Diplomatic Missions and Consular Offices of Russian Empire on the territory of modern Arab states
24.10.2014 11:30 PM views: 3385 comments: 0

   In 1913, i.e. on the eve of the First World War, nine Russian embassies were functioning (in Austria-Hungary, Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, the North American United States, Turkey, France and Japan) and 39 missions.

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On preparation of Arabists and Islamic scholars in Russian State Universities
29.09.2014 11:00 PM views: 2723 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: 3163 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: 2945 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: 2554 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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28.08.2014 10:00 PM views: 3159 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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07.08.2014 1:29 PM views: 7405 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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