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2015 European Games: high competition and desire to win

Participants of the Russian boxing team Anastasia Belyakova, Yaroslava Yakushina and Sayan Sagataeva, who will represent Russia at the 2015 European Games in Baku, visited Vestnik Kavkaza yesterday. The athletes said that the competition at the Games will be very high, but they are determined to win and to get the championship titles.

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Syrian rebels take control of town protected by UNESCO

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that militants fighting the Syrian government have seized control of the southern town of Bosra near the border with Jordan after four days of battles, Interfax reports.The ancient city of Bosra is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The first mention of the settlement dates back to the XIV century.There are ruins from Roman, Byzantine and Islamic times in Bosra, including one of the best preserved ancient theaters in the world.

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Dmitry Kiselyov: European games are evidence of Azerbaijan’s growth

The European Games to be held in Baku this June indicate rapid growth, which Azerbaijan shows today in all spheres, the Director General of the Russian international information agency Russia Today, Dmitry Kiselyov, told Vestnik Kavkaza, speaking about present-day Russian-Azerbaijani relations.

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Abulfas Garayev: “The Russian tourist feels more comfortable in Azerbaijan”

Moscow has hosted the world’s first elite tourism exhibition, the Conde Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair. 139 companies from all over the world are taking part in the exhibition. Azerbaijan is represented by the tourism companies Gilan Tourism, İmprotex Travel, Khazar Travel and the hotels Absheron Hotel Group, Caspian Sea Resort Hotel, Chinar Hotel and Spa Naftalan, Divan Express Baku, Excelsior Hotel and Spa Baku.

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US ambassador to Azerbaijan visits Gobustan reserve

The US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Robert Cekuta, has visited the Gobustan historical site, according to a message posted on the official Facebook page of the embassy.It is the diplomat’s first visit to an Azerbaijani region.The Gobustan historical site is also an archaeological reserve. The Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape was included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2007, Trend reports.

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Georgia pays off debt to UNESCO

The Georgian government has paid off its debt to UNESCO for the event on the occasion of the Independence Day of Georgia on May 27 in 2009 held at the headquarters of the organization. 

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The Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Georgia (DAACG) does not claim possession of the churches belonging to the Georgian Orthodox Church, however, it requires the transmission of its property of about 450 churches belonging to the Georgian Orthodox Church.  

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Ministry of Culture of Georgia will not argue with Church of Armenia

The head of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia, Mikheil Giorgadze said today that his ministry is not responsible for assigning denominations to churches. Earlier, Armenia appealed to UNESCO to recognize 450 churches in Georgia as belonging to the Armenian Apostolic Church. The head of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Protection, Nikoloz Antidze said that UNESCO cannot solve issues about the ownership of cultural heritage.

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