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Students of Moscow State University meet head of news agency Trend

The Moscow State University has held a meeting of students with the head of the Azerbaijani news agency, Trend. Ilgar Guseynov and the students discussed issues of Russian-Azerbaijani cooperation in information exchange, the upcoming parliament elections in Azerbaijan and humanitarian cooperation between the two countries.The Editor-in-Chief of Vestnik Kavkaza, Alexey Vlasov, was also at the meeting.

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The first Sunday of March has been declared National Heritage Day in Georgia, NewsGeorgia reports. No museums or galleries will charge entry fees, said the Culture Minister of Georgia. He also mentioned that this celebration will become an annual event.

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25-year old Armenian Marina Avetyan has won a beauty contest inTurkey. The international tourism beauty contest was organized by aTurkish tour operator Jolly Tur in the coastal city Bodrum, ArmeniaToday reports.The second place was given to the 22-year old Ukrainian Anna Boyko andthe third place to the 26-year old German Nina Rittinghaus.

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The Dagestani State Pedagogical University will hold ascientific-practical conference on corruption and drug-traffickingissues on September 29. The Russian Federal Drug Control Service inDagestan and the university are the organizers of the conference, RIADagestan reports, citing the head of the scientific researchdepartment of the university, Zakir Alikhanov.

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International theatre festival openes today in Marjanishvili Drama Theatre in Georgia, Novosti Gruzia cites the press service of the Georgian Ministry of Culture.In the framework of the festival Georgia will be visited by the troupes from England, Korea, Germany, Croatia, France, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Sweden, and Poland.The festival was esteblished in 2009 by the Tbilisi's city hall.

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Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President to the North Caucasian Federal District, Alexander Khloponin, announced his intention to fulfil the joint project of the North Caucasian Federal office and the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, aimed at creating a federal North Caucasus TV channel, RIA Novosti reports. The channel will broadcast not only in the North Caucasian Federal District, but in all regions of the Russian Federation.

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The North Ossetian State Academic Drama Theater of Tkhapsayev beganperformances in Tskhinvali on September 22, IA ‘Res’ reports.The performances will end on September 29 with a premiere performancefeaturing well-known actors such as Kazbek Suanov, Svetlana Medoyeva,Irina Jasokhova, Robert Bitayev and others.

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On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of South Ossetia the song and dance company of the Privolzhsky regional Russian Interior Ministry forces has organised a concert for the inhabitants of Tskhinvali and Russian soldiers, Res reports.

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On the 25th of September the Days of Azerbaijani festival will start in Iran, with Azerbaijani Culture Minister Abulfas Karayev visiting the country, Trend reports.Many events are planned to take place over the course of the festival, including musical concerts and book and photographic exhibitions.

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Yerevan will host discussions on new tendencies in Russian policy inthe Caucasus, threats and opportunities, News Armenia reports, citingthe Institute of the Caucasus.The round-table talks have been organized by the Institute of theCaucasus and the bureau of the Henrich Bell Fund in the South Caucasusin the framework of expert seminars and public discussions, aimed athighlighting topical problems of regional and internationaldevelopment.

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