celebrations in the East

Russia celebrates Knowledge Day and Eid al-Adha

A total of 15.5 million pupils will go to school in Russia today. 1.8 million children will start their education this year. Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a working trip to the Yaroslavl region, some 250 km …

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 Turkmenistan celebrates Constitution Day

Turkmenistan marks Constitution Day on May 18.  A national holiday - Day of Revival, Unity and Poetry of Magtymguly Fraghi - is also celebrated in Turkmenistan today. A ceremony of laying flowers at the Monument to the Constitution …

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Kazakhstan marks Day of Unity of People

Kazakh citizens have begun the first celebrations of National Day of Unity of People of the country. This day is a public holiday.  On October 18, 1995, the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the decree …

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 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 …

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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 …

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 Iran marks 38th anniversary of Islamic revolution

Iranians are holding nationwide rallies, celebrating the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Iranian people have filled the streets in different cities and towns across Iran to celebrate the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic …

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Ayatollah Khamenei pardons hundreds of inmates

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, pardoned or commuted prison terms of 631 convicts on the occasion of the upcoming anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. …

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Kazakhstan celebrates 25th anniversary of independence

Kazakhstan is marking its 25th Independence Day, which is the only national holiday in the country. This time the festival is held with the utmost solemnity: independent Kazakhstan marks exactly a quarter century. This Day …

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Turkey marks Ataturk Memorial Day

Turkey is marking the Memorial Day of Kemal Ataturk. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a leader, state figure, reformation activist, and head of the national liberty movement, died 78 years ago on November 10, 1938. The commemoration ceremonies …

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