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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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Theatres in Azerbaijan will be renamed, APA reports, citing theMinister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev.The minister noted that they are preparing new names for theatresbecause old names contain notions of Soviet ideology. This alsoincludes concert halls.

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20 year old Dea Arakishvili from Tbilisi has won the final of thenational contest 'Miss Georgia - 2010' held in Batumi. 24 year old EkaGurtskaya from Tbilisi became the first vice-miss, the secondvice-miss is 19 year old Nata Bakhtadze from Tbilisi, News georgia reports.The final was held in the 'Sheraton' hotel. 23 girls from all Georgiaparticipated. The judges were headed by Giorgi Gogichaishvili.

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Oleg Khabalov: “Peoples do not wage war against each other”

Cultural figures do not share their points of view on the complicated Caucasian situation very often. Perhaps this is because they treat these issues in a more cautious and thoughtful manner than politicians. Their opinions may be less competent, but they are definitely more sincere. Oleg Khabalov, People’s Artist of Russia and North Ossetia, director and actor of the Romen Theatre in Moscow, also well known for his appearances in various films, gives an interview to VK.

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Uzeir Gajibeyli festival is now being held in Azerbaijan, 1news.az reports. The festival celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of the famous musician. A celebration is taking place in Heydar Aliyev's Palace in Baku.The festival, devoted to the outstanding musician and opera composer, was attended by prominent musicians from Azerbaijan and other countries, such as Russia and Kazakhstan.

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The spokesman of Armenian President, Armen Arzumanyan, declared today that, taking into consideration the active discussions over the law On Television and Radio, as well as opinions voiced by political figures and NGOs, President Sargsyan has proposed creating an operational group, headed by the Ombudsman of the Republic of Armenia, to complete the activities on legislative regulation of the process of TV broadcasting digitalization, Aysor reports.

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International festival of Muslim cinema opens in KazanAn international festival of Muslim cinema will be open in Kazan onWednesday - there will be screenings of 80 films from 28 countries,RIA Novosti reports.The sixth Kazan international festival of Muslim cinema is held in thecapital of Tatarstan from September 15 to 19.60 countries will take part, including Iran, Egypt, Russia, India,France, USA, Algieria, Jordan, Norway, Palestine, Italy, UK andothers.

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Recently constructed Olympic buildings in Sochi - the museum of Olympic glory, and the press-center and conference hall of the Olympic Games 2014 - were awarded second prize at the Green Awards contest, RIA Novosti reports.The Green Awards contest shows that ecological development is an topical and feasible task, a representative of Olimpstroi said. 

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