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Ilham Aliyev awards Mikhail Shvydkoy

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to award “The honorary diploma of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan” to Mikhail Yefimovich Shvydkoy for his fruitful services …

EMIN to give concert in Baku

Heydar Aliyev Palace will host a solo concert of famous pop singer, People's Artist of Azerbaijan Emin Agalarov (EMIN) on December 14, AzerNews reported. The concert will be held as part of singer's musical tour …

95 anniversary of Rasul Gamzatov

September 8 marked 95th anniversary of birth of one of the most famous poets of the Caucasus, Rasul Gamzatov. Moscow hosted an evening dedicated to this great creator. It was held on the Yauzsky Boulevard near Rasul Gamzatov's …

Stolen Achaemenid bas-relief returned to Iran

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo said a bas-relief of Achaemenid era, stolen from Iran at a point around 90 years ago, was finally found in New York …

September 9th marks Leo Tolstoy's 190 birthday

September 9th marks Leo Tolstoy's 190 birthday. Festive events will be held across the country, including in the Tolstoy State Museum in Moscow and Yasnaya Polyana. Director of the Yasnaya Polyana museum estate, Yekaterina …

Russia bids farewell to Joseph Kobzon

Memorial service for famous Soviet and Russian singer, public and political figure, People's Artist of the USSR, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Culture Committee Josef Kobzon has ended in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall …

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 …