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Israel celebrates Pesach and Nowruz

Two days before the Jewish holiday of Pesach, the festival of Nowruz was celebrated in Israel. Nowruz is not associated with religion in the country and is marked by immigrants from post-Soviet countries such as Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan as a spring day.

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Russia and Kazakhstan to modernize military equipment

 Kazakh Deputy Defense Minister Sergey Gromov presented the bill on ratification of the agreement of Kazakhstan and Russia on development and realization of joint projects for military cooperation to the parliament today, Trend reports.The two states will form an enterprise to modernize and maintain military equipment.

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Russia’s Caspian Fleet to visit neighbour states

 The Caspian Fleet of Russia will visit ports of neighbour states, Astrakhan FM reports.“Dagestan” and “Tatarstan” missile ships, “Volgodonsk” and “Astrakhan” artillery ships and auxiliary vessels will visit Baku in May, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran. 

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 Kazakh Chief Sanitary Doctor Zhandarbek Bekshin has banned hookah smoking in public places, RIA Novosti reports.Hookah liquids and containers were studied and proved presence of Escherichia coil, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, fungi. 

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 Georgian Minister for Energy Kakha Kaladze has summoned KazTransGas for talks in Tbilisi to discuss the company’s debt.Georgia owes Kazakhstan about $100 million, the minister notes.KazTransGas expressed readiness to return Tbil-KazTransGaz to Kazakh managers in Georgia on many occasions. The management was replaced with Georgian due to the large debt. 

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An Iranian delegation will arrive in Istanbul tomorrow to take part in a meeting with the 5+1 group (the USA, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany). The parties will discuss the Iranian nuclear programme and possible ways out of the international crisis surrounding the project.

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Kazakhstan considers transit of oil through Turkmenistan and Iran

 Kayrgeldy Kabyldin, Director General of KazTransOil, said that the republic considered transit of its oil to the Gulf using the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway, Trend reports.He noted that response of the EU and the US cannot be predicted, but will be taken into account.

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Azerbaijani flag over Israeli stadium

Author: Peter Lyukimson, Israel. Exclusively for Vestnik KavkazaMore than 250 athletes from 25 countries participated in the 11thinternational rhythmic gymnastics tournament "Grand Prix - 2013" in the Israeli town of Holon.The former Soviet Union was represented at the tournament by teamsfrom Latvia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Russia. Azerbaijanwas represented at the tournament by three gymnasts - Jala Piriyeva,Leila Yusifova and Aisha Mustafayeva.When the gymnasts appeared on the carpet, Azerbaijanis present in the

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CSTO secretary general describes information and analysis of organization

 CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha has presented a report on information and analysis at the CSTO Analytical Association. Experts attending the meeting discussed signing of a memorandum on formation of an expert association of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The Institute for Caspian Cooperation, Institute for Economic Strategies of the RAS and the ECOOM Analytical Center of Minsk are its initiators.

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 Kiev chooses between the Customs Union and the free trade zone with Europe

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International Women's Day

The world is marking the International Women's Day of March 8. Its story starts in 1857 when New York female textile workers started a strike demanding higher wages. Social democrat Clara Zetkin proposed feminists to set a day they would use to focus attention on problem of women, gender inequality.

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If "Gazprom" does not agree to pay more for the gas it receives fromthe Karachaganak field in western Kazakhstan, the Kazakh authoritieswill be selling it to China, the Kazakh Minister of Oil and Gas SauatMynbayev said.Currently, each year about seven billion cubic meters of gas fromKarachaganak is delivered to the Orenburg Gas Processing Plant. Afterthat 4.5 billion cubic meters of gas return toKazakhstan through swaps. The remaining 2.5 billion cubic meters of gas arepurchased by "Gazprom".

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