celebrations in Caucasus

 Navruz - view from Baku

Navruz - view from Baku

Navruz (Nowruz, Nuruz, Nevruz, Nauryz, Nooruz in different languages) is the beginning of the New Year, connected with the astronomical, that is natural natural event - the spring equinox, when the day becomes longer than the night. Navruz is not …

World muslims mark Nowruz

World muslims mark Nowruz

Nowruz is the holiday also known as the Iranian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranian and Turkic peoples, along with some other ethno-linguistic groups, as the beginning of the New Year. The UN's 64th General …

Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia celebrates 84th birthday

Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia celebrates 84th birthday

Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is celebrating his 84th birthday today. Ilia II was born Irakli Ghudushauri-Shiolashvili. He was born in Vladikavkaz in 1933, graduated from the Moscow Theological Seminary in 1957 and …

 Dmitry Savelyev congratulates Azerbaijanis on Solidarity Day and New Year

Dmitry Savelyev congratulates Azerbaijanis on Solidarity Day and New Year

The deputy of the State Duma, deputy head of the Russian-Azerbaijani parliamentary group, Dmitry Savelyev, congratulated the Azerbaijanis on the Day of Solidarity and the coming New Year. Dmitry Savelyev noted in …

Georgia celebrates St. George#039s Day

Georgia celebrates St. George's Day

Today, Georgia is celebrating one of the most important religious holidays in the country - the St. George's Day or Giorgoba. Festive services, dedicated to this day, are held in all the acting churches of Georgia. …

Azerbaijan marks National Flag Day

Azerbaijan marks National Flag Day

Today Azerbaijan is celebrating the National Flag Day. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed an order to declare November 9 as the National Flag Day on November 17, 2009. The Azerbaijani tricolor was …

Turkmenistan suspends visa free regime with Kazakhstan

Turkmenistan suspends visa free regime with Kazakhstan

Turkmenistan has suspended the visa free regime for residents of bordering Kazakh regions. "In connection with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence, the Turkmen authorities are stepping up …

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Azerbaijan on Independence Day

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Azerbaijan on Independence Day

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the 25th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Patriarch Kirill recalled …

Berdimuhamedov congratulates Azerbaijan on Independence Day

Berdimuhamedov congratulates Azerbaijan on Independence Day

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has congratulated Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s Independence. …

Putin: everyone aware of Azerbaijan#039s achievements over past 25 years

Putin: everyone aware of Azerbaijan's achievements over past 25 years

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s Independence.   “Everyone is aware …

 Russian State Duma congratulates Azerbaijan on Independence Day

Russian State Duma congratulates Azerbaijan on Independence Day

The State Duma deputy, head of the Russian-Azerbaijani inter-parliamentary friendship group, Dmitry Savelyev, congratulated the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on Azerbaijan's Independence Day. In the telegram to the …

Dagestan celebrates Solidarity Day of Peoples

Dagestan celebrates Solidarity Day of Peoples

Residents of Dagestan are celebrating the Solidarity Day of Peoples of the Republic today. The Solidarity Day of Dagestani Peoples was set in 2010. The September 15th is a day of victory of Dagestan over the Iranian troops of Nadir …

US President congratulates Ilham Aliyev on Eid al-Adha

US President congratulates Ilham Aliyev on Eid al-Adha

US President Barack Obama has sent a letter of congratulations to the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.   “On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Michelle and I …

Eid al-Adha celebrated in Moscow

Eid al-Adha celebrated in Moscow

Ravil Gaynutdin: "Nobody is allowed to sacrifice people's lives, even if there are motives and political purposes"

Abdulatipov attends festive prayers in Makachkala

Abdulatipov attends festive prayers in Makachkala

Morning prayers were held at the Central Jumah Mosque in Makachkala due to the feast of Eid al-Adha. It was attended by the head of the Republic of Dagestan, Ramazan Abdulatipov, and the Dagestani Mufti, Sheikh …

Yunus-bek Yevkurov: people are not divided on basis of religion in Ingushetia

Yunus-bek Yevkurov: people are not divided on basis of religion in Ingushetia

The head of Ingushetia, Yunus-bek Yevkurov, told Vestnik Kavkaza about a celebration of one of the main Muslim holidays, Eid al-Adha, in the republic. First of all, he emphasized that the entire …

Happy Eid al-Adha!

Happy Eid al-Adha!

Today Muslims around the world are celebrating the festival of the sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. On this day believers gather at a mosque for common prayer and sacrifice an …

Azerbaijan to celebrate Eid al-Fitrv on September 12-13

Azerbaijan to celebrate Eid al-Fitrv on September 12-13

Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on September 12-13 in 2016 in Azerbaijan. These days will be marked as an official holiday, Trend reports. The corresponding decision was taken by the Cabinet of Ministers of the country, according to the …

Armenian President congratulates citizens on Constitution Day.

Armenian President congratulates citizens on Constitution Day.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan congratulated Armenian citizens on the occasion of Constitution Day.  "This is an important and historic day for our country and our people. Together, we are traveling step by …

Erdogan and Rouhani congratulate Ilham Aliyev on Ramadan holiday

Erdogan and Rouhani congratulate Ilham Aliyev on Ramadan holiday

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made a phone call to Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev to congratulate him on the occasion of the holy Ramadan holiday and wished welfare to Azerbaijani …

Azerbaijan marks Day of Armed Forces

Azerbaijan marks Day of Armed Forces

Today Azerbaijan is marking the Day of the Armed Forces. The former Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev set June 26 as the Day of the Armed Forces on May 22, 1998. Despite the fact that the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic, established in 1918, existed only 23 months, it has done a lot in a short period of time. The country started the creation of the national army. At the same time, the situation in the region was extremely tense. The neighboring countries were openly expressing their plans to partition the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic and take away its territories. Since the first day of the creation of the national state, Armenia has made armed attempts to expand its territory at the expense of the Azerbaijani territories.

Azerbaijan marks Day of National Salvation

Azerbaijan marks Day of National Salvation

Azerbaijan is marking the Day of National Salvation today. In October 1991 Azerbaijan gained independence, however, during its first years the republic experienced an internal crisis and a crisis of power. In all spheres of public …

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan

Today, millions of Muslims around the world started the holy month of Ramadan. For 30 days Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. Muslims follow a lunar calendar and a moon-sighting methodology that …

 Pashazade: Sunnis and Shiites to celebrate Ramadan together in Azerbaijan

Pashazade: Sunnis and Shiites to celebrate Ramadan together in Azerbaijan

The Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office, Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, expressed concern over the possibility of disagreement among Azerbaijani Muslims in connection with the fact that some people bring wrong …

Ramadan to start in Azerbaijan on June 7

Ramadan to start in Azerbaijan on June 7

The Caucasian Muslims Office has issued a fatwa on the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. According to the fatwa, this year the first day of the month of Ramadan will fall on June 7, while festive prayer (namaz) will be …

Vladimir Putin congratulates Ilham Aliyev on Azerbaijan#039s Republic Day

Vladimir Putin congratulates Ilham Aliyev on Azerbaijan's Republic Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory letter to the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Azerbaijan's Republic Day. "Please, accept my heartfelt …

Andrey Baklanov: Russian-Azerbaijani relations set an exle for other countries

Andrey Baklanov: Russian-Azerbaijani relations set an example for other countries

Over the years of independence, Azerbaijan became one of the countries with which Russia has managed to preserve fraternal relations, the advisor to the deputy chairman of the Federation Council, deputy head of the Council of the Russian …

Milli Majlis passes amnesty act proposed by Mehriban Aliyeva

Milli Majlis passes amnesty act proposed by Mehriban Aliyeva

The review of the appeal of Azerbaijan's first lady, president of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, MP Mehriban Aliyeva over the adoption of an amnesty act on the occasion of the Republic Day on May 28th was on the agenda of the …

Georgia and Kazakhstan celebrate the Day of Love

Georgia and Kazakhstan celebrate the Day of Love

The national Day of Love is celebrated on April 15 in Georgia. It which was introduced in 1993. The idea of the holiday belonged to the Georgian journalist Besik Chubinidze, who was born on April 15th. Chubinidze dedicated this …

Azerbaijani President pardons 148 prisoners

Azerbaijani President pardons 148 prisoners

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree pardoning 148 prisoners on the eve of the Nowruz holiday. Under the decree, 137 people sentenced to imprisonment have been freed from serving the remainder of their …