life in Caucasus

Week of Russian films kicks off in Baku on September 23

The opening ceremony of the Russian Film Week in Azerbaijan will be held in Baku at the Nizami Cinema Center on September 23. The event was organized with the support of the Ministries of Culture of Russia and Azerbaijan, as well as the …

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Beaten girl from Ingushetia meets with mother

The mother of a girl from Ingushetia, whose hand was amputated as a result of a beating, met her daughter in the hospital for the first time after the incident, the press service of the Commissioner for Child Rights, Anna Kuznetsova, reports. …

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Zurabishvili declares moratorium on pardoning

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili announced a moratorium on pardoning prisoners before parliament drafts legislative changes. "I took the initiative to review the rules of pardoning and develop new ones in the parliament. We …

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Grape processing reaches peak in Kakheti

In Kakheti, the average daily processing of grapes has reached a peak, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture reports. ”In the Kakheti region, in the last 24 hours, 40 wineries processed about 6 thousand tons of …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov to become father for third time

According to the coach and father of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, his son’s family is now expecting the birth of a third child. “Habib already has two children. We are waiting for …

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Sharoysky patrimonial towers to get second life

In the Sharoysky district of Chechnya, a complex of 1,5 thousand years old patrimonial towers, which includes seven towers, a mosque and an arch, is being restored. “Four towers have already been restored. Work on the remaining …

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Electricity generation increased in Azerbaijan

Power stations in Azerbaijan generated 14.2 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in January-July 2019, which is 5.1% more compared to January-July 2018, according to Azerbaijan's State Statistical Committee. It was noted that …

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National cuisines masterclasses kick off in Baku

On Sunday, August 18, the State Administration of the Icherisheher Historical- Architectural Reserve and the Artishok Agency, with the support of Azeri Home Chef, are launching a series of monthly cooking workshops at the Gala State Historical …

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Azerbaijani population increases

The Azerbaijani population has increased by 38,118 people or 0.4% since early 2019, reaching 10,019,575 people as of July 1. The total fertility rate of 13.6 (per 1,000 people) remained unchanged in January-June 2019 …

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Railway workers plan to go on strike in Georgia

A total of 4,800 employees of the Georgian Railway are preparing to go on strike on August 10 if their salaries are not be increased by 50%, the railway union reports.  Georgian Railway has responded to the demands, calling …

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