azerbaijan

The Central Exhibition of Sattar Bukhlulzade has opened the Georgian culture festival. According to APA, the festival started with an exhibition of a well-known Georgian artist Rusudan Petviashvili. The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Adalyat Veliyev, appreciated the event.The festival will end on June 24th. The Georgian Deputy Minister of Culture, Memorial Protection and Sport, Marine Chogoshvili, expressed satisfaction with the cooperation with Azerbaijan.

First International Silkroad Festival in Sheki

The union of Azerbaijani composers held a press-conference with theparticipation of the union’s chairman, Frangiz Alizade, where it wasannounced that the First International Music Festival ‘Silkroad’ willbe held in the Azerbaijani city of Sheki from June 27th to July 1st, reports.

Azerbaijani minister for culture meets Georgian delegation

Azerbaijani minister for Culture Abulfas Karaev has met with a Georgian delegation, which has arrived in Baku in order to participate in Georgian cultural events in Azerbaijan, reports.The meeting saw discussion of bilateral cooperation in the sphere of culture. The minister noted that, within the framework of the festival, representatives of different confessions will have the opportunity to establish ties and reach mutual understanding.

International Georgian-Russian poetry festival begins in Tbilisi

The festive events are starting today in Tbilisi, after which they will take place in Rustavi, Kutaisi, Poti, Batumi and Kobuleti until June 29th, RIA Novosti reports, with reference to the chairman of the International Federation of Russian-speaking writers Oleg Volovik.More than 60 participants from 27 countries will take part in the festival, the main theme of which is the 65th anniversary of victory in World War II, so the motto of the festival is "A world of poetry is a world without war".

State Film Funds of Russia and Azerbaijan will cooperate

The State Film Fund Of Azerbaijan and the Russian State Fund of Video and Poto Documents have signed an agreement on mutual cooperation, the director of the Azerbaijano State Film Fund Dzamil Guliyev said, TV channel ANS reports.The cooperation provides for advice on and monitoring of archive documentation searches and the restoration and preservation of various films.

CIS devotes 2011 to history and cultural heritage

The program for next year, which has been declared a year of history and cultural heritage in the CIS states, has been discussed in Minsk, Novosti Armenia reports.The meeting discussed implementation of events devoted to the year of Science in the Commonwealth, preparation for the 5th Forum of artistic and scientific communities and the forthcoming CIS 20th anniversary celebrations.

Armenian president signs amendments to law on mass media

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan signed a law introducing amendments to the law on television and radio, Panorama reports, citing the presidential press-service.On June 10th Armenia passed a law in the second reading switching television and radio to digital broadcasting. Yerevan will have 18 TV channels and 12 radio stations broadcasting in digital format, the regions will have 9 TV channels and 4 radio stations. Switching to digital broadcasting is necessary to meet EU directives.

Georgian TV company to broadcast using Russian satellite

The Georgian TV company ‘Maestro’ concluded an agreement with theRussian company ‘Mir’ on broadcasting using a Russian satellite. Thehead of ‘Maestro’, Kakhi Bekauri, said that the company did not thinkabout politics, News Georgia reports.Bekauri said that they would have liked to broadcast using Turksat,because all the Georgian TV channels use it. But all the Georgianchannels said that if ‘Maestro’ starts using Turksat they will findthemselves a different satellite.

Exhibition on Karabakh opened in Baku

Within the framework of celebrating the 90th anniversary of Azerbaijani State Museum of History, the museum opened an exhibition ‘Karabakh – ancient center of Azerbaijan’, Trend reports.The exhibition will demonstrate ancient items from of Karabakh, its culture. There will also be a conference on ‘The role of museum in studying Azerbaijani history’, participated by heads of Azerbaijani museums from various regions.

Austrian library to be opened in Baku

An Austrian library will be opened in the Azerbaijani University ofLanguages, Trend reports.For this purpose, the University and the Austrian Embassy inAzerbaijan will sign an agreement on June 17. According to thedocument, the new library will receive about 3,000 books.

Documentary about Frunzik Mkrtchan on Russian TV

Russian Channel One will show a new documentary about an actor anddirector Mger Mkrtchan (Frunzik Mkrtchan) on July 4, News Armeniareports, citing Armenian Minister of Culture Asmik Pogosyan.Mkrtchan became famous after the film 'Mimino' which was filmed on theterritory of Armenia and Moscow with the participation of manywell-known actors.The minister noted that the documentary lasts for 30-40 minutes.

Most ancient shoe to be exhibited in Armenian History Museum

In a couple of days the general public will have an opportunity to seethe most ancient known shoe in the world, exhibited in the ArmenianHistory Museum, the director of the Archeological and EthnographicResearch Center of the Armenian Academy of Sciences, Pavel Avetisyan,said, Armenia Today reports.According to him the well-preserved shoe was found during a jointArmenian-Irish archeological expedition on the banks of the Arfa Riverin 2008. The time of the shoe's make dates back to 3600-3500 B.C. The

Caucasian culture festival in Turkey

A festival of the cultures of the Caucasus has taken place in the Turkish city of Bursa. Representatives of the Caucasian diasporas participated in the event, TRT reports.Exhibitions of souvenirs, traditional dress and artwork were organized, films screened and theatre performances held.

Oil and gas potential of the Caspian and Black Seas to be studied

A delegation from the Institute of Geology of the Azerbaijani Academy Shevchenko University of Kiev and the Scientific Technological Center in Ukraine, reports.The sides have developed some common projects and are going to apply for grants from the EU. One of the projects is a project studying the oil and gas resources of the Caspian and Black Seas.

Tbilisi hosts beer fest

The first Tbilisi beer festival, organized by the company'Natakhtari', will take place on the Square of Roses on June12th-13th, Trend reports.The official opening ceremony will start at 01.00 AM Local Time,following a fancy dress parade, which top Georgian officials andforeign diplomats will attend. Visitors to the beer festival will alsobe able to watch World Cup matches on a huge screen in the square.

Armenia prepares to start digital TV broadcasting

The Armenian parliament has passed amendments on the law on televisionand radio in the final reading, clearing the way for a switch todigital TV and radio broadcasting, Armenia News reports.Switching to digital broadcasting is obligatory to join the EU. Thechangeover will finish on July 20, 2013. Yerevan will have 18 TVchannels and 12 radio stations with digital broadcasting in Yerevan, 9and 4 in the regions.

'Silk road Azerbaijan' festival to be held in Houston

The 'Silk road Azerbaijan' festival will be held in Houston (USA) nestyear, reports, citing the president of the Association of theTwin-cities of Houston, Irada Akhundova.The festival is held in Houston annually. Azerbaijan plans anexhibition in Houston and a program of Azerbaijani opera.

Soloists of Bolshoi Theatre to give performance in Baku

There will be a gala-concert with soloists of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia on June 17th in the Azerbaijani State Academic theatre of opera and ballet, Vesti.Az reports.Soloists such as Dmitry Beloselsky, Yelena Manistina, Elchin Azizov and Dinara Aliyeva will take part in the concert.

Georgian literature week started in Armenia

Georgian literature week has started in Armenia today until June 12th,News Armenia reports.Two Georgian literary collections were translated: the Anthology ofModern Georgian literature, consisting of 15 modern Georgian prosewriters, and a collection ‘Tears of the Sun’ with lyrics by MagvalyGonashvili, the head of the Armenian writers’ union, Levon Ananyan,said on Tuesday. ‘Tears of the Sun’ was presented in the Armenian cityof Giumri on June 10th, the anthology was presented in Yerevan on June11th.