Days of Hungarian Cinema to be held in Kyrgyzstan

The Days of Hungarian Cinema will be held in Kyrgyzstan on October 25-27. The Embassy of Hungary in the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

«Every year, viewers get acquainted with the works of Hungarian film directors, and the works of Márta Mészáros annually take a special place in the hearts of viewers in Kyrgyzstan. After all, she spent her early years in Frunze. This year the director will be represented by the film «Aurora Borealis: Northern Lights» (2017). This is a heart-pounding drama about the secrets that human memory keeps. The work received the Audience Award at the Chicago International Film Festival,» the diplomatic mission reported.

Source: 24.kg News Agency

Russian Drama Theater cancels premiere of play due to fire

The Russian Drama Theater canceled the premiere of the play «Piebald Dog Running at the Edge of the Sea». The theater representatives said.

The dates of the performances, information about return of tickets and money will be announced later.

A fire broke out at the Russian Drama Theater today. According to preliminary data, it was caused by a short circuit.

Source: 24.kg News Agency

TRT World TV channel highlights Azerbaijan’s Great Return to Karabakh


Trkiye’s TRT World TV channel has broadcast a program entitled ‘The Great Return: Karabakh’ highlighting the ongoing reconstruction and restoration works in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. Presented by TRT World’s correspondent Oubai Shahbandar who traveled to the region, the program highlights the severe consequences of occupation in Karabakh, destruction of cultural heritage, as well as the revival of cities after 30 years of occupation, which were razed to the ground as a result of neglect and deliberate destruction. The program features impressions of local residents, who have returned to the currently reviving cities of Aghdam, Shusha, Lachin, Fuzuli and Zangilan, as well as remarks by government representatives, business executives, and eco-activists on the progress made in the region. The author mentions that Azerbaijan, which put an end to the 30-year old occupation in the 44-day Patriotic War, have launched the Great Return program. ‘Today, Karabakh is going through a total transformation, with p
eople, who were forced to flee their homes, returning, villages and cities being reconstructed according to the modern standards,’ Oubai Shahbandar says. In his reportage, the author mentions Armenia’s military provocations against Azerbaijan, the post-conflict peace talks, as well as Armenia’s, particularly Armenian separatists’ non-constructive position. The program also includes footages of restoration of the destructed cultural and religious monuments, as well the opening ceremonies of the cultural sites and monuments held during the period of Great Leader Heydar Aliyev’s leadership. The author draws the audience’s attention to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s convincing response to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s claims about Azerbaijan’s closure of the Lachin road at the meeting held in Moscow in May of this year. The author also provides information about the danger posed by landmine contamination to the civilian population and its hindering the return process, saying that, despite this,
Azerbaijan continues the reconstruction and restoration works with determination, and resettlement process has been going forward at a great pace.



Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

World Summer Universiade and European Olympic Festival: Azerbaijani bests awarded

The Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan has been allocated 291,200 manat ($171,294) from the reserve fund of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan envisaged in the state budget for 2023 to award the athletes of the Republic of Azerbaijan who showed the highest results at the XXXI World Summer Universiade in Chengdu (China) and the European Youth Olympic Festival in Maribor (Slovenia), their coaches and other specialists involved in the process of preparation for the competitions, Trend reports.

The relevant order was signed by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

Will be updated

Source: TREND News Agency

Repeat elections. TV debates of candidates will be held from 5 to 8 September

A draw was held for the distribution of free airtime and print space in the repeat elections in the Leninsky single-mandate constituency No. 26. Details are reported by the CEC.

Free airtime is provided by NTRK, and free print space is provided by the Kabar news agency.

Note that individual performances will be held from August 22 to 25 in the evening. Televised debates from 5 to 8 September.

Candidates for mandate can place their materials in the “Cabaret” on any day during the period of campaigning.

Repeat elections of a deputy of parliament will be held in the Leninsky single-mandate constituency on September 10. On August 21, the campaign began.

Earlier, the Central Election Commission declared the results of the early elections of the deputy of the Zhogorku Kenesh in the Leninsky district, held on May 28, invalid, since the votes cast for Damira Niyazalieva were annulled. She scored 35.86 percent in the elections, which is more than a third.

Source: 24.kg News Agency

Turkish media representatives visit Azerbaijan’s Aghdam city

A group of Turkish media representatives visited the liberated from Armenian occupation the city of Aghdam as part of their trip to Azerbaijan’s Karabakh and Eastern Zangezur regions on Monday. AZERTAC’s regional correspondent reports that the delegation first visited the Aghdam Juma Mosque. An employee of the Special Representative Office of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan informed the journalists about the war crimes committed by Armenians, the destruction of Azerbaijan’s cultural, historical and religious monuments as well as the restoration and reconstruction works carried out by Azerbaijan following the liberation of Aghdam. Built in 1868, the mosque was desecrated, burned and vandalized during the Armenian occupation. The Armenian occupants used the mosque as a cattle barn. They were briefed about the history of Aghdam, the current situation, Armenian fascism unleashed in the district, as well as the vandalism against Azerbaijan’s historical, religious and cultural sites. Before the Armenian occupation Aghdam was one of the largest and most developed cities not only in the Karabakh region, but also in the entire country. However, after the city was seized by Armenia on July 23, 1993, all the residential infrastructure, including residential buildings, kindergartens, schools, hospitals, production facilities were destroyed and looted, as well as cemeteries, historical and cultural monuments were subjected to Armenian vandalism. The journalists then familiarized themselves with the Aghdam-Khankendi and the newly built Barda-Aghdam highways as well as the multi-apartment residential area built in the city of Aghdam.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency