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Tbilisi Open Air cancelled for second year in a row

Tbilisi Open Air, one of the largest music festivals held annually in the capital city, has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to pandemic, with cases of the virus rising across Georgia over the recent weeks, reports. …

Chechnya choses writers of the year

In Grozny, Chechen writers were awarded at the National Library of Chechnya. Earlier, most of the republic's literary critics supported the candidacies of writers Said-Khamzat Nunuev and Adam Akhmatukaev. Minister for …

Iran's short film wins Oxford Film Festival award

The Iranian short film "Breaktime," directed by Navid Nikkhah-Azad won the award for the best short fiction film in its first screening in the United States in the 18th Oxford International Film Festival's competitive …

Nowruz comes to Moscow (Photo)

A two-day celebration of Nowruz, a traditional festival of spring, opened in “Azerbaijan” Hall of the All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow. Guests could enjoy traditional Azerbaijani cuisines, dances, performances, a …

World prepares for Nowruz

The UN has marked 21 March as International Nowruz Day — a celebration of spring and the connection between humans and nature. Here, we look at the similarities between, and peculiarities across, the nations that commemorate this ancient rite, National Geographic writes. Every March, 300 million people from across the world take part in celebrations that involve leaping over bonfires, performing folk music and reciting poems, cleaning every inch of their homes and eating copious amounts of home-cooked food in the process.