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Take My Word Guests

Interesting people are always welcome in the studio of Vestnik Kavkaza. Oleg Kusov gives every guest in the studio an opportunity to speak their minds. Conversations are not only centered on the Caucasus. A half-hour conversation over tea flies quickly. The show "Take My Word" films and records its conversations as well as offering them in text form. 

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Azerbaijanis who fought for Belarus

The 69th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet people over Nazi Germany is approaching. All the peoples of the former Soviet Union fought shoulder to shoulder in this war and all of them demonstrated their prowess and courage. Soldiers from Azerbaijan fought in the forests, swamps and on the land of Belarus just as fiercely as they did in the foothills of the Caucasus.

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Barcelona beats Araz in futsal

Spanish club Barcelona defeated Azerbaijani Araz in the UEFA Futsal Cup in Baku. Regular time ended with a draw 4:4. The winner of the second semifinal game was decided in a penalty shootout, which Barcelona won 4-2.  The champion of Spain, the UEFA Cup winner in 2012, Barcelona arrived in Baku in the rank of the tournament favorite. It has the best players from Spain and Brazil.

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Maiden Tower

The fortress of Icheri Shekher is a fairy tale that the artist Ali Shamsi can tell for hours. The fortress is a labyrinth that is why it keeps cool in summer and warm in winter. It seems that the artist knows every stone here.

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Novruz in Luzhniki

In March, when the day becomes longer than the night, the peoples of the world celebrante the arrival of spring - Novruz. VK made photographes of the Novruz celebration in Moscow Luzhniki Arena. 

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Azerbaijan is the territory of tolerance

 This is the name of the new project of the Association "Israel-Azerbaijan" (Aziz) that was launched in the Israeli town of Kiryat Gat with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. 

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Alina Kabayeva Championship

International Junior championship in rhythmic gymnastics took place in Moscow within the framework of the Alina Kabayeva Cup. Russian athlete Dina Averina won the individual competition, while in the group competition Russian team also took the first place.

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Circassians at the Sochi Olympics

The delegation of the Circassian diaspora together with the Russian Adygs attended the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic games in Sochi. The guests, representing the Circassian diaspora in Jordan, Syria, UAE, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Germany and other countries visited the Olympic objects and the House of Adygs in the Olympic Park.

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Azerbaijani team - victor of the Mikhail Voronin Cup

An international tournament in gymnastics, the Mikhail Voronin Cup, ended in Moscow on December 4. By the end of the two-day competition the women's team of Azerbaijan made the country of fires the leader in medals, winning one gold, four silver and three bronze medals. Anna Pavlova bypassed all her rivals in the vault exercises in the second part of the competition, was second in the bar exercises and took the third place on the podium in floor gymnastics. Marina Nekrasova won silver in balance beam exercises.

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Women's team of Azerbaijan won two-thirds of the medals of the Voronin Cup’

At the Olympic Stadium the competition in gymnastics (overall) among women for Mikhail Voronin Cup finished. The Azerbaijani team presented by Anna Pavlova and Marina Nekrasova took home three medals. By amount of exercise in individual all-around Pavlova came second, and Nekrasova - third. The first place in the individual all-around was taken by Elena Vasilieva from Ukraine. In the team competition the Azerbaijani team took silver, and the first place was taken by the Russian team. The "Dynamo" team came third.

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In the center of Kiev, the police dispersed the protesters from the opposition in Maidan Nezalezhnosti calling for a speedy integration of Ukraine into the EU. The opposition activists resisted the police "in their words and deeds".

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School for young journalists in Sochi

In Sochi, the School for young journalists organized by Center for Political Science "North-South" under an informational support of  VK for media representatives of the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia finished. As part of the five-day session in Sochi, the participants could communicate with famous athletes, listen to lectures from masters of sports journalism, as well as inspect the Olympic facilities. In addition, during the school issues devoted to implementation of the program of tolerance and combating xenophobia were discussed. 

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Exhibition of Azerbaijani artists at the State Oriental Museum

The State Oriental Museum in Moscow is hosting an exhibition of two Azerbaijani artists, Arif Huseynov and his son Orhan Huseynov,  until November 10. The exhibition features their paintings and drawings, which show the life, customs, habits and traditions of the Azerbaijanis through Azerbaijani folklore and fairy tales in a humorous light.The State Oriental Museum in Moscow is also showing about 60 works by one of the greatest masters of Azerbaijani art of the twentieth century, Rasim Babayev.

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Concert in memory of co-founder of the Anglo-Azerbaijani Society, Lord Fraser

In London, an evening in memory of the co-founder of the Anglo-Azerbaijani Society Lord Fraser took place. It was organized with support from the Embassy of Azerbaijan in the UK. Professor Nargiz Pashaeva, Azerbaijani co-chairman of the Society, talked about Lord Fraser as a true friend of Azerbaijan, noting his contribution to the expansion of cultural and humanitarian ties between the two countries.

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Sergei Lebedev, the CIS Executive Secretary, the head of the CIS observation mission at the presidential elections in Azerbaijan during his visit to the polling stations in Baku, told reporters that he finds the electoral process well organized.

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