Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
“This is another manifestation of cultural genocide and barbarism with a political aim ... We have sent numerous letters to various international organizations regarding the Armenian cultural genocide committed by Azerbaijan ... “The aim of Azerbaijan’s criminal behavior is clear.
... of the feelings of compassion and mercy.'' ''Azerbaijan as one of the historical and cultural centers of the Muslim world is a unique space where representatives of different religions and beliefs have lived in peace and tranquility for hundreds of years,'' the president said.
Azerbaijan as one of the historical and cultural centers of the Muslim world is a unique space where representatives of different religions and beliefs have lived in peace and tranquility for hundreds of years, ...
A symbolic effort was made by 26 artists from Thessaloniki following the loss of large areas of Artsakh to the Turkish-sponsored invasion of Azerbaijan in last year’s war. With the support of the Armenian Cultural Association Hamazkayin in ...
(MENAFN - AzerNews) By The first batch of Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Azerbaijan just a few days ago ... the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Trend reports. ''We are also focused on the comprehensive development of humanitarian, educational and cultural projects.
May 8—The date of May 8 is a symbol of the 28-year longing for Azerbaijan's Shusha city because, on this day in 1992 Shusha, the crown of the Azerbaijani national culture was occupied. Since then and until now, Shusha has ... .
The online event was attended by the Vice Rector of the AzerbaijanUniversity of Languages, Dr ... He highlighted the collaboration of Azerbaijan University of Languages with the Embassy of India in the field of developing language and also in building cultural relations between India and Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan has begun reconstructing a cathedral in Shusha to what they say is its "original" form, claiming that it had been inauthentically altered by Armenians in the 1990s... A spokesperson for Azerbaijan's Ministry of Culture did not respond to messages from Eurasianet seeking more information.