North Ossetian Head Taymuraz Masurov has sent a letter to Ambassador of the Netherlands Ron Van Dartel demanding the Netherlands to return Scythian gold from five Crimean museums. The gold is currently kept at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam, ITAR-TASS reports.He reminded that European scientists had proven the Alan-Ossetian origin of the gold.Russian Presidential Representative for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy demanded return of the gold.
Anatoly Iksanov, new Executive Director of the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund and ex-Head of the Bolshoi Theater, said that Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Russian republics of the North Caucasus were included in the annual plan.
The special envoy for international cultural cooperation of the Russian President, Mikhail Shvydkoy, said at the 3rd Baku International Humanitarian Forum that Azerbaijani and Armenian intellectuals have been invited to a meeting, which will anticipate talks between the two countries over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The Heydar Aliyev Center is hosting the 3rd Baku International Humanitarian Forum attended by Nobel Prize winters, members of international organizations, experts and ex-leaders of countries from over 100 states of the world.
Azerbaijan is marking the 22nd anniversary of independence. The Supreme Council of Azerbaijan passed the constitutional act on the independence of the republic on October 18, 1991. Modern Azerbaijan is the successor of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic that existed from May 28, 1918, to April 28, 1920.The Azerbaijani Declaration of Independence was passed on August 30, 1991. The referendum on independence was held on December 29.A special concert was organized to mark the anniversary. Russian ex-Minister for Culture Mikhail Shvydkoy attended the concert and emphasized the importance of the event, stating that it was dedicated to Russian-Azerbaijani friendship.He expressed hope that interethnic peace will be restored in Moscow, because many Azerbaijanis were citizens of Russia.Azerbaijan is marking the 22nd anniversary of independence. The Supreme Council of Azerbaijan passed the constitutional act on the independence of the republic on October 18, 1991. Modern Azerbaijan is the successor of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic that existed from May 28, 1918, to April 28, 1920.
Astana will host the Eurasian Culture in the New World International Forum on June 15 to strengthen cultural-humanitarian cooperation of CIS states, Trend reports.The forum was initiated by Kazakhstan and stresses on cultural, art and humanitarian cooperation of CIS publicity and boost their development and integration. The forum was organized by the Kazakh Ministry for Culture and Information and the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of CIS States.
Moscow will host a meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian media officials within the framework of the humanitarian initiative to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on June 4, APA reports.The meeting was initiated by Russian presidential representative for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said in Baku that a good-neighborhood policy is the best policy for any state, Trend reports.Vestnik Kavkaza said that Azerbaijani and Armenian officials and public figures met in Moscow on February 22, on invitation of Russian presidential representative for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy.Shvydkoy said that the Public Chamber is an important institution for dialogue of civilizations and people with different opinions.