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"Black January"

26 years ago, on the night from the 19th to the 20th of January 1990, the Soviet government made one of the biggest steps that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union, de facto outlawing and shooting their own people who were residents of Baku. …

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Baptism of Christ

The Russian Orthodox Church marks one of the main Christian holidays in Russia on January 19th, the day Baptism of Christ. It is the oldest Christian holiday, along with Easter, dedicated to the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in …

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The Juma-Jami Mosque in Yevpatoria. Crimea

The Juma-Jami Mosque is the largest and most magnificent mosque of Crimea and was founded by Khan Devlet I Giray in 1552. The Khan commissioned Istanbul architect Mimar Sinan to build the mosque. Sinan was a famous Turkish architect and …

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Journey to Christmas

For a whole month (from December 18th to January 17th) Moscow has been hosting the festival 'Journey to Christmas'. The festival is taking place at 38 venues in the capital. There will be Christmas fairs, masterclasses and …

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New Year on the main rink of the country

Today the world is marking the New Year - 2016. More than 3 000 Moscow residents and guests of the capital welcomed the New Year on the main rink of the country. They enjoyed a fantastic night journey all over the world. …

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State Council meeting on education

Today President Vladimir Putin urged at the State Council meeting to make the Russian school the best in the world. In particular, he proposed to create a nationwide system of professional development of teachers and effective mechanism for …

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Hanukkah with lezginka

Today in Moscow an unusual Hanukkah was celebrated, the main idea of which was to combine the cultures of the Jewish and the Caucasian peoples. The holiday was arranged by the Mountain Jew community and, therefore, along with the lighting of the …

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Memorial evening of Heydar Aliyev

Yesterday a memorial evening was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Russian Federation, dedicated to the great figure of the Soviet and independent periods, the architect of today's Azerbaijan, the creator of …

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Jewish Center opens in Zhukovka

On the eve of Hanukah the Moscow Region hosted the opening ceremony of the new Jewish Community Center ‘Zhukovka.’ Zhukovka is the biggest community center to have been built in Russia in the past 15 years. The complex was …

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Final stage of Mas-wrestling World Cup held in Moscow

This weekend Moscow hosted the final stage of the Mas-wrestling World Cup. Mas-wrestling is a dynamic and spectacular martial art. This sport is native to Yakutia, it was the first national sport that received All-Russian …

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Week of Azerbaijan in MGIMO

These days the Moscow State Institute of International Relations hosts the Week of Azerbaijan. The event, organized by the Azerbaijan Club of MGIMO was being prepared over two years and was made possible by support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation …

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'Potter's wheel' of Dagestan

A gala concert  'Potter's Wheel of Dagestan: from the Derbent Fortress to the Gates of the Kremlin' dedicated to the 2000th anniversary of the city of Derbent was held in the State Kremlin Palace yesterday. Guests of …

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‘Multinational Russia’ exhibtion.

The multimedia exhibition project ‘Multinational Russia’  organized by the Federal Agency for the Affairs of Nationalities with support from the VDNH is being held in celebration of National Unity Day in VDNH pavilion number 71 …

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The Fourth AMOR Forum held in Moscow

The Fourth Forum of the Azerbaijani Youth Union of Russia “AMOR: For Decent Future of the Youth” took place in the World Trade Center in Moscow. It demonstrated that today traditionally strong ties between Russia and Azerbaijan could …

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Remembering Muslim Magomayev Day

Moscow hosted commemorative events in honor of Muslim Magomayev on October 25th, as the singer died 7 years ago this day. Traditionally, they have been held at his monument, installed in Voznesensky Lane. Close ones and admirers of the …

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The First World Shabbat in Russia

On October 22, in Moscow, dozens of famous Russian businessmen and cultural figures of Jewish origin competed in the preparation of main dishes of Jewish cuisine - mincemeat, hummus and challah.  A VIP-cooking contest between …

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