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Opening of Cathedral Mosque in Moscow

Today in Moscow on the eve of the Kurban Bayram holiday, the Cathedral Mosque was opened. Its area was increased 20 times to 19 thousand square meters after an extensive renovation, and has become the largest mosque in Europe. 10 thousand …

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Ancient Baalbek

Baalbek is a city in Lebanon. It is located 80 km north-east of Beirut at an altitude of 1130 m. It is the oldest city on earth. It is surrounded by many legends. According to one of them, the foundation of Baalbek were created by …

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Cossack Village – Moscow

Yesterday the Festival “Cossack Village - Moscow” took place in the Moscow museum park of Kolomenskoye for the fifth time. This is the only event in Russia, which reveals the rich heritage of the Cossacks. The festival’s slogan …

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Farewell to Israeli Ambassador Dorit Golender

This week the Russian Jewish Congress held in Moscow its main reception of the year, traditionally dedicated to the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, a new year on the Jewish calendar. This event was the final one in a three-day ‘Autumn …

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Moscow turns 868 years old

Moscow celebrates its 868th anniversary this weekend. More than 300 performances, 80 workshops and 247 tour routes are being held in the framework of the anniversary. Tverskaya Street has turned into a unique retrospective that tells the story of …

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Beslan. 11 years of remembrances and grief

11 years ago, the name of the small Ossetian town of Beslan became world known. On September 1st a terrorist group captured 1128 people during the opening ceremony of the school. Children, their parents and school № 1 staff were kept in inhumane …

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Cossack Knowledge Day

A festival for the Cossack youth took place in the Kuzminki Park of Moscow on September 1st. Moscow Cossack schools, cadet schools, and students of the First Cossack University participated in it. Workshops and games were organized for …

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Abu Dhabi Fest in the Hermitage Garden

The first festival of Arab culture took place yesterday in Moscow in the Hermitage Garden. It was organized by the Department for Tourism and Culture of Abu Dhabi. The Moscow garden turned into a magic world of Arabia.  …

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 The Blue Mosque in Istanbul

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 …

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Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building

Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building is one of seven Stalinist skyscrapers laid down in September, 1947 and completed in 1952, designed by Dmitry Chechulin (then Chief Architect of Moscow) and Andrei Rostkovsky. …

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"Moscow Summer" Jam Festival

A jam festival "Moscow Summer" is taking place these days in Moscow. Central squares, parks, alleys, and streets of the city have turned into the festival's platforms for 10 days. Guests can enjoy an interesting program …

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Das Fest – 2015 at VDNH

Dast Fest is one of summer Moscow festivals. It took place yesterday at VDNH. Guests enjoyed national German cuisines and many entertainments: armwrestling, a competition on rolling a barrel, photographing, dancing, karaoke with German songs and …

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Eyüp Sultan Mosque and graveyard

A mosque complex (külliye) was constructed on the site in 1458 by the Ottoman Turks only five years after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. The present building dates from the beginning of the 19th century. The mosque complex includes …

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Street theatres at VDNH

The festival of street artists of the world 'Theatre Without Borders' took place on August 1st at VDNH.  Guests were welcomed by participants of performances near the entrance. They occupied the territory of the Main …

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The fourth start for mitzvah-mobiles

On July 27th mitzvah-mobiles started their fourth journey all over Russia. Mobile synagogues will visit more than 70 cities of the country to present traditions of Judaism to everybody who is interested. There are scrolls of the Torah in each …

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Hearty Russian weekend

The Fourth Inter-regional Festival of Slavic Art ‘Russian Field’ took place in the museum park of Tsaritsyno on July 26th. Delegations from 38 regions of Russia participated in it. More than 250 masters of traditional crafts …

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Sabantuy 2015

Last weekend the all-city festival 'Sabantuy' was held in the Moscow State Park Museum 'Kolomenskoye'. Guests enjoyed an interesting program: concerts of art masters from Moscow, Tatarstan, and Bashkortostan, games, …

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Ramadan Tent 2015

Ramadan is coming to an end... The cultural project of Russian muslims 'Ramadan Tent' has been working on the Poklonnaya Hill during the month.  It presented days of Russian republics, foreign Muslim countries. Every night was …

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