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Azad Isa-zade: Military parade is not just a festivity, but a demonstration of power

  The day of the Azerbaijani military has been celebrated in the country since 1998. VK correspondent asked military psychologist Azad Isa-zade to tell some words about the history of the Azerbajani army, its traditions and current situation in the military. How did the history of the Azerbaijani army begin? Why June 26 is marked as the day of national military? 

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Mamuk Areshidze: Moscow still controls Abkhazia

Tbilisi is paying special attention to the political situation in Abkhazia, where President Bagapsh's death has led to uncertainty about the country’s future. Our VK correspondent asked prominent Georgian political analyst Mamuk Areshidze to share his opinions on the current state of affairs in the region.

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Viktor Krivopuskov: The majority of Armenian parents want their children to be fluent in Russian

The head of the Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo and counselor of the Russian embassy in Armenia, Victor Krivopuskov, tells VK about Russian-Armenian cooperation in the spheres of economics, science and education.- How do matters with the “Property in Exchange for Debt” deal stand?For some reason, many people claim that these enterprises aren't functioning. This is a lie. All these enterprises are functioning. However, it is difficult to keep them functioning efficiently in a period of crisis. The “Mars” factory has been profitable for three years already.

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Interview with Togrul Ismail on elections in Turkey

 - Mr. Ismail, what are distinctive features of the upcoming elections, as compared, for example, with the last elections in 2007?- A distinctive feature of these elections is that almost all the experts, …

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The situation in Tbilisi, where on Saturday mass rivals began, is worsening every day. A radical major political force Georgian Party joined the coalition of the Pan-national Meeting and the United Georgia movements. Notwithstanding the Georgian Party’s head Irakly Okruashvili the actual leader of another Georgian revolution is Nino Burdzhandze. She gave an interview to VK and told about the developments. -          What can you say about the events which are taking place in Georgia at the moment?

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Adyl Garibov: “Export of radioactive products is impossible”

On the eve of the 25th commemoration day of Chernobyl tragedy Dr Adyl Garibov, the executive director of the Azerbaijani Institute for Radiation Problems, and official representative of his country towards IAEA tells VK about the situation on ‘Fukushima’ plant and the status of the world nuclear energy production.- How did the ‘Fukushima’ accidents influence radioactive background in Azerbaijan?

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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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