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On preparation of Arabists and Islamic scholars in Russian State Universities
29.09.2014 11:00 PM views: 110 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: 186 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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Egor Kovalevsky in East Africa
16.09.2014 10:55 PM views: 149 comments: 0

   Egor Petrovich Kovalevsky (Егор Петрович Ковалевский) is known more as the leader of the Asian Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire. However, his contribution to the development of the eastern direction of Russian foreign policy was founded in very beginning of his many-sided activity...

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Pompeii of the East
11.09.2014 9:50 PM views: 240 comments: 0

   City of Jerash founded in the IVth BC by Semites is located 30 km north of Amman, Jordan’s capital. In the IIIrd BC, as a result of campaigns of Alexander the Great the city of Gerasa (such is its ancient name), was subjected to the Greek colonization.

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PRIVATIZATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF YEMEN IN THE TIME OF PRESIDENT SALEH
02.09.2014 11:00 PM views: 242 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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ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF RUSSIAN ORIENTAL STUDIES
28.08.2014 10:00 PM views: 442 comments: 0

   Before the 18th century, there were no specially trained Orientalists in Russia. The people, who traveled to the oriental countries gathered data about them on their own initiative or in accord with their duties and compiled original, narrative and cartographic works.

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ANGLO-SAXON "VALUES" AND THE MUSLIM EAST
24.08.2014 11:00 PM views: 329 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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RUSSIAN-ARAB BUSINESS COUNCIL: WORKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD
13.08.2014 9:10 PM views: 387 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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THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD
07.08.2014 1:29 PM views: 422 comments: 0

    The first ever in the history of Islamic studies detailed life chronology of the founder of Islam. The proposed "Chronology of the life of the Prophet Muhammad" is an attempt to reconstruct the sequence of the most important events in the life of the founder of Islam with the greatest possible precision. Without claiming to be exhaustive, "Chronology" is intended to draw attention to...

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