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Putin congratulates Erdogan on Turkey's Republic Day

Putin congratulates Erdogan on Turkey's Republic Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of congratulations to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayip Erdogan on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the Turkish Republic, the Kremlin press service …

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

Today Muslims around the world are celebrating the Festival of the Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, one of the most important holidays in the Muslim calendar. On this day Muslims gather at a mosque for a common prayer and sacrifice an animal to honor the …

Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

The holy month of Ramadan has ended today with the Eid al-Fitr holiday [festival of breaking of the fast]. During the whole month millions of Muslims around the world refrained from eating and drinking before sunset. Today Muslims has been making …

Turkmenistan marks Constitution Day

Turkmenistan marks Constitution Day

Turkmenistan is celebrating Constitution Day today. The ceremony of laying flowers to the monument of the Constitution is held, and the concert of masters of art and poetry are taking place in Ashgabat. "We treat the Constitution …

Holy month of Ramadan starts in Azerbaijan

Holy month of Ramadan starts in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani Muslims welcomed the holy month of Ramadan, which began on May 17. According to the fatwa issued by the Gazi Council of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) on the holy month of Ramadan, the calculations conducted by the …

Kazakhstan celebrates National Day of Unity of People

Kazakhstan celebrates National Day of Unity of People

Kazakh citizens are celebrating the National Day of Unity of People of Kazakhstan today. This public holiday is marked since 1996. On October 18, 1995, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed the order declaring May 1 as the Unity Day of People …

Iran unveils new missile system 'Kamin-2'

Iran unveils new missile system 'Kamin-2'

Iran has unveiled a new missile system 'Kamin-2' in the huge military parade to mark National Army Day. A low-altitude missile system is designed to confront military drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and low-flying …

 Georgian PM congratulates Azerbaijani people on Novruz

Georgian PM congratulates Azerbaijani people on Novruz

Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili have sent warm wishes to Azerbaijanis on the holiday of Novruz. "My brothers, my Azerbaijanis! Happy Novruz, a beautiful holiday to celebrate a new year, the coming …

World prepares to celebrate Nowruz

World prepares to celebrate Nowruz

Nowruz is the holiday also known as the Iranian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranian and Turkic peoples, along with some other ethno-linguistic groups, as the beginning of the New Year. Vestnik Kavkaza …

Chinese New Year at Diplomatic Club meeting

Chinese New Year at Diplomatic Club meeting

The Diplomatic Club at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China held a meeting dedicated to the folk traditions of celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Wedding cake worth $66,000 stuns guests in Kazakhstan (VIDEO)

Wedding cake worth $66,000 stuns guests in Kazakhstan (VIDEO)

A wedding cake worth $66,000 was served to guests of one of the wedding parties in Shymket, Kazakhstan on January 14.  The cake made by Russian confectioner Renat Agzamov is 4 meters wide, 4.2 meters tall (including the cart its …

Kazakhstan marks Day of First President for 6th time

Kazakhstan marks Day of First President for 6th time

Today, the people of Kazakhstan are celebrating the Day of the First President of the Republic for the 6th time. On December 10th 2011, amendments to the law 'On Holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan' were adopted at the …

Turkmenistan marks Independence Day

Turkmenistan marks Independence Day

Turkmenistan celebrates the 26th anniversary of its independence on October 27-28, these days have been declared holidays. "Twenty-six years ago, with the declaration of independence, the foundation of a democratic, legal and …

 Putin congratulates Russian Jews on Rosh Hashanah

Putin congratulates Russian Jews on Rosh Hashanah

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia's Jews on Rosh Hashanah -  the Jewish New Year, the Kremlin press service reported. "The celebration of the Jewish New Year is a major event in the …

Russia celebrates Knowledge Day and Eid al-Adha

Russia celebrates Knowledge Day and Eid al-Adha

A total of 15.5 million pupils will go to school in Russia today. 1.8 million children will start their education this year. Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a working trip to the Yaroslavl region, some 250 km …