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Russian filmmaker Stanislav Govorukhin passes away

Well-known Russian film director and Chairman of the State Duma Culture Committee Stanislav Govorukhin passed away at 10:37 Moscow time at the Barvikha Sanatorium outside Moscow, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav …

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Ramadan Tent. Azerbaijani evening 2018

For more than ten years, the annual cultural and charity project, the Ramadan Tent, has been held in Moscow. This event is the embodiment of the true Muslim hospitality. Today, the Day of Azerbaijan organized by the Representation of the Heydar …

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2mn-year-old elephant teeth fossils found in Iran

Two Quaternary Period fossils of elephant teeth, as old as two million years, were discovered in Ardebil Province, northwestern Iran, the head of Natural History and Genetic Resources Bureau of Ardebil Province Tahereh …

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Zhara festival among TOP 3 open-air CIS festivals

International music festival Zhara was included in the rating of the best open-air festivals of CIS countries this summer. According to the  analytical agency TurStat, the Rock for Bobrov festivals in Minsk (Belarus), …

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Muslims around the world to celebrate Night of Decree

Muslims all over the world will spend the night from 11 to 12 June in prayer. The Night of Decree or Laylat Al Qadr is celebrated every year at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Official festive events timed to Laylat Al Qadr …

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Nargiz Pashayeva awarded "Stars of Commonwealth"

The Council for awarding the CIS Commonwealth Star Award for outstanding achievements in art, science and education named the laureates of 2017, the press service of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of the CIS member states …

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Iran's culture minister to visit Azerbaijan

Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Sayyid Muhammad Husseini will visit Azerbaijan, the Iranian Embassy in Baku said, Trend reports. Husseini will participate in the opening ceremony of the Iranian …

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Director Kira Muratova passes away

Kira Muratova, one of the Russian-speaking world's most influential filmmakers, passes away. She was 83. Muratova died in Odessa, Ukraine, where she had lived and worked for many years, her husband, Yevgeny …

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Baku marks Pushkin's birthday and Russian Language Day

On Baku 6, Baku is marking the birthday of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, who is considered the founder of the modern Russian literary language, as well as the Russian Language Day. Participants of the event laid flowers to …

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Summer Jazz Days festival kicks off in Azerbaijan

New jazz project Baku Summer Jazz Days kicked off at the International Mugham Center on June 4.  The festival was organized by the producer agency Premier Art Management jointly with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. …

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Jews: nationality determined by mother

Today, when most of the world's countries are more or less multinational, during study of interethnic relations issues experts ask what does "nationality" mean, is it political, social or biological concept. In …

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