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Traveller's diary: Lahic

The hammering of coppersmiths is the first thing you hear as you arrive in Lahic. This little village of the Ismailly Rayon, one of the 59 districts

Culture

Traveller's diary: Nij

When we arrived at Nij the first thing which caught my attention was the wonderfully-braided fences made out of local trees. If I could paint I would

Culture

Traveller's diary: Ivanovka

Ivanovka is a village that tastes like a dream. The Molokans treasure the past and take it into the future. Ivanovka is provided with natural gas

World

Medvedev vows to crush insurgents

Russia’s president has vowed to crush Islamist rebels fighting for independence in the country’s northern Caucasus. Dmitry Medvedev’s tough talking

World

The fruits of peace

Because peace depends on stability, there is a NATO programme that focuses on scientific environmental cooperation, for example over water management