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Georgia announces its bid for 2019 Oscars

Filmmaker Zaza Khalvashi’s Namme will be Georgia’s bid for the next Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film, after a jury team in Tbilisi announced the feature as winner of a national contest. The …

Golden Erdogan statue erected in German city

A golden effigy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was erected in a central German city as part of an art festival whose motto is “bad news.” The larger-than-life statue in Wiesbaden depicts Erdogan …

Kusturica falls in love with Crimea

After a walk through Bakhchisarai and performances in the cellar of the 17th-century Karaite estate in Chaush-Kobasy in Crimea, Serbian film director and musician Emir Kusturica declared that he fell in love with Crimea and expressed a desire to …

Mashuk Forum can become year-round

The authorities of the Stavropol Territory plan to create a permanent all-the-year-round platform for the North Caucasus  Mashuk Youth Forum. This idea is considered by the authorities of Stavropol, " forum's director Dmitry …

Georgia to host Italian opera Festival Verdi

Italy's opera Festival Verdi will be hosted in Georgian cities, after the Tbilisi Opera and State Ballet Theatre signed a deal with Italy's celebrated Teatro Regio di Parma. The Italian company, official holders of the license …

Muslim Magomayev was born 76 years ago

The outstanding Azerbaijani and Russian singer, composer, People's Artist of the USSR Muslim Magomayev would have marked his 76th birthday today. He achieved iconic status in Russia and the post-Soviet countries, …

Tashmaydan park in Belgrade

Tashmaydan park is one of the most famous places in the capital of Serbia. Saltpeter mines were located in this place during in the times of the Ottoman Empire. In 2010, park was reconstructed thanks to financial support of …