Culture & Life

Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev: Honor of Muslims of the Caucasus

By Farhad Jabbarov He was called the “Father of the Nation” in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. An illiterate man from a poor family, he was mentioned in the media and books of his time more frequently than

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Baku the Capital of the Land of Fire

Modern-day Baku meets the most exquisite expectations of tourists traveling from various parts of the world with anticipation to see historical monuments and state-of-the-art architectural buildings. The capital of Azerbaijan bears an imprint of cultures and historical events ranging from

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Xinalig – A Village Too Far

By Mike Walsh I was beginning to think so myself certainly. This was my fourth attempt to make it there and it is fair to say the others were quite a failure, some more spectacular than others. It was all

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Mountain Paradise

Azerbaijan has a very favorable geographical position. Situated on the crossroads between West and East, it is surrounded by mountains on three sides and abutting on the Caspian Sea on the fourth side. The nature itself has taken care of

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Article for Maxime Mardoukhaev

By Richard Schlesinger On a dusty road leading out of the mountains, a hundred or so villagers form a caravan leading horse-drawn carts laden with their belongings. In the distance, the sound of artillery blasts, the acrid smell of gunpowder,

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Meeting with the President Heydar Aliyev Bolstered My Interest in Promoting Azerbaijan Globally

By Jeffrey Werbock In May of 1997, I came to Azerbaijan to participate in the grand opening celebration / concert of their recently renovated Opera House.  On the last day of that hectic week of rehearsals, I was told that

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The Liberation of Our Occupied Lands Brought Us Unspeakable Joy!

By Tomris Azeri Rich with pride and patriotism, Azerbaijan’s national anthem has the power to unite our people, no matter where we live. Azerbaycan! Azerbaycan! Ey qehreman övladın şanlı Veteni! Sendən ötrü can vermeye cümlə hazırız! Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan! Cherished land

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The Discreet Keeper of Ancient Steel Secrets

The armour and weaponry were often symbols of status, wealth and power. The finest arms were made by master craftsmen working with leading silversmiths as well as with jewellers, whose work transformed utilitarian military equipment into courtly works of art.

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İcheri Sheher-Old City Magic

By Jill Sperandio  I will be leaving my home in Icheri Shahar, Baku’s Old City, very soon and know I will miss it. But what will I miss the most? Will it be eating out in the summer under the

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Azerbaijan Has a Long an Interesting History and a Rich Culture

An interview with Mr. Erling Skonsberg, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to Azerbaijan AT: Mr. Ambassador, could you please tell us a little bit about yourself? What was your job before being appointed ambassador to Azerbaijan?

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