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Azerbaijan – Five Star Gabala

27.12.2012 | Readed: 1833

Paul Steele, founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker has travelled Azerbaijan`s Gabala town. He wrote an article “Azerbaijan – Five Star Gabala” which is available on baldhiker.com. Paul Steele says: “Gabala, or also and more......

Azerbaijan – Sheki Kahn`s Palace

26.12.2012 | Readed: 1739

Paul Steele, founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker has travelled Azerbaijan`s Sheki town. He wrote an article “Azerbaijan – Sheki Kahn`s Palace” which is available on baldhiker.com. Paul Steele says: “To return to Azerbaijan......

Trafford Publishing issues `Modern Azerbaijanian prose`

22.12.2012 | Readed: 1783

The US-based Trafford Publishing has printed a book entitiled “Modern Azerbaijanian prose”. The book features the best samples of Azerbaijani literature of the last 30 years. The anthology includes more than thirty short stories and novels by Ismayil......

Azerbaijani playwright`s works published in Hungarian language

22.12.2012 | Readed: 1451

Works by Azerbaijani playwright and philosopher Mirza Fatali Akhundzade has been published in the Hungarian language for the first time. The publication dedicated to the bicentennial of Mirza Fatali Akhundzade. A book entitled “Mirza Fatali......

5th International Biennial of Contemporary Art "Aluminium" gets underway

12.12.2012 | Readed: 1541

On December 11th the Museum Center hosted a press conference dedicated to the 5th International Biennial of Contemporary Art "Aluminium" in Baku. Department Head of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Director of the biennale Galib Gasimov provided......

Latvian delegation visits Gobustan State Reserve

01.12.2012 | Readed: 1597

On November 30th a Latvian delegation led by Prime Minister of Latvia Valdis Dombrovskis visited Gobustan State Reserve on Friday.  Valdis Dombrovskis was informed that settled since the 8th millennium BC, the area contains more than 600,000 distinct paintings, going as far back as 20,000......

Latvian PM visits Icherisheher

30.11.2012 | Readed: 1487

Prime Minister of Latvia Valdis Dombrovskis visited Icherisheher, one of the world`s cultural heritage sites, in Baku. The Latvian PM viewed the Maiden Tower built in 7th-6th centuries BC and restored in the 12th century. The Tower, 28m in height and 16-16,5m in diameter, is comprised of a......

Azerbaijan`s first lady Mehriban Aliyeva meets Turkish film actress Turkan Soray

28.11.2012 | Readed: 4090

Azerbaijan`s first lady, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO goodwill ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva met Turkish film actress Turkan Soray.  Prior to the meeting the Turkish actress watched a documentary on the Heydar Aliyev Foundation's activities and its......

Monument to Mirza Fatali Akhundzade unveiled in Moscow

24.11.2012 | Readed: 1587

Monument to Mirza Fatali Akhundzade (Akhundov), a celebrated Azerbaijani author, playwright, philosopher, and founder of modern literary criticism, has been unveiled in Russia's capital Moscow.  The monument created by Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute graduate Zaur......

Baku hosts ceremony on opening of Four Seasons Hotel and exhibition marking 5th anniversary of Baku magazine

18.11.2012 | Readed: 1729

On November 17th Azerbaijan`s capital hosted a solemn ceremony dedicated to the opening of five-star Four Seasons Hotel and an exhibition marking the 5th anniversary of Baku magazine. Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Baku magazine Leyla Aliyeva......

"Historical look at Azerbaijan`s rich pearls" exhibition opens in Vatican

16.11.2012 | Readed: 1613

An exhibition "Historical look at Azerbaijan`s rich pearls" opened Wednesday in Vatican. The exhibition, initiated and supported by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Azerbaijan and Vatican. Azerbaijan is a......

Heydar Aliyev Foundation organizes another exhibition on Azerbaijan held in France

11.11.2012 | Readed: 1641

The exhibition has been held here as part of the Cultural Values of Azerbaijan - the Pearl of Caucasus project organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and supported by the Azerbaijani embassy.  Speaking at the event, mayor of Romorantin-Lanthenay Jeanny Lorgeoux expressed satisfaction......

2nd Baku International Theater Conference starts in Azerbaijan`s capital

07.11.2012 | Readed: 1702

The 2nd Baku International Theater Conference on the theme "World Theatre Process in the 21st century: Problems, Prospects and Alternatives" organized by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and Azerbaijan Theater Figures Union has started as a part of the......

Muslim Magomayev`s jubilee marked in Berlin

24.10.2012 | Readed: 1434

An event marking the 70th anniversary of great Soviet and Azerbaijani baritone opera and pop singer Muslim Magomayev has been held at the Baku Club in Berlin, Germany.  The event, called "Muslim Magomayev - Unforgettable voice of Azerbaijan", was supported by the Azerbaijani Embassy to......

Moscow hosts 2nd International Muslim Magomaev Vocalist Contest

23.10.2012 | Readed: 1436

The 2nd International Muslim Magomayev Vocalist Contest dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the great singer's birth has been held in Moscow.  On the 1st day of the contest People's Actress Tamara Sinyavskaya wished success to the participants of the contest. She noted......

Reims hosts exhibition on Azerbaijan and concert by Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra

21.10.2012 | Readed: 1661

First lady Mehriban Aliyeva attends the events{nl}Supported by Azerbaijan`s embassy in Paris, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has launched a series of events aimed at promoting the Azerbaijani culture across France. A first event in the series took......

Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina tours historic core of Baku

21.10.2012 | Readed: 1447

On October 20th chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegović and his spouse Sebia Izetbegović toured the Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and his spouse were informed about......

Spouse of Chairman of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina visits Azerilma carpet gallery

19.10.2012 | Readed: 1485

On October 18th spouse of Chairman of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sebia Izetbegović visited Sehrli Ilmeler (Magic Stitches) gallery owned by Azerilma Ltd, a carpet weaving company.  She was briefed on the carpet weaving, one of the oldest and most traditional forms of art in......

Spouse of Chairman of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina visits National History Museum of Azerbaijan

19.10.2012 | Readed: 1456

On October 18th spouse of Chairman of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sebia Izetbegović visited the National History Museum of Azerbaijan. She was informed on the history of the museum. The museum building was constructed in 1895-1897 and it was the residence of famous......

YAY! Gallery to open in Icharisheher

10.10.2012 | Readed: 1556

The YAY! Gallery will open on Wednesday in the very Downtown with a joint exhibition of three emerging artists- Faig Ahmed, Farid Rasulov and Elshan Ibrahimov. Baku residents have already got familiarized with YARAT! Contemporary Art Space-implemented projects; each of them have left an......

Rihanna performs at Baku Crystal Hall

09.10.2012 | Readed: 1518

On October 6th multiple Grammy Awards winning R&B queen Rihanna lit the hearts of her numerous fans at Baku Crystal Hall. Financed by Azerbaijan`s state oil firm, SOCAR, the concert was organized by Omnikomo Music Group, a representative of Universal Music Group in Azerbaijan. The......

Azerbaijani ambassador meets Tajik Minister of Culture

09.10.2012 | Readed: 1438

Azerbaijani ambassador to Tajikistan Abbasali Hasanov has met the county`s Minister of Culture Mirzoshorukh Asrori. They discussed ways of expanding the relations in the cultural sphere. The ambassador expressed gratitude to Asrori for his participation in the events dedicated to the......

Nizami Ganjavi`s 870th anniversary marked in Baku

02.10.2012 | Readed: 1565

As reported earlier, a range of events were held in the country to mark the 870th anniversary of great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi.  To this end, the final event dedicated to the great thinker continued yesterday at the Heydar Aliyev Palace. Minister of Culture and Tourism......

NATO chief visits Icherisheher

08.09.2012 | Readed: 1425

On September 7th NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Icherisheher, the Inner City of Baku. Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited the Palace of Shirvanshahs built in early 15th century and considered one of the landmark architectural monuments of Azerbaijan. He was informed......

Movie about Azerbaijan`s national leader Heydar Aliyev in production

18.08.2012 | Readed: 1589

New feature film ''The simplest surname '' about the life of national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev (1923-2003) is being shot in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijani MP Elmira Akhundova, who wrote two books - "Heydar Aliyev" and "Personality & Epoch" said the......

Gabala International Music festival ends

07.08.2012 | Readed: 1526

The Gabala 4th International Festival organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation ended on Sunday. The festival has brought together musicians from Azerbaijan and foreign countries, as well as art collectives, soloists and directors. The London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has closed......

London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gives another concert in Gabala

05.08.2012 | Readed: 1416

The London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has given another concert as part of the Gabala 4th International Music Festival, one of the numerous grandiose projects of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The Orchestra, conducted by Charles Dutoit, performed "Dances of Galánta " by Hungarian......

London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gives another concert in Gabala

04.08.2012 | Readed: 1573

The London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has given another concert as part of the Gabala 4th International Music Festival, one of the numerous grandiose projects of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The Orchestra, conducted by Charles Dutoit, performed "Dances of Galánta " by Hungarian......

Gabala music festival "well organized", Russian pianist

02.08.2012 | Readed: 1473

A Russian pianist who participates in the 4th Gabala International Music Festival has praised the event, saying it is well organized. Andrei Yaroshinsky, who won a piano competition as part of the 2nd Gabala festival, said the organizers were doing a great job. "The festival is better......

Gabala hosts mugham night

29.07.2012 | Readed: 1496

On July 28th mugham night was organized in Gabala as part of the 4th International Music Festival. The attendees saw performances by young mugham singers Ilkin Ahmadov, Gulay Zeynalli and Ehtiram Huseynov. The mugham singers were accompanied by Sahib Pashazade (tar), Khayyam Mammadov......

Genius Fikrat Amirov`s compositions performed in Gabala

27.07.2012 | Readed: 1474

On July 26th a concert dedicated to the 90th anniversary of genius Azerbaijani composer Fikrat Amirov was arranged here within the 4th Gabala International Music Festival.  Amirov`s compositions - suite "Azerbaijan," symphonic mugham "Kurd ovshari," arias from opera "Sevil" and......

4th Gabala International Music Festival officially opens

26.07.2012 | Readed: 1391

The 4th Gabala International Music Festival officially opened its doors to participants, guests and music lovers. The festival is held in Gabala, a picturesque region of Azerbaijan, with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Speaking to the opening ceremony, Farhad Badalbayli,......

YARAT! Organization presented Nail Alakbarov`s project "Seven beauties" in Baku

21.07.2012 | Readed: 1508

The YARAT! nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art of Azerbaijan presented Nail Alakbarov's project "Seven beauties" in Baku on Friday. Famous artists and public figures attended the event organized during 012 Baku Public Art Festival. This......

President of Chamber of Deputies of Mexican Congress visits ancient Icherisheher

19.07.2012 | Readed: 1385

On June 18th President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Mexican Congress Oscar Arce who is visiting Baku visited Icherisheher, one of the world's cultural heritage sites. The guest familiarized himself with the Maiden Tower built in 7th-6th centuries BC and restored in the 12th......

4th Gabala Music Festival starts in Gabala region

19.07.2012 | Readed: 1421

The fourth Gabala Music Festival will start on July 24 in Gabala region of Azerbaijan. Numerous cultural projects held in Azerbaijan in the last few years on the initiative and under the patronage of Mehriban Aliyeva, President of the Heydar Aliyev Fundation, UNESCO and ISESCO good-will......

Montenegrin PM visits Gala archeological-ethnographic museum complex near Baku

18.07.2012 | Readed: 1379

On July 17th Prime Minister of Montenegro Igor Luksic visited the Gala Archeological-Ethnographic Museum Complex near Baku as part of his trip to Azerbaijan.  The Prime Minister was told that the complex created at the initiative of President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and......

Montenegrin PM tours historic core of Baku

17.07.2012 | Readed: 1378

On July 16th Prime Minister of Montenegro Igor Luksic toured the Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. The Premier was informed about Icharishahar which was included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Igor Luksic visited the 15th-century Palace of......

Concert of famous Azerbaijani singer and composer Emin Agalarov at Green Theater Baku

14.07.2012 | Readed: 1397

A consummate performer and entertainer with undoubted star quality, Emin Agalarov performed at Green Theatre in Baku on Friday. At the entry, Emin performed the song "Never Enough", which he preformed at the final stage of the Eurovision-2012 Emin has performed mostly songs from......

YARAT! Organization presents Fuad Salayev`s project "Breath of the Earth" in Baku

14.07.2012 | Readed: 1750

The YARAT! Non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art of Azerbaijan presented Fuad Salayev's project " Breath of the Earth " in Baku on Friday. Rector of the Baku branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University, art director of UNS Theatre Nargiz Pashayeva,......

"Big Miracle" was screened within the framework of IDEA Campaign`s "Eco Cinema" project

14.07.2012 | Readed: 1353

IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) launched on July 12, 2011 by Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva successfully continues "Eco Cinema" project. It is pertinent here to mention that having already caused great interest by a wide range of students, "Eco Cinema" project, which......

Azerbaijani first lady meets the country`s Eurovision-2012 contestants

11.07.2012 | Readed: 1349

On July 10th Azerbaijan`s first lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva met People`s Artist Alim Gasimov and Sabina Babayeva who represented the country in the Eurovision-2012 song contest, which has recently been held in Baku. The first lady congratulated Alim......

Malmö to host Eurovision Song Contest 2013

08.07.2012 | Readed: 1565

According to eurovision.tv, the Host Broadcaster, Swedish SVT, announced that Malmö to be the home of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest! SVT received proposals from Stockholm and Malmö. "It was not really an easy decision," Martin Österdahl, Executive Producer of the 2013 contest......


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