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Germany shows interest in Russian migration policy

The German Ambassador to Russia Ulrich Brandenburg talked to Vestnik Kavkaza about diplomatic and personal ties between Germany and the North Caucasus. "This is a region with great prospects. What is being done there is very interesting and suggests ample opportunities for economic development," he said.He said that there is a person responsible for the Caucasus at the embassy who makes regular trips to the region, has contacts with the presidential envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District, Alexander Khloponin, and other local authorities in the Caucasus.The ambassador said that it is "not surprising that the [German] President will not be [at the Games], after all, he wasn't at the Games in Vancouver either. I do not know yet anything about the chancellor and ministers," he said.Brandenburg also noted that since Russia has been a multinational country for a long time, Germany is interested in its experience in the field of integration of immigrants and representatives of other cultures into societyThe German Ambassador to Russia Ulrich Brandenburg talked to Vestnik Kavkaza about diplomatic and personal ties between Germany and the North Caucasus.

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French president refuses to attend Olympic Games in Sochi

French President Francois Hollande will not attend the Olympic Games in Sochi, the head of the French Foreign Ministry, Laurent Fabius said. "I wish much success to the Sochi Olympic games," Fabius said, adding that the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games will not be attended by representatives of their country, ITAR-TASS reports. Earlier, President of Germany Joachim Gauck said that he will not come to the Olympics.

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Putin’s conservatism as a world trend

According to the studies of the Center of Strategic Communications, the policy by Vladimir Putin in 2013 contains features of conservatism which will be the world trend in next few years. According to the authors of the report, this is the only value which unites the political elites of China, Japan, Turkey, Russia, the U.S., Germany, and so on.

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Shafig Pshihachev: “Sometimes ordinary people are keener on strong government than politicians”

Interview by Daria Melikhova, exclusively to Vestnik KavkazaAfter the October meeting between Putin and muftis of Muslim spiritual departments of Russia, the Islamic clergy began to solve the problem of establishing the Russian school of Islamic theology, improvement of the Muslim community’s role in settlement of all-Russian problems, including territorial integrity and security of the state. Shafig Pshihachev, the chairman of the religious organization "International Islamic Mission", told Vestnik Kavkaza about the issue.

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7 Georgian ambassadors named

Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili has appointed 7 new ambassadors: Zurab Beridze to Bulgaria, Constantine Zhgenti to Uzbekistan, Vladimir Chanturia to Germany, Levan Tsintsadze to Japan, David Aptsiauri to China, Joseb Chakhvashvili to …

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Russian football officials comment on law on fans

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the bill on fans in July 2013.Yevgeny Lovchev, a football player and an observer of the Sovetsky Sport paper, emphasized that the consolidation of fans in the 1970s had forced governments to make laws …

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Reza Najafi, Iranian Envoy to international organizations in Vienna, said that progress had been made during the consultations between experts from Iran, the IAEA and six mediators (5 permanent members of the UNSC and Germany) in Vienna on …

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European Parliament to visit Iran

A delegation of the European Parliament will visit Iran on December 13-16 to meet local politicians and discuss the protection of human rights, said a member of the European Parliament, Isabelle Durant, RIA Novosti reports.The delegation will …

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EU laws might apply "partially" to South Stream

The "South Stream" pipeline could set a precedent for the partial application of European legislation to the export activities of "Gazprom," the director of the Center for Global Energy Markets of the Energy Research Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vyacheslav Kulagin said commenting on the European Commission warning about the possibility of stopping the implementation of the gas project. Recently the energy department has stated that the "South Stream" will not operate on the territory of the European Union if it does not comply with EU laws.Kulagin explained that, despite the statement, the parties are conducting negotiations and are hoping to find a compromise. The expert reminded about negotiations between the North Stream and Germany as an example of finding a compromise between the EU and "Gazprom."According to Kulagin, finding a compromise is inevitable: both parties are interested in the "South Stream": "We see that certain exceptions in this legislation are necessary. The negotiations will not be easy, since too many countries will be affected by this pipeline... I think it is likely that uniform rules will not apply to tyre whole of the "South Stream" and that each of its segments will have its own rules of operation and access to it," the expert said.The "South Stream" pipeline could set a precedent for the partial application of European legislation to the export activities of "Gazprom"

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A Kazakh-German conference devoted to extractive industries has been held in Hannover. The event has been organized by the German Federal Agency for Geology and Raw Materials and the Kazakh Embassy in Germany. 

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Emin Garibov (Russia) has won the horizontal bars competition at Mikhail Voronin Cup in Moscow, scoring 14.575 points. Waldemar Eihorn (Germany) came second with 14.325 points, Robert Tvorogal (Lithuania) third with 14.050 points, R-Sport …

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The Academician M.F. Reshetnikov Information Satellite Systems (Russia) has offered to build a communication satellite for Armenia, Deputy Head of the company Deniz Nikolayev said, News.am reports.The company will be responsible for ground …

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