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The Azerbaijani Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology is going to start excavations on the territory of 8 ancient settlements, Trend reports.The remains of the ancient settlements were found in Sheki-Gakh-Oguz region last autumn. All the settlements were inhabited in the Iron Age.

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 Armenia will celebrate the World Dance Day with the concert of the Theatre “Dance and Soul" of Sophie Devoyan, which will be held on April 30. This was reported by the founder and artistic director of Theater, Honored Artist of Armenia, the choreographer, actress Sophia Devoyan in the international press center during a video bridge Yerevan-Moscow-Chisinau, Tbilisi, on the theme: "World Dance Day. The language of dance knows no boundaries," reports Novosti-Armenia.

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The Baku Expo Center is hosting the tourism exhibition AITF 2011 on April 28-30, Edward Stroon, regional director of the ITE Group and organizer of the exhibition, said on Wednesday, Trend reports. It is the 10th such exhibition. The first AITF opened in 2002, with the participation of 26 companies from 5 states. AITF-2011 will see 230 companies from 24 states. 61 tourism trends will be demonstrated.

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 Baku started works to reconstruct of the monument “Maiden Tower " and to preserve the museum, ANS PRESS reports citing State Administration of historical and architectural reserve "Old city".The work will be carried out by foreign and local experts, headed by the renowned Austrian specialist  Erich Pummerom. 

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The famous Russian actor Mikhail Kozakov died on Friday after a long illness, Oleg Basilashvili announced on radio station Ekho Moskvy.Earlier, the media reported that the 76-year-old actor was in an Israeli hospital near Tel Aviv.

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The Dagestani port of Kaspiysk will host an exhibition of modern art called “The North Caucasus Biennale” today, RIA Novosti cites the author and supervisor of the project, Jamilya Dagirov, director of the art-center Pervaya Galeraya - Museum ofModern Art.

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The Russian-Turkish Educational Scientific Center of the Russian State Humanitarian University (RSHU), has presented the book “Turkey - USSR: from coup to collapse (1980-1991).” Its author is the Azerbaijani historian, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Musa Gasimli. The research is based on archival material from Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan and the US.

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Farah Aliyeva: "Interest in mugham is due to its depth and philosophical orientation"

The second International Mugam Music Festival has finished in Baku. Mugam is believed to be an ancient eastern tradition, which requires a performer of exceptional musical memory and hearing, with the ability to improvise and compositional talent. Doctor of Arts and deputy head of the Arts Department at the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Habil Aliyev Farah, talks to VK` about the peculiarities of the musical arts festival in Baku.- Can we say that mugham is now having its second birth?

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Azerbaijan, Russia and China develop joint film projects

Azerbaijan, Russia and China are going to carry out joint film projects. “The authorities of our countries do a lot for political and economic development, but it won’t be possible without cultural ties,” the president of Eurasian Television and Radio Academy, Valery Ruzin, stated at a press conference in Baku,

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