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North Caucasus culture to be displayed at Krasnaya Polyana resort

An exhibition complex "North Caucasus" to showcase the culture and history of each region of the Caucasus will be created at the Sochi's Krasnaya Polyana resort by 2021. 
According to Head of the exhibition center Irina Guilli, a separate pavilion will be allocated for each region, while a bas-relief with portraits of national poets and excerpts from their poems will become a common element for all pavilions.

Uzbekistan against lush weddings

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev urged citizens not to organise lavish weddings, because they irritate poor people. This explanation was made during a meeting with representatives of the Tashkent Hokimiyat (administration) in the Almazar district.
Mirziyoyev noted that it is impossible to hold luxurious celebration for just one salary. He offered to celebrate the marriage modestly, and to save the money for the newlyweds, so that they could dispose of them at their discretion.

Tatarstan conducts courses for blind and visually impaired people

Educational and therapeutic rehabilitation courses for blind and visually impaired people began in the educational and rehabilitation Center of the National Islamic Charitable Foundation "Yardem" in Tatarstan on July 1, 2018. 
This year, the project "Seeing and hearing with the heart" of the Yardem National Islamic Charity Fund won Grant of the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society.

Ten facts about Islam and Russia that everyone should know

There are a record-breaking seven Muslim-majority nations taking part in this year’s World Cup in Russia, meaning that millions of Muslim football fans have flooded the huge Eurasian country, turning it into one of the most ‘Muslim’ World Cups yet. But this isn’t the first time Russia has experienced a wave of Muslim arrivals. In fact, the country has an Islamic history stretching back almost 1400 years, as these great Muslim Russian facts reveal.      

Turkey's Gobeklitepe added to UNESCO heritage list

Few people were aware of Gobeklitepe before the start of the excavations there by researchers from Istanbul and Chicago universities in 1963.
On Sunday, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee added the Turkish archaeological site, considered the “ground zero for human history,” to the World Heritage List.

UN: At least 2,200 children killed in Yemeni war

At least 2,200 children have been killed during three years of the Yemeni war, the UN said on Tuesday.
"The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a country already on the brink deep into the abyss. Social services are barely functional. The economy is in ruins. Prices have soared. Hospitals have been damaged.

Egypt opens Gaza border following three-day closure

Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Monday following a three-day closure, according to Egyptian state media.
Egypt’s official MENA news agency reported that President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi had ordered the crossing reopened -- in both directions -- to allow medical patients from Gaza to receive treatment abroad.
MENA did not, however, say how long the crossing -- the blockaded strip’s only means of accessing the outside world -- would remain open.

Malaysia mosque bans tourists after ‘sexy dance’ goes viral

A Malaysian mosque has banned tourists after a video of two female visitors in skimpy outfits dancing in front of the Muslim holy site went viral online.
The pair, of East Asian appearance and believed to be foreigners, were filmed doing the dance in skimpy shorts and tops exposing their midriffs on a wall outside the main mosque in the city of Kota Kinabalu, a popular site for visitors and tour groups.

Muslim Arabs find warm welcome in Russia’s remote Grozny

Even during the World Cup, which brought hordes of foreigners to Russia, the capital of Chechnya remained well off the beaten path for most travelers. The Grozny airport doesn’t even have a conveyor belt for collecting baggage when you arrive. Bags are lined up in a small side room instead.
Once there, though, visitors will find a unique mix of Islam and exceptional hospitality — along with signs of lingering conflicts related to the country’s civil war.

Jordan’s foreign minister to discuss Syria in Russia

Jordan’s foreign minister says he will hold talks with his Russian counterpart over the conflict in Syria.
Ayman Safadi is expected to arrive in Moscow on Tuesday.
Safadi said Monday said that his meeting with Sergey Lavrov will produce more understandings and will “take us more steps forward to contain this crisis and prevent more destruction.”

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