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Eurovision officially cancelled due to coronavirus


The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands has been cancelled because of the uncertainties created by the coronavirus pandemic, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) says. The event was scheduled to take place in Rotterdam on May 12-16. The Swiss-based EBU, which organizes the large annual television event, said it …

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Two movies by Azerbaijani director awarded at Italian-Azerbaijan International Film Festival

Italian-Azerbaijan International Film Festival

Azerbaijani films “Sholler`s Archive” and “Stalin`s Dark Past” have received awards at the “Zoroaster Award” the Italian-Azerbaijan Film Festival, the film director Jalaladdin Gasimov told AZERTAC. The films were awarded in the categories the Best Azerbaijani Film and the Best Azerbaijani Documentary respectively. The film director said: “We are making films …

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Spanish portal highlights Azerbaijan`s culture and history


Spanish El Espanol news portal has published an article entitled “Baku, Traditions and Modernity in Azerbaijan”. The article describes Baku as the scientific, technical and industrial center of Azerbaijan. It provides an insight into the history of Baku and its geographical location, noting that Icherisheher with Maiden Tower and the …

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Famous Belarus conductor to appear on Baku stage


Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater will stage Giuseppe Verdi`s opera “Aida” that will be conducted by chief conductor at the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Odessa, People`s Artist of Belarus Vyacheslav Volich. The theater invited the leading soloists from Russia and Ukraine. The role of Aida will …

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Azerbaijan`s tourism potential promoted in Belarus


Azerbaijan’s tourism products were presented to 25 Belarussian travel companies at the “Travel Connections Minsk” event in Minsk. During the meetings in B2B format, the tourism potential of Azerbaijan, including newly tourism routes, was widely promoted. The meetings focused on the direct flights between Minsk and Baku and the introduction …

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Movie by Azerbaijani director featured in Brussels

Azerbaijan and Brussels

“When the Persimmons Grew” movie by Azerbaijani director Hilal Baydarov was screened in Brussels as part of the Bridges International Film Festival. The Azerbaijani-Austrian production “When the Persimmons Grew”, which won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film, is a meditative, poetic documentary and an intimate portrait of the …

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Baku to host “Baku-Moscow: dialogue of cultures” conference


A conference titled “Baku-Moscow: dialogue of cultures” will be held in Baku with the support of Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Culture, the Government of Moscow and TASS News Agency. The event will bring together the two countries` government officials, ministers, well-known businessmen, workers of culture, education and science and media representatives. …

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