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Khazaria: A Forgotten Empire History

With the break-up of the Soviet Union and the troubles prevalent in the Balkans there has been much renewed interest in the early history of Eastern Europe. Troubles have fuelled nationalist tendencies in the region and there has been much

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Russian interest in East Med and Cyprus gas Energy

In a week that saw Russia pulling some of its armed forces out of Syria and signs of increasing cooperation between Russia and the US in the region, it is important to examine Russian interest in energy, and particularly gas,

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Terms of bond issuance for Southern Gas Corridor defined Energy

By Anvar Mammadov – Trend: Azerbaijan's Southern Gas Corridor Company has released initial price thoughts for a ten-year bond at seven percent yield area, Global Capital agency reported. Depending on market conditions, the SGC's bond offering under the state guarantee is forecasted

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Turkmenistan starts welding TAPI pipeline’s linear part Energy

Trend: Turkmennebitgazgurlushyk (“Turkmenneftegazstroy”) state concern has begun welding the pipes of the linear part of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline’s Turkmen section. More than 100 units of special equipment are being used within current work, a message released by Turkmen Oil and Gas

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Turkmenistan makes discount to Turkey for cargo transportation Investment

Trend: Turkmenistan has made a 20-percent discount to Turkey for cargo transportation through the Caspian Sea, Istanbulhaber online newspaper quoted Fatih Sener, executive director of Turkish International Transporters’ Association, as saying March 28. Sener noted that Turkmenistan’s government made a decision on

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Kashagan to expand and extend first production stage Investment

ASTANA – The Kashagan development project operator – North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) – is planning to substantially expand and extend the first production stage – the Experimental Programme (EP). The operator company has developed an AEP project – Additional

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Doha oil meeting helpful, yet not ideal Energy

The upcoming Doha meeting on oil production will yield positive results on prices, yet it is far from an ideal move, said Mohammad Ali Khatibi, former Iranian representative in OPEC. The reason is that the meeting is going to focus on

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China Gets Winning Formula For Silk Road Railway Investment

Summary China agreed to help Iran building a railway which will form part of China's High Speed Silk Road Railway. China has a winning SRR formula: dual-Usage bullet train technology and irresistible co-operation terms. When SRR completed, freight train from China can reach

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Iran’s oil, condensate export surpasses 2 mbpd Energy

Iran’s oil export has recently surpassed two million barrels per day, the country’s oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said. “The country now is exporting over two million barrels of gas condensates and crude oil per day,” Zanganeh said, Mehr news agency

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3000 foreign tourists visited Niasar Tourism

Kashan, April 3, IRNA – Some 3,000 foreign tourists visited natural sightseeings of Niasar, knwon as rose-land for growing rose flowers on the suburbs of Kashan, Isfahan province, in the course of Norouz holidays, caretaker of the city's Municipality

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full text of Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828) History

full text of Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828) Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828) ARTICLE I His Majesty the Russian Emperor and His Majesty the King of Iran have agreed to eternal peace, friendship and full agreement between them, their heirs to the throne,

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Ukraine formally joins Trans-Caspian Int’l Transport Route Investment

Ukraine formally joins Trans-Caspian Int’l Transport Route Ukrainian Railways Company Ukrzaliznytsia is drafting a proposal for joining the project of transporting containers via Trans-Caspian International Transport Route connecting Europe with China via Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. The company has been holding respective

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Turkmenistan advancing on South Asian gas market Energy

Turkmenistan advancing on South Asian gas market Trend: Despite skepticism of some experts regarding the progress of construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, which dates back to 2010, the deal started rolling. The State Concern 'Turkmengaz',

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Master of its domains Investment

Master of its domains Much is made about the importance of oil to the Russian economy, but Russia is a global energy powerhouse that’s much more than a petro-state By Scott L Montgomery Russia is not what you think. Most

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Turkmenistan intensifies development of Caspian Sea shelf Energy

Turkmenistan intensifies development of Caspian Sea shelf Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has given instructions regarding the development of hydrocarbon resources in the country's Caspian Sea shelf, read a message from Turkmenistan's government. This issue was discussed during the meeting of the

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Russian oil CEO: We won't do deals with OPEC Energy

Russian oil CEO: We won't do deals with OPEC MOSCOW (CNNMoney) —A top Russian oil executive may just have killed off any lingering talk of an agreement among producing countries to freeze output. The world's top exporters, including Russia,

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Azerbaijan's nimble gas plans Energy

Azerbaijan's nimble gas plans Azerbaijan, a key energy player in Eurasia, today is completely successful country both in terms of production and in terms of transportation of energy resources, and the country is committed to make great strides to boost

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Empty Gazpromises Energy

Empty Gazpromises Much of the debate concerning the Nord Stream II pipeline centres on whether the project should be seen as a commercial undertaking, or as an effort to lock in Gazprom’s dominance in Europe and deal a blow to Ukraine. The

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Gazprom executives to visit Tehran Energy

Gazprom executives to visit Tehran A 30-strong delegation of Russia’s Gazprom Company, the world’s largest gas exporter, will soon travel to Tehran to launch fresh round of talks with Iran. Headed by Deputy Chairman of Gazprom's Board

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EU eyes Turkmenistan as potential gas supplier Energy

EU eyes Turkmenistan as potential gas supplier European countries view hydrocarbon-rich Turkmenistan as one of the main suppliers of natural gas. The remark was made by Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat Ivo Petrov during the meeting with Turkmen President

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Baku to the future Political and military events

Baku to the future   NEXT month around two dozen Formula One racecars will speed through the gleaming centre of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. They will zoom along the shore of the oil-rich Caspian Sea, past five-star hotels and

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Caspian Sea Yard to Build Persian Gulf Jack Ups Investment

Caspian Sea Yard to Build Persian Gulf Jack Ups   The Red Barricades shipyard in Astrakhan, Russia, has finalized a contract for the construction of five $200 million jack up rigs for Iranian firm SADID Industrial Group.  SADID and Red Barricades said that

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Traces of extinction Ecosystem

Traces of extinction Tigers used to occur across Asia as far west as Turkey. Isolated populations of tigers developed into eight different subspecies. Three generations ago, the tiger ranged from the Caucasus and Turkey through the southern Caspian region

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SOCAR reveals oil output from ACG Energy

SOCAR reveals oil output from ACG Nearly 400 million tons of Azeri Light oil and more than 120 billion cubic meters of associated gas has been produced in Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) block of fields in Azerbaijan during less than 20 years. The

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Caspian Overview: China Eyes Growth in Azerbaijan Energy

Caspian Overview: China Eyes Growth in Azerbaijan   China has held negotiations with Azerbaijan’s state oil company (Socar) over a $17bn downstream project twice in the last two months, this time leading to a memorandum of understanding. China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has

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Armenians in Dhaka History

Armenians in Dhaka   Turkey seems to have a burlesque history of genocide denial. On June 2, the German Parliament voted to recognise the 1,915 killings

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Iran, Russia to ramp up nano cooperation Investment

Iran, Russia to ramp up nano cooperation   INIC head Saeid Sarkar said Sun. Iran and Russia reached agreement on 16 cases for nano cooperation in the 3rd Iran-Russia High Commission on Nanotechnology Cooperation held in Moscow earlier this

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Total Seeks Better Terms for Baku’s No 2 Field Energy

Total Seeks Better Terms for Baku’s No 2 Field   Azerbaijan has extended the deadline for French major Total to submit the development plan for the first phase of the country’s second biggest gas field, Absheron, which contains 350bn m3 of gas

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Port Of Call Investment

Port Of Call The Chabahar port in Iran will help India get direct access to Central Asian markets. For India Inc, it is a huge business opportunity. On September 1, 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his maiden visit

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Russia supports Iran’s SCO membership Political and military events

Russia supports Iran’s SCO membership Russian officials have reiterated support for Iran’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and have emphasized that the process for Iran’s membership in the Organization need to be expedited.   Bakhtiyer Khakimov, Russia’s presidential

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SOCAR's Azneft to introduce SCADA system Energy

SOCAR’s Azneft production unit is planning to develop SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system to create virtual form of the oil and gas fields of the country, SOCAR reported. SCADA system will allow visualization of oil and gas fields operations,

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Iran to treble gas exports to Armenia Energy

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) – NIGEC managing director has reported on the reached agreement with Armenia to bring about a threefold increase in Iran’s gas exports to the Caucasus region country. Following an earlier power deal between

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Time travel in Mideast History

Time travel in Mideast   ‘Wars are won in peace’ In addition to grain, survival of the Romans also heavily depended upon the availability of spices. Fortunately or unfortunately, like the present day oil, the Middle East then had some ‘Arabian

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Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch Energy

Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch   The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water by area and the resources to be found around in and under the Caspian Sea have been disputed for millennia. The issues

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Time travelling to the mother tongue History

Time travelling to the mother tongue The sounds of languages that died thousands of years ago have been brought to life again through technology that uses statistics in a revolutionary new way. No matter whether you speak English or Urdu, Waloon or

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Heavy water marketed in EU, US science

Heavy water marketed in EU, US   Head of AEOI has said his organization has faced little difficulty in marketing heavy water produced during its nuclear activity, with EU and US being the major customers of Iran’s heavy water.

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Europe works on Turkmen gas import Energy

Europe works on Turkmen gas import   The European Commission is following and implementing the Ashgabat declaration from 2015 on energy cooperation with Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Turkey, a source in the European Commission told Trend. Within the implementation of this declaration the

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Gazprom Eyes Iranian LNG, Turkish Stream Energy

Gazprom Eyes Iranian LNG, Turkish Stream   Gazprom, Russia's state controlled gas giant, is interested in developing gas projects in Iran According to Russian business daily Vedomosti, Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak said that the

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Russian shipyard to cooperate with Azerbaijan Investment

Russian shipyard to cooperate with Azerbaijan   Russian shipyard Red Sormovo, which is a member of a group of companies "Sea and oil & gas projects" (MNP group), intends to expand partnership with Azerbaijan. Representatives of the MNP group management took part in

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Azerbaijan, Iran increased electricity swap Energy

Azerbaijan, Iran increased electricity swap   Azerbaijan and Iran have increased the swap of electricity by 2.5 times, Hamid Chitchian, Iran’s Energy Minister told Trend. He said that a new ETL (electrical transmission line) with the capacity of 330 kilowatt and

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Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Investment

Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Russia says its trade with Iran has increased by 70.9 percent after the sanctions against the Islamic Republic were removed earlier this year. Russia’s Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan was quoted

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Iran sees good co-op opportunities with Russia's Lukoil: minister Energy

Iran sees good co-op opportunities with Russia's Lukoil: minister   Tehran sees the possibility of signing a cooperation agreement with Lukoil, according to Iranian Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi. "Oil and gas cooperation with various companies is progressing. After the lifting of sanctions [against Iran], there are good possibilities for Lukoil and

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Lankaran sees rise in tourist flow [ PHOTO] Tourism

Lankaran sees rise in tourist flow Azerbaijan’s Lankaran region, one of the oldest settlements in Azerbaijan, has recorded rise in number of foreign and local tourists coming to see the beauties of this region. Director of the Lankaran Tourism Center Ilgar

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SOCAR to up capacity of gas storages Energy

SOCAR to up capacity of gas storages   Azerbaijan’s state energy company SOCAR announced about plans to increase capacity of its underground gas storages. The decision was taken during a panel meeting of SOCAR’s Azneft Production Union dedicated to the results of works

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Vitol to buy Iran, Russia swap oil Energy

Vitol to buy Iran, Russia swap oil   An oil official has announced that Vitol S.A. of Switzerland is likely to purchase Russian crude to be swapped through Iran’s largest oil terminal in the Caspian Sea. Despite the

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NICO, Total to sign oil swap contract Energy

NICO, Total to sign oil swap contract   Iran’s Naftiran Intertrade Company Sàrl (NICO) and France’s Total S.A. Company have agreed on sealing an oil swap deal. Naftiran Intertrade Company Sàrl (NICO), a Swiss-based subsidiary of the National

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Kashagan to boost world oil production Energy

Kashagan to boost world oil production Kazakhstan’s Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev has said that the official launch of Kashagan is scheduled for October 23 The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) can pump about 1.2million tonnes of crude oil from the giant oil field

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Inland water bodies now see coastal birds Ecosystem

Inland water bodies now see coastal birds   The Whimbrel, which usually migrates to the coast, was spotted at Saykheda in Yavatmal recently; experts believe such spots are used as stopover sites November and December see many winter migratory birds

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Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Energy

Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Russia could soon become the world’s biggest oil producer if it continues pumping oil at levels not seen since Soviet times. Russian Energy Ministry data shows that

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Development of alternative energy in Kazakhstan Energy

IIKSS - Kazakhstan develops alternative energy, actively applying new technologies which allow rational use of natural resources. For instance, the first wind farm is successfully operating in Akmola region. Since the launch, the farm generated 193 million kilowatts

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ADIF authorized capital to be increased Investment

IIKSS - Authorized capital of the Azerbaijan Deposit Insurance Fund (ADIF) will be increased in 2017 in line with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s decree on approval of the state budget. According to the decree, Azerbaijan’s Finance Ministry is

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Iran-Azerbaijan Rail Linkup in a Month Investment

IIKSS - The railroads of Iran and Azerbaijan will be connected in a month, according to Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi. The two country’s rail networks will be linked via a 10-km route connecting the

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Iranian, Kazakh provinces ink agricultural MoU Investment

IIKSS- Head of Gorgan Chamber of Commerce said a cooperation agreement has been inked in agriculture sector between Iran’s Golestan province and Kyzylorda Region of Kazakhstan. Ramezan Bahrami said the newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertained to extra-territorial

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Russian Steelmaker Stops Deliveries to Iran Investment

MMK, one of Russia’s largest steel producers, has stopped deliveries to Iran against the backdrop of new sanctions Washington has promised to impose on Tehran. The announcement was made by Andrey Eremin, the company’s director for economics, in an

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New oil refinery to be built in Kazakhstan Energy

A new oil refinery plant will be built in Kazakhstan. A land area of ​​100 hectares in Zhanaarkinsky district of the Karaganda region has already been allocated for the construction, the press service of regional administrative office said, Kazinform

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New oil refinery to be built in Kazakhstan Energy

A new oil refinery plant will be built in Kazakhstan. A land area of ​​100 hectares in Zhanaarkinsky district of the Karaganda region has already been allocated for the construction, the press service of regional administrative office said, Kazinform

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Russian Steelmaker Stops Deliveries to Iran Investment

MMK, one of Russia’s largest steel producers, has stopped deliveries to Iran against the backdrop of new sanctions Washington has promised to impose on Tehran. The announcement was made by Andrey Eremin, the company’s director for economics, in an

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Iranian, Kazakh provinces ink agricultural MoU Investment

IIKSS- Head of Gorgan Chamber of Commerce said a cooperation agreement has been inked in agriculture sector between Iran’s Golestan province and Kyzylorda Region of Kazakhstan. Ramezan Bahrami said the newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertained to extra-territorial

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Iran-Azerbaijan Rail Linkup in a Month Investment

IIKSS - The railroads of Iran and Azerbaijan will be connected in a month, according to Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi. The two country’s rail networks will be linked via a 10-km route connecting the

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ADIF authorized capital to be increased Investment

IIKSS - Authorized capital of the Azerbaijan Deposit Insurance Fund (ADIF) will be increased in 2017 in line with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s decree on approval of the state budget. According to the decree, Azerbaijan’s Finance Ministry is

read more

Development of alternative energy in Kazakhstan Energy

IIKSS - Kazakhstan develops alternative energy, actively applying new technologies which allow rational use of natural resources. For instance, the first wind farm is successfully operating in Akmola region. Since the launch, the farm generated 193 million kilowatts

read more

Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Energy

Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Russia could soon become the world’s biggest oil producer if it continues pumping oil at levels not seen since Soviet times. Russian Energy Ministry data shows that

read more

Inland water bodies now see coastal birds Ecosystem

Inland water bodies now see coastal birds   The Whimbrel, which usually migrates to the coast, was spotted at Saykheda in Yavatmal recently; experts believe such spots are used as stopover sites November and December see many winter migratory birds

read more

Kashagan to boost world oil production Energy

Kashagan to boost world oil production Kazakhstan’s Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev has said that the official launch of Kashagan is scheduled for October 23 The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) can pump about 1.2million tonnes of crude oil from the giant oil field

read more

NICO, Total to sign oil swap contract Energy

NICO, Total to sign oil swap contract   Iran’s Naftiran Intertrade Company Sàrl (NICO) and France’s Total S.A. Company have agreed on sealing an oil swap deal. Naftiran Intertrade Company Sàrl (NICO), a Swiss-based subsidiary of the National

read more

Vitol to buy Iran, Russia swap oil Energy

Vitol to buy Iran, Russia swap oil   An oil official has announced that Vitol S.A. of Switzerland is likely to purchase Russian crude to be swapped through Iran’s largest oil terminal in the Caspian Sea. Despite the

read more

SOCAR to up capacity of gas storages Energy

SOCAR to up capacity of gas storages   Azerbaijan’s state energy company SOCAR announced about plans to increase capacity of its underground gas storages. The decision was taken during a panel meeting of SOCAR’s Azneft Production Union dedicated to the results of works

read more

Lankaran sees rise in tourist flow [ PHOTO] Tourism

Lankaran sees rise in tourist flow Azerbaijan’s Lankaran region, one of the oldest settlements in Azerbaijan, has recorded rise in number of foreign and local tourists coming to see the beauties of this region. Director of the Lankaran Tourism Center Ilgar

read more

Iran sees good co-op opportunities with Russia's Lukoil: minister Energy

Iran sees good co-op opportunities with Russia's Lukoil: minister   Tehran sees the possibility of signing a cooperation agreement with Lukoil, according to Iranian Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi. "Oil and gas cooperation with various companies is progressing. After the lifting of sanctions [against Iran], there are good possibilities for Lukoil and

read more

Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Investment

Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Russia says its trade with Iran has increased by 70.9 percent after the sanctions against the Islamic Republic were removed earlier this year. Russia’s Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan was quoted

read more

Azerbaijan, Iran increased electricity swap Energy

Azerbaijan, Iran increased electricity swap   Azerbaijan and Iran have increased the swap of electricity by 2.5 times, Hamid Chitchian, Iran’s Energy Minister told Trend. He said that a new ETL (electrical transmission line) with the capacity of 330 kilowatt and

read more

Russian shipyard to cooperate with Azerbaijan Investment

Russian shipyard to cooperate with Azerbaijan   Russian shipyard Red Sormovo, which is a member of a group of companies "Sea and oil & gas projects" (MNP group), intends to expand partnership with Azerbaijan. Representatives of the MNP group management took part in

read more

Gazprom Eyes Iranian LNG, Turkish Stream Energy

Gazprom Eyes Iranian LNG, Turkish Stream   Gazprom, Russia's state controlled gas giant, is interested in developing gas projects in Iran According to Russian business daily Vedomosti, Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak said that the

read more

Europe works on Turkmen gas import Energy

Europe works on Turkmen gas import   The European Commission is following and implementing the Ashgabat declaration from 2015 on energy cooperation with Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Turkey, a source in the European Commission told Trend. Within the implementation of this declaration the

read more

Heavy water marketed in EU, US science

Heavy water marketed in EU, US   Head of AEOI has said his organization has faced little difficulty in marketing heavy water produced during its nuclear activity, with EU and US being the major customers of Iran’s heavy water.

read more

Time travelling to the mother tongue History

Time travelling to the mother tongue The sounds of languages that died thousands of years ago have been brought to life again through technology that uses statistics in a revolutionary new way. No matter whether you speak English or Urdu, Waloon or

read more

Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch Energy

Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch   The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water by area and the resources to be found around in and under the Caspian Sea have been disputed for millennia. The issues

read more

Time travel in Mideast History

Time travel in Mideast   ‘Wars are won in peace’ In addition to grain, survival of the Romans also heavily depended upon the availability of spices. Fortunately or unfortunately, like the present day oil, the Middle East then had some ‘Arabian

read more

Iran to treble gas exports to Armenia Energy

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) – NIGEC managing director has reported on the reached agreement with Armenia to bring about a threefold increase in Iran’s gas exports to the Caucasus region country. Following an earlier power deal between

read more