November 16, at 18:00, Kazan on the stage of the Opera and Ballet Theater after M. Jalil will host the final of the International Competition “Tatar Kyzy”. The contest involves 14 girls from 11 regions and 3 foreign countries. The aim of the contest is the development and popularization of the Tatar language, the preservation of customs and traditions through increasing the interest of young people in culture and heritage, enriching the life experience of the participants in the competition with new knowledge and skills.

In 2015, the contest “Tatar Kyzy” was first held at the All-Russian level. In 2016, the competition acquired international status, the final ceremony of which was held at the main entertainment venue of the city of Chelyabinsk – the Tractor Ice Arena.

Last year in Ufa (Republic of Bashkortostan) the title “Tatar Kyzy-2017” was won by a participant from the Republic of Tatarstan – Gulnaz Gatina, and this year the contest “Tatar Kyzy 2018” takes our capital – Kazan.

The competition consists of three stages – the first round of the competition was held in the regions of Russia and foreign countries. From July 31 to August 5, the semi-final of the project took place in Kazan.

Merkel urged Putin to exert pressure on the Republic of South Eastern Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russian President Vladimir Putin put pressure on the self-proclaimed DNI and LC referring to the official representative of the German government Steffen Seibert The two leaders held a telephone conversation during which also raised issues of constitutional reform in Ukraine and the organization of local elections in Donbass agreed with the representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk zakonodatelstvusoobschaet Kremlin Agreed to continue active joint work within the framework of the so-called format including the Norman in the coming days a meeting of Foreign Ministers – said in a statement

Turkey put up for sale more than a thousand hotels

In Turkey, hoteliers put up for sale about 1,3 thousands of hotels on the coast of the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean because of the deteriorating security situation in the country and the crisis in relations with Russia. This RIA Novosti reports referring to the newspaper Zaman. The aggregate value of these hotels is estimated at about 30 billion Turkish lira (10 billion dollars), their capacity – 153 thousand people. Most hotels put up for sale in Antalya, most focused on the Russian market.

Lavrov did not find in the Russian territory to return to Ukraine

“We have nothing to return (…) Crimea is the territory of the Russian Federation in full accordance with the will of the people [Peninsula]“, – the minister said. “It is possible, of course, to follow the logic that preach our Ukrainian colleagues, saying that this year will take the Donbass, and next year will take away the Crimea, in fact need to talk about the implementation of agreements in Minsk,” – said Lavrov.