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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. ©REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes UNESCO ready to send mission to Mali soon UNESCO is ready to send experts to Mali to assess damage to cultural treasures in the troubled north as soon as security conditions allow.
05 марта 2013
The steamy art of Latvia's ritual saunas Lying face down in deep snow, naked, in bone chilling sub-zero weather is enough to make anyone think twice.
24 февраля 2013
Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo Kosovo's culture minister on Friday said Germany had returned seven millennia-old artefacts that were smuggled out during the 1998-1999 war with Serbia and were unexpectedly found in a German police raid.
24 февраля 2013
Akhmetzhan Yessimov. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev© Yessimov voices expenses of Year of Culture in Almaty 5.4 billion tenge ($36 million) were spent to hold the Year of Culture events in 2012 in Almaty.
21 февраля 2013
Rage in Timbuktu over priceless destroyed manuscripts "They are not Muslims, they are bandits!" raged Mohamed Elher Ag Abba, whose house flanks a famed archive in Timbuktu where retreating Islamists burnt priceless ancient books and manuscripts before fleeing.
31 января 2013
Slovakia's steel hub Kosice dusts off its creative side Known mainly for its steelworks, the gritty industrial hub of Kosice in east Slovakia is hard at work reforging itself as a centre of creativity and the arts as it enters 2013 with the tag "European Capital of Culture".
19 января 2013
Photo courtesy of ipedia.ro EU youth discover Jewish heritage in Lithuania Lithuania on Sunday launched a new campaign for European students that reveals the once rich Jewish culture in the Baltic state and its tragic end during the Holocaust.
10 декабря 2012
Seven cultural giants honored at Kennedy Center Seven top performing artists from around the world were honored late Sunday at Washington's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for their lifetime contribution to American culture.
03 декабря 2012
S. Korea decorates Psy for 'Gangnam Style' success South Korea has awarded one of its highest cultural honours to the rapper Psy for taking the world by storm with his "Gangnam Style" hit.
06 ноября 2012
Myanmar minorities fight to save mother tongue For half a century a single precious copy of a textbook kept the language of Myanmar's Shan people alive for students, forced to learn in the shadows under a repressive junta.
31 октября 2012
©REUTERS Maya demand an end to doomsday myth Guatemala's Mayan people accused the government and tour groups on Wednesday of perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for monetary gain.
27 октября 2012
Ai Weiwei says China court rejects tax appeal Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said a Beijing court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the internationally acclaimed artist against a $2.4 million fine for tax evasion that he calls politically motivated.
27 сентября 2012
Photo by Danial Okassov© MP Issimbayeva voices concerns over Kazakhstan's classic music In 5-10 years we will have no cellists, violists, harpists: Majilis deputy.
16 сентября 2012
Decade on, Iraq to replace iconic Saddam statue Nearly a decade after Saddam Hussein's statue was pulled down in an iconic moment seen globally, Baghdad will finally replace it with new artwork to mark its selection as the 2013 Arab Capital of Culture.
06 сентября 2012
Azerbaijan national flag. Photo courtesy of loridunnpc.blogspot.com Days of Azerbaijan Culture to be held in Kazakhstan Days of Culture of Azerbaijan will be held in Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan, on June 7-9.
27 июня 2012
"The Band's Visit" film Frame. Photo courtesy of the organizers of the Festival Israeli Film Festival to be held in Almaty A festival of Israeli films will be held in Almaty on July 1-4.
27 июня 2012
Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo courtesy of www.gov.spb.ru Dariga Nazarbayeva gave a concert in Yussupov Palace in Saint-Petersburg After the concert Dariga Nazarbayeva met with the mayor of Saint-Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko.
21 июня 2012
Astana Festival of Action Films. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev Kazakhstan is looking for a superhero Timur Bekmambetov’s Festival of Action Films Astana announced a contest of Kazakhstan superheros.
18 мая 2012
A concert hall. ©RIA Novosti New 1000-seat concert hall will be constructed in Almaty New 1000-seat concert hall will be constructed in Alatau district of Almaty.
20 марта 2012
The fututre theater building in Astana. ©Danial Okassov New Opera and Ballet theater to be constructed by the end of 2012 in Astana A new Opera and Ballet theater that is under construction in Astana now will be put into service by the end of 2012.
30 ноября 2011

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