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“Ingush youth seeks knowledge”

Adam Gazdiev, a member of the Moscow Ingush Social Center’s Coordination Council tells VK correspondent about education and employment problems in Ingushetia.

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The honorary parade for the 70th anniversary of the march of 1941 was concluded about an hour ago. About 6,000 people and dozens of military vehicles of the Great Patriotic War were involved.

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Today Baku has had its first snowfall this year. Cold weather will remain in Baku and the Absheron Peninsula, the National Department for Hydrometeorology of the Ministry for Ecology and Natural Resources told Trend on Saturday.

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Dmitry Medvedev would not like to tell mass media what their policy should be, but wants them to avoid putting senseless news stories at the top, the Russian president said, RIAN reports. “Often, very important news stories relating to our life disappear and things that are of an extremely subjective, or even senseless nature, become the key ones and top news wires becoming headlines in different media,” Medvedev said on Saturday at a meeting with representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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Muslims in Russia join Islamic world in Eid al-Adha festivities

Muslims in Russia join the Islamic world on Sunday in celebrating Eid al-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice, or Kurban Bairam, as it is called by Russian and Central Asian Muslims. Thousands of believers will come to mosques across Russia to take part in religious ceremonies. According to estimates, there are about 20 million Muslims in Russia, with some 1.5 million living in Moscow,

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The next meeting of the Inter-faith Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States is going to take place in Armenia on November 29-30, Armenian patriarch Garegin II said today, RIA Novosti reports.In the framework of the event the spiritual leader of Azerbaijan will visit Armenia.

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People's Unity Day celebrated in Russia

Today Russia celebrates People's Unity Day, a holiday established in order to commemorate the day of the restoration of Russian statehood after a long period of political turmoil in the early seventeenth century. Festivities were held in all Russian cities including the capital of Russia, Moscow.

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The Russian and Jewish communities in Azerbaijan have written to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and the Director General of the All-Russian State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company, Oleg Dobrodeyev, for the insults against Azerbaijan by radio host Vladimir Solovyov.In his radio program "Morning with Vladimir Solovyov. Full contact" on Vesti FM on November 1, 2011, the host made insults, Azerbaijani MPs Mikhail Zabelin and Yevdoy Abramov said in their letter, Trend reports.

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Russian money transfers by individuals to Armenia have increased from $108.6 million in the first 9 months of 2010 to $127.9 million in the same period of 2011, News Armenia reports. Russia transferred about $13.4 million in September 2011, an increase of 33.3% compared with September 2010. 86.3% of the sum belonged to individuals and about 53.5% were transferred from the republic.

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The Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, has congratulated people on People's' Unity Day and underlined the need to teach children respect for other peoples and cultures, RIA Novosti reports. Russia has been marking the day since 2005. The day was set to commemorate the events of 1612, when the militia of Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky liberated Moscow from Polish intervention. It was the historic end of the Time of Troubles of Russia.

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Turkey is reluctant to solve the problems that are worsening Turkish-Armenian relations, Armenian foreign minister Eduard Nalbandyan says.The Armenian official was reacting to recent remarks by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who said that even though Turkey is grateful to Armenian for humanitarian aid, it won't reconsider its general line on Armenia.

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 Russia plans to send more humanitarian aid to quake-hit Turkey, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday, The Voice of Russia reports. He recalled that in late October, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’ planes delivered 370 tents for residents of Turkey’s affected areas, including the city of Erzurum. “The issue of sending more such tents to Turkey in the near future is on the table,” Lukashevich said. 

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