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The 5th International Competition of Singers organized by the Ministryof Culture and Tourism together with the Bulbul foundation begins on November 16 in Baku.  Winners will receive diplomas and cash prizes amounting to $10000 for the Grand-Prix, $5000 for the 1st  place, $3000 for the 2nd place,$2000 for the 3rd  place and $1000 for the 4th place. Special prizes will also be awarded to the best tenor, best performer of a song from Bulbul's repertory and to the best accompanist.Ramin Naziyev, Baku, exclusively for "Vestnik Kavkaza"

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Love in Batumi

Georgia's internet users are all discussing the new attraction in the Georgian city of Batumi at the moment, a metal sculpture entitled "Love" by Tamar Kvesitadze

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The Azerbaijani Film Festival, which was scheduled to start today, hasbeen disrupted in Yerevan. As the organizer of the festival, thechairman of the Caucasian Centre for Peace Initiatives Georgy Vaniansaid, the owner of the theatre refused to rent the space to thefestival at the last moment, 1news.az reports, referring to the“Azatyutyun” radio station.On the eve of the event, Georgy Vanian announced that the filmsscheduled to be shown at the festival will have nothing to do with thetopic of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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A fiction movie about relations between Moscow and Tbilisi is going to be shot, Trend reports.Also, the newspaper "Moscow-Tbilisi" is being published again.In the near future a group of young Georgians will visit Russia to see how their compatriots live there.  

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The head of the Rostov Region, Vasily Golubev, has visited theNational Academy of Sciences in Armenia, where he met members of theAcademy’s presidium, Yuga.ru reports.Golubev expressed confidence that the cooperation agreement that theRostov Region and the Armenian government plan to sign will improveties between the two peoples, including cooperation in the sciencesphere.

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Yerevan will host an Azerbaijani film festival on November 12-13,organized by the Caucasian Center for Peacekeeping Initiatives. TheArmenian press report that the competition program contains 4 films –one documentary and 3 feature films, ANS TV channel said.

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The Azerbaijani film ‘Heritage’, awarded at the XXX VGIK InternationalFestival, has been invited to the XIII International Festival‘Debashirfilm’ held in Saint-Petersburg on November 11-14. Thedirector of the film, Fariz Ahmedov, studies at VGIK (the All-RussianState University of Cinematography) in Proshkin’s workshop, sent bythe Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan. Esmira Eyub is thecreator of the screenplay.

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A pilot version of a large-scale internet portal about theatre has been presented today in the terms of the international theatrical conference "World Theater Processes in the XXI century: perspectives and alternatives" in Azerbaijan, Trend reports."The site aims at uniting all 27 state theatres of Azerbaijan, which means every theatre would have its own web page," the project's author, editor-in-chief of the journal "Musigi Dunyasy", Professor Tariel Mamedov.

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The official opening of the Baku International Theatre Conference tookplace today at the National Academic Theatre, with the support of theMinistry of Culture and Tourism. The conference started its work onthe 8th of November and is dedicated to the problems of moderntheatre.APA reports that the conference was attended by over 70 theatreprofessionals from 30 countries.The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Abulfaz Garayev, noted in hisspeech at the conference that theatre in Azerbaijan has long

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The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has urged the population of therepublic to render all possible assistance in the restoration ofmedieval towers of historical value located in the region.“There is no difference, how big or small the tower is: all of themrepresent for us an historical value. Every stone of these towerscarries information about the history of our nation. Every citizen ofthe republic can take part in the preservation and restoration ofhistoric towers. We must preserve our history and pass these unique

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A Days of Georgian Culture festival will take place in Italy fromNovember 15 to 19, Georgia Online reports.A symphonic concert will take place in Rome as a part of the festival.The works of the Georgian composer Giya Kancheli will be presented atthe concert.A stand prepared by the Department of Georgian Tourism will bepresented in the auditorium of Rome in the framework of the Days ofGeorgia. The tasting of Georgian wines will also take place.

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The first international congress "Cultural and Musical Heritage" will take place in Ankara. The first ladies of several countries will participate in the event and discuss the role of mothers in the world, Trend cites the Turkish agency Anadolu.Famous musicians, composers and artists are also expected to take part in the congress.

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Tehran will host the first transport exhibition on December 2-5, Iran News reports, citing ISNA.The first transport exhibition will be held to improve cooperation between private and state sectors, invite investments, demonstrate opportunities of transport and use the available resources with maximum efficiency, implementing modern technologies.Expositions will be split into four sections: railroad, car, naval and air transport.

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CAUCASUS TEA TO FIGHT COLD

Winter is at hand, with its snowfalls, holiday and... incessant cold. Use this tea as natural remedy against catching cold, as South Caucasus peoples do!

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