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Trans-Iranian Railway gains UNESCO World Heritage status

Trans-Iranian Railway that reaches a length of 1400 km has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The UN body accepted Trans-Iranian Railway during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee, which will be running through …

Pyatigorsk in top ten most "delicious" cities

Pyatigorsk is among the top ten tourist cities with the most delicious food,  the local administration reports. The survey leaders are Gagra, Sochi, Kazan, St. Petersburg, Sevastopol, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh and …

Best carpet competition announced in Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan, the Azerkhalcha company announced a Zəfər competition for the best carpet in honor of the victory in the Patriotic War. The press service of the company informed that young artists and designers are invited to participate …

Georgian pianist wins competition in Barcelona

Georgian pianist Sandro Gegechkori won the 66th International Music Competition Maria Canals in the Catalan city of Barcelona on Wednesday, crowning his successful performances at the event that also saw the young performer use the limelight for …

Krasnodar listens to Stravinsky

Today and tomorrow, on July 10-11, Igor Stravinsky's compositions will be performed in Krasnodar, the press service of the Krasnodar administration reports. Classical music is playing in the city on weekends at the …

Russian archaeologists found 4,000-old city in Iraq

A group of Russian archaeologists discovered June 24 an ancient settlement about 4,000 years old in Dhi Qar governorate in southern Iraq. The discovery was made in the area of Tell al-Duhaila, which is home to more than 1,200 archaeological sites, including the Great Ziggurat of Ur site from the Sumerian era, and the royal tomb

Who Invented TV?

The way people watch television has changed dramatically since the medium first burst onto the scene in the 1940s and ‘50s and forever transformed American life. Decade after decade, TV technology has steadily advanced: Color arrived in …

Russia gains foothold in Syria’s Palmyra

Russia has begun a project to rehabilitate Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. Pursuant to three agreements signed with the Syrian government, Russia has announced the start of a project to restore artifacts from the ancient city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs in central Syria