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First ladies of Azerbaijan and Russia hold talks (PHOTO)

Politics Materials 18 May 2011 12:34
The First Lady of Russia Svetlana Medvedeva congratulated Azerbaijan's First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva on the victory of Azerbaijan at Eurovision-2011 song contest at a meeting hosted in the Kremlin on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported.
First ladies of Azerbaijan and Russia hold talks (PHOTO)

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The First Lady of Russia Svetlana Medvedeva congratulated Azerbaijan's First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva on the victory of Azerbaijan at Eurovision-2011 song contest at a meeting hosted in the Kremlin on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported.

The Azerbaijani duo's victory demonstrates the high level of musical culture in this country and the growing international interest towards Azerbaijan, she said.

Eurovision-2011 song contest took place in Germany last week. The Azerbaijani duo Nikki (Nigar Jamal) and Ell (Eldar Gasimov) with the song "Running Scared" won the contest.

First Lady of Azerbaijan arrived in Moscow to attend Azerbaijani evening conducted at the State Kremlin Palace.

During the conversation, Svetlana Medvedeva also mentioned the efforts of the Azerbaijani leadership to create favorable conditions for Russian compatriots living in the country, whose number totals about 130,000 in Azerbaijan.

Medvedeva thanked Azerbaijan for creating an opportunity to get education in Russian in the country. Spouses of presidents also discussed the education of the Azerbaijani students in Russia.

During the meeting, Medvedeva mentioned the favorable situation in Azerbaijan for peaceful and respectful coexistence of major religions, and particularly, the worthy conditions, under which, the Russian Orthodox Church operates in the country.

Medvedeva invited the Azerbaijani First Lady to visit Moscow again to attend the 3rd International festival of young performers of classical music "Rising stars in the Kremlin". She expressed hope that the Azerbaijani performers would attend the contest.

Medvedeva invited the spouse of the Azerbaijan President to the Assumption Belfry of the Kremlin, where "Carl Faberge and stone-cutting master. Gemstone Treasures of Russia" Exhibition is being conducted. Accompanied by Director General of the Moscow Kremlin State Museum-Reserve, Elena Gagarina, spouses of presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan visited the exhibition, which includes masterpieces by the great Russian jeweler Carl Faberge, his eminent contemporaries, supplying his products to the Imperial Yard, the works by Ural handicraftsmen, the works created at the Emperor, Yekaterinburg, Peterhof and Kolyvan lapidary factories.

In her turn, Mehriban Aliyeva invited the Russian President's spouse to see the photo-exhibition in the Grand Kremlin Palace, devoted to Azerbaijan, and demonstrated the collection of unique Azerbaijani carpets.

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