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Makhachkala to host Civic Society and Human Rights Development Council meeting

Makhachkala to host Civic Society and Human Rights Development Council meeting

Today the President of Dagestan met with Presidential Adviser and Civic Society and Human Rights Development Council Chairman Mikhail Fedotov. According to Mr. Fedotov, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev insisted that this session of the Council would be held in one of the Caucasian Republics of the Russian Federation

International Children’s Day

International Children’s Day

Today post-Soviet countries mark Children's Day. International Children’s Day has been marked on the first day of summer each year since 1950

AIDS in Ingushetia

AIDS in Ingushetia

 Staff members of the Ingush HIV Center are concerned about the rise of AIDS in the republic

Vanuatu recognizes Abkhazia#039s independence

Vanuatu recognizes Abkhazia's independence

 Vanuatu has recognized Abkhazia as a sovereign state

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (May 31, 2011)

The Washington Post reported that Iran set off a diplomatic row with Germany on Tuesday by closing its airspace to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plane as it flew to India, thereby delaying her arrival there on an official visit. Germany summoned the Iranian ambassador in Berlin to protest “the breach of international protocol,” Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said. Iran did not say why the permission was revoked, and a second plane carrying several of Merkel’s ministers had no trouble transiting Iranian airspace on the way to the government consultations in India.

US says time to agree basic principles of Nagorno-Karabakh peace

US says time to agree basic principles of Nagorno-Karabakh peace

It is time to coordinate the basic principles for settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza said.

Anti-American action in Georgia

Anti-American action in Georgia

Irakly Okruashvili criticizes US policies

Innovations in Dagestan

Innovations in Dagestan

 According to official data, Dagestan is one of the five regions of Russia in which innovative technologies are introduced most often.

Burjanadze accuses Saakashvili of spending millions to silence opposition

Burjanadze accuses Saakashvili of spending millions to silence opposition

Former Deputy Interior Minister and husband of Nino Burjanadze, Badri Bitsadze, informed the prosecutor's office on May 30 that he plans to pay a visit. He will not post bail. Nino Burjanadze said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza that demanding bail is illegal.

Kanokov joins Internet community

Kanokov joins Internet community

 Now he will fight terrorism in his video blog

 Presidents of Turkey and Turkmenistan met in Turkmenbashi

Presidents of Turkey and Turkmenistan met in Turkmenbashi

In the city of Turkmenbashi on the Caspian Sea Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul, who arrived in the country on a working visit.

Medvedev bids farewell to Sergei Bagapsh

Medvedev bids farewell to Sergei Bagapsh

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said good-bye to the deceased head of Abkhazia, Sergei Bagapsh. Several hundred people came to honor the memory of the president of Abkhazia, who died in Moscow on 29 May at 62 after a complex operation on his lungs.

World Press on Iran, Turkey and the Caucasus (May 28-30, 2011)

The Washington Post published an article on the prospects of Turkmen gas delivery to Europe. Turkmenistan, a thinly populated nation of 5 million people, estimates it is sitting on top of 24.6 trillion cubic

Georgian experts on Abkhazia#039s future

Georgian experts on Abkhazia's future

Bagapsh’s demise triggered a whole wave of comments and speculations on the possible future of Abkhazia

Larisa Tsvijba: “Bagapsh’s death is a great tragedy for all Abkhaz people”

Larisa Tsvijba: “Bagapsh’s death is a great tragedy for all Abkhaz people”

Larisa Tsvijba, historian, RSUH professor, tells VK about the personality of Sergey Bagapsh and the attitude of the Abkhaz people towards him.

Mourning for Abkhaz president in Moscow

Mourning for Abkhaz president in Moscow

Moscow will mourn the death of Abkhaz President Sergey Bagapsh at the Cultural Center of the Russian Armed Forces at 2 Suvorovskaya Square today from 11.00 to 16.00.

First visit to Baku - 2

Students from MSU History Department saw Azerbaijan’s capital and were surprised

Armenian opposition activists are freed

Armenian opposition activists are freed

 Amnesty is a step toward overcoming political crisis

Mourning for President Bagapsh declared in Abkhazia

Mourning for President Bagapsh declared in Abkhazia

Mourning for the late President Bagapsh has been declared in Abkhazia. The state flag on the building of the presidential administration has been lowered. All programs were cancelled on state television.