The three thousand year old Nowruz festival marking the arrival of Spring and Persian new year is celebrated in Iran, Azerbaijan, parts of Georgia, Central Asia and among diaspora communities world-wide on 20-21 March.
The day of Nowruz is also officially marked by the United Nations because it promotes peace and solidarity, particularly in families. The day also focuses on reconciliation and good-neighbourliness, contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different communities.
The editorial team of commonspace.eu extends best wishes for the Nowruz holiday to all our readers and subscribers in Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, central Asia and beyond. Happy Nowruz Holiday
Earlier in the day Putin made a shorty private visit to Austria, where he attended the wedding of the Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneisl, and held what was described by the Kremlin as "a brief conversation" with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
Addressing Armenia's foreign policy Nikol Pashinyan said he wanted a qualitative improvement in the relations with Russia and to improve relations with the EU. To those who are saying Armenia is going to the west, Pashinyan said, "Armenia is going nowhere. It is just standing on its feet"