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Afghanistan.ru - 5.9.2006

Information Portal Afghanistan.Ru
(Certificate of registration at the Russian Federations Press Ministry - 77-8087)

History
It was extremely difficult to find any information about Afghanistan in the Russian segment of the Internet in 2001. There were site of Afghan orientation, of course but they were basically resources of the Soviet-Afghan war veteran organizations. Practically, there was no any information site that was devoted to Afghanistan in full. This was quite surprising on a background against dramatic events that were taken place in Afghanistan in view of the operation launched in the country by international coalition. The idea of creation of Afghanistan.ru was put forward at the time.

Targeted Audience
The site embraces first and foremost experts, journalists, mass media editors and analysts from state and business structures. It is also a unique source of information for Afghan refugees who live in the former Soviet republics. Its content is designed for the users of two levels. Firstly, the site is oriented to experts and journalists who distribute information among other media outlets, secondly, to broader social and political audience, especially Russian speaking Afghans.

Sources of Information
Among the constant authors and analysts on the site are leading experts on Afghanistan in Russia and the countries in Central Asia. The editorial board has established consistent contacts with leading information agencies in the region, including in Afghanistan and scientific research institutes in the Russian Federation and the countries in Central Asia. It has direct links with Afghan business circles and the press services of relevant departments in Afghanistan.

Refugees (Farsi.ru)
Owing to the fact that Afghan refugees are scattered across Russia and other CIS member countries traditional methods, printing materials are proved to be ineffective in delivering information to them. In view of this, decision was taken to open the Persian version of the site (Farsi.ru) in 2003. Originally, the new site was designed for Afghan refugees who live in the former Soviet republics but for some reasons it has become quite popular among Afghans who live in European countries. The Persian service of the site is most popular among Afghan graduates from Soviet higher educational establishments, the lions share of these now lives in the West. Currently, Farsi.ru site functions as an independent project that places articles devoted to Afghanistan and selected articles from Russian press on foreign policy of the Russian Federation towards Central Asia.

Russian View on Afghanistan (en.afghanistan.ru)
An English language Internet-journal has been launched recently on the basis of the information portal, and it provides analytical articles by Russian speaking scholars in Afghan studies. We believe that western scientists and analysts are first and foremost interest in the new project.

Omar Nessar
Editor-in-chief.



/Latest publications/
12.12.15 Afghanistan will buy 150 thousand tons of natural gas from Azerbaijan
4.12.15 Russia will supply 10 thousands AK assault rifles to Afghanistan
1.12.15 Chairman of Afghan Meshrano Jirga discussed security problems with Valentina Matvienko
24.11.15 India will send Afghanistan some Russian helicopters
23.11.15 Afghan ecologists are upgrading their skills in Volgograd
23.11.15 Nursultan Nazarbayev held talks with Afghanistan President in Astana
23.11.15 Afghanistan and Turkmenistan agreed on trade and economical cooperation
5.11.15 Russian Ministry of Defense is concerned about IS fighters presence in the northern Afghanistan
5.11.15 Al-Qaeda worries about Russian fight with Islamic State group
5.11.15 Russian envoy in Kabul hopes to renew cooperation with NATO in Afghanistan
29.10.15 Mi-35 delivery proposal resulted in pro-Russian sentiments growth in Afghanistan
29.10.15 Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Afghanistan and Pakistan
27.10.15 Zamir Kabulov: Russian government is able to communicate with Taliban
27.10.15 Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations is ready to help Afghanistan after recent earthquake
19.10.15 MoF of Russia: ISIS could use Afghanistan to find way into China and CIS countries
19.10.15 MoF of Russia: delay of USA forces pullout from Afghanistan demonstrates their campaign failure
19.10.15 Dr. Abdulla: Afghanistan welcomes Russian help against terrorism
17.10.15 Vladimir Putin expressed dismay at growing terrorists influence in Afghanistan
17.10.15 Alexander Mantytsky: Russia could help Afghanistan to fight terrorism
17.10.15 Russia is ready to supply Afghan aviation with helicopters
11.10.15 International conference devoted to Afghanistan security threats continues in Moscow
11.10.15 Afghanistan and Russia talked over further economic cooperation
11.10.15 Russian and Tajikistan presidents discussed Afghanistan security problems
7.10.15 Zamir Kabulov: USA failed to train Afghan security forces properly
7.10.15 Abdul Rashid Dustum visited Grozny to meet Ramzan Kadyrov
7.10.15 Russian MFA condemns NATO aistrike at Kunduz
30.09.15 Famous photo Afghan girl by Steve McCurry will be displayed at the Hermitage
21.09.15 Alexander Mantytskiy: Russia calls for joint anti-terrorism efforts in Asian region
17.09.15 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation calls for more efforts in Afghanistan
16.09.15 Vitaliy Churkin: Islamic State controls part of drug traffic from Afghanistan
16.09.15 Afghan delegation visits Moscow to discuss further economic cooperation
15.09.15 Collective Security Treaty Organization is concerned about Islamic State presence in Afghanistan
10.09.15 Hamid Karzai reflects on his presidency
8.09.15 Russia will help Afghanistan to maintain Mi-8 helicopters
7.09.15 Abdul Rashid Dustum seeks for Russian support to handle regional problems
12.09.13 Putin, Karzai to discuss military technical cooperation on sidelines of SCO
10.09.13 Afghanistan needs support from international community
9.09.13 Russian Foreign Ministry condemns NATO attack killing Afghan civilians
9.09.13 Afghanistan and Russia pay tribute memory of Ahmad Shah Masood
8.09.13 Afghan immigrants follow Russian language courses free-of-charge in Stavropol
11.07.13 Azerbaijan, Afghanistan discuss bilateral cooperation
11.07.13 Turkmenistan, Afghanistan sign agreement on gas supply
5.07.13 Americans to continue fighting terrorism in Pakistan
21.05.13 Terrorist attack masterminded in Afghanistan and Pakistan averted in Moscow
20.05.13 Afghanistan plans to buy Russian planes for army
20.05.13 Russian forces in Tajikistan will not guard border with Afghanistan
10.05.13 Most influential politicians in Afghanistan: April 2013
28.04.13 Almaty hosts Istanbul Process Conference
28.04.13 Kazakh President rejects possible negative developments in Afghanistan
24.04.13 Russia-NATO Council discusses corporation on helicopter package
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