Russian-Jordanian interfaith relations
10.10.2014 11:59 PM views: 179 comments: 0

   Abdullah II, King of Jordan Hashemite Kingdom, came to Moscow with next working visit, during which he had a meeting with the President of Russian V.V. Putin on October 2, 2014. There is a widespread belief that ...

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On preparation of Arabists and Islamic scholars in Russian State Universities
29.09.2014 11:00 PM views: 191 comments: 0

   Arabic studies as a science has existed in Russian since the XVIII century. At the roots of the Russian Arabic studies was associate of Peter I Dmitriy Cantemir. In his outstanding work “Book Sistima or Condition of Muhammad religion”, published in Petersburg in...

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The Citadel of Qaitbay - Alexandria Kremlin
21.09.2014 6:50 PM views: 261 comments: 0

   Prior to Mongolian conquests, Baghdad was the main transit hub of caravan-sea trade of the Mediterranean countries and India. After devastation of Baghdad by the Mongols in 1258 under the leadership of Hulagu Khan (1256-1265) transit ...

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France investigate Arafat murder
30.08.2012 6:50 AM views: 23672 comments: 94
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Libya ICC team released from jail
03.07.2012 9:34 AM views: 22364 comments: 0
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Algerian veteran appointed new UN-Arab League Syria envoy
18.08.2012 1:53 AM views: 18049 comments: 0
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France investigate Arafat murder
30.08.2012 6:50 AM views: 23672 comments: 94
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Libya ICC team released from jail
03.07.2012 9:34 AM views: 22364 comments: 0
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Algerian veteran appointed new UN-Arab League Syria envoy
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POLITICS
ANGLO-SAXON "VALUES" AND THE MUSLIM EAST
24.08.2014 11:00 PM views: 385

    Today, not everyone knows that after all the United States won a worthy victory in the Muslim East: it was a victory in so-called Second Barbary War (1815) run by the United States against North African pirates. As a result of this war, .... 

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ON THE ATTITUDE OF RADICAL ISLAMISM TO GLOBALIZATION: EXPERT OPINION
28.06.2014 4:59 AM views: 673

   It’s a well-known fact that in the political sense Islamism has become a choice of some Arab people during the “Arab Spring”, for example, in Tunisia, for some time in Egypt. At the same time one can not deny that initially the islamization of Muslim societies is a movement in opposition to the West: peoples of poor Muslim countries realize that they will never join the prosperous states. Islamic radicalization as an extreme form of Islamism is an attack against the “golden billion”, which is the result of globalization. Appeals to religious consciousness, increased religious feelings of Muslims are manifestation of the complex of economic insolvency of the population of poor and underdeveloped Muslim countries.

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SUDANESE CONFLICT AND THE INTERESTS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES
08.06.2014 12:07 PM views: 805

Russia, which had an impact on the largest by territory African state, which was Sudan before the secession of South Sudan in 2011, lost its positions in the important, from economic perspective, region of Africa, which became an independent state - The Republic of South Sudan. In this direction Russia faces stiff competition, as the interest in the presence and impact on South Sudan is shown by many influential states.

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REPUBLIC OF YEMEN TOWARDS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
02.06.2014 1:41 PM views: 758

  The situation in Yemen draws attention, as recently this country became perceived by the world community as a base for international terrorism. Difficult economic situation in the country allows extremists to spread their influence in the widest possible manner. Socio-economic problems of modern Yemen mainly arise from demographic situation. This is the main reason why the Yemeni governments attempts to solve socio-economic problems regardless of who is at the top of the government are brought to naught.

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ECONOMICS
PRIVATIZATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF YEMEN IN THE TIME OF PRESIDENT SALEH
02.09.2014 11:00 PM views: 292

   First elements of privatization in Yemen appeared immediately after the country’s uniting in 1990, when economy of the new state began focusing on private sector. However, real movement towards denationalization ...

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RUSSIAN-ARAB BUSINESS COUNCIL: WORKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD
13.08.2014 9:10 PM views: 448

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's relations with the Arab East began to go to a new level. Thus, in 2003, during the UN General Assembly in New York, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and ...

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Saudis to build $22 bln metro
29.07.2013 2:57 PM views: 367
The Saudi government has announced it will spend $22bn on a metro system for the capital Riyadh.Officials say the project, said to be the largest public transport initiative in the world, will have six lines and will help boost the economy.Among the winning designs for the main stations were those of the Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.Construction on the metro will begin early next year, with the trains running by 2019, Bbc.co.uk reported.
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SOCIETY
THE PRESENCE OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE ARAB WORLD
25.06.2014 1:03 PM views: 988

With the election of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Kirill in February 2009 the activity of Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) outside Russia has significantly grown. The revitalization of the ROC abroad occurred due to the following reasons: 1) aspiration of new head of the ROC to strengthen its influence in the world; 2) establish cooperation of Russian Orthodox Church with government agencies, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 3) growth of the authority of Russia in the international arena, that manifests itself in respect to the ROC by the official authorities; 4) departure for permanent residence abroad of a large number of Russians who begin to experience the need for spiritual communication, including the nourishment of the Church, which requires the construction and opening of new parishes.

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UN cancels Gaza marathon
05.03.2013 6:25 AM views: 549
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ON THE VITAL TASKS OF RUSSIAN ARABIC STUDIES
28.07.2014 12:44 PM views: 405 comments: 0

 To date, Russian Arabic studies achieved significant success. The publications in Arabic and Western languages of A.M. Vasiliev, A.A. Ignatenko, G.G. Kosach, I.Y. Krachkovsky, E.S. Melkumyan and other Russian Arabists, establishment in Russia of Arabic studying centers ...

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THE LIST OF MONOGRAPHS ABOUT THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (published before 2012, in chronological order)
25.07.2014 12:07 PM views: 760 comments: 0

  The list of monographs about the Prophet Muhammad (published before 2012, in chronological order). Compiled by Pavel Gusterin, research associate of Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS)

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CONTRIBUTION OF MARONITES INTO THE ARAB-EUROPEAN SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION IN XVI-XVIII CENTURIES
05.07.2014 7:06 AM views: 754 comments: 0

Maronites are one of the groups of Catholics of a special kind of Antioch (western Syrian) rite. This confession was called by the name of the monastery Beit Maroun, located near the tomb of St. Maro (d. 433), or according to another version, called after ...

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ANGLO-SAXON "VALUES" AND THE MUSLIM EAST
24.08.2014 11:00 PM views: 385 comments: 0

    Today, not everyone knows that after all the United States won a worthy victory in the Muslim East: it was a victory in so-called Second Barbary War (1815) run by the United States against North African pirates. As a result of this war, .... 

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ON THE ATTITUDE OF RADICAL ISLAMISM TO GLOBALIZATION: EXPERT OPINION
28.06.2014 4:59 AM views: 673 comments: 0

   It’s a well-known fact that in the political sense Islamism has become a choice of some Arab people during the “Arab Spring”, for example, in Tunisia, for some time in Egypt. At the same time one can not deny that initially the islamization of Muslim societies is a movement in opposition to the West: peoples of poor Muslim countries realize that they will never join the prosperous states. Islamic radicalization as an extreme form of Islamism is an attack against the “golden billion”, which is the result of globalization. Appeals to religious consciousness, increased religious feelings of Muslims are manifestation of the complex of economic insolvency of the population of poor and underdeveloped Muslim countries.

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SUDANESE CONFLICT AND THE INTERESTS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES
08.06.2014 12:07 PM views: 805 comments: 0

Russia, which had an impact on the largest by territory African state, which was Sudan before the secession of South Sudan in 2011, lost its positions in the important, from economic perspective, region of Africa, which became an independent state - The Republic of South Sudan. In this direction Russia faces stiff competition, as the interest in the presence and impact on South Sudan is shown by many influential states.

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PRIVATIZATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF YEMEN IN THE TIME OF PRESIDENT SALEH
02.09.2014 11:00 PM views: 292 comments: 0

   First elements of privatization in Yemen appeared immediately after the country’s uniting in 1990, when economy of the new state began focusing on private sector. However, real movement towards denationalization ...

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RUSSIAN-ARAB BUSINESS COUNCIL: WORKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD
13.08.2014 9:10 PM views: 448 comments: 0

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's relations with the Arab East began to go to a new level. Thus, in 2003, during the UN General Assembly in New York, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and ...

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Saudis to build $22 bln metro
29.07.2013 2:57 PM views: 367 comments: 0
The Saudi government has announced it will spend $22bn on a metro system for the capital Riyadh.Officials say the project, said to be the largest public transport initiative in the world, will have six lines and will help boost the economy.Among the winning designs for the main stations were those of the Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.Construction on the metro will begin early next year, with the trains running by 2019, Bbc.co.uk reported.
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