The Early Days of the Baku Metro
Long before the Baki Kart travelcard, air-conditioned carriages and the new Violet Line
The Baku Metro at 50
6 November 2017 marked exactly 50 years since machinist Salman Alekberov drove the inaugural train from Baki Soveti
Discovering Baku: Hugues Krafft’s Journey to the Caucasus
In the late 19th century the pioneering French traveller, photographer and philanthropist Hugues Krafft (1853-1935) travelled to the South Caucasus
A Legend of Azerbaijani Poetry
On 21 October of this year the great Azerbaijani poet and freedom fighter Khalil Rza Uluturk would have turned 85.
The story of the Caucasus Germans is one of survival, innovation and tragedy. It is undoubtedly fascinating yet surprisingly unknown, even in Germany
Peter the Great and Baku Oil
Following the Great Northern War and having led a successful military campaign in the West, Peter I (1672-1725)
MEMORIES OF MY FATHER
It’s always difficult for me to write about my father because my whole childhood and all the time he was with us is painted in such bright
A Life of Moves and Partings: The Story of Ida and Bahadur
It started when my mum’s doctor colleague and friend told me: My grandmother is German.
SHOLLAR-BAKU: 100 YEARS OF THE LEGENDARY WATER PIPELINE
Supplying water to the populations of regions lacking natural water resources has been a critical issue throughout history, as the case of Baku
Khadija Alibeyova’s Light
While women in different corners of the world were campaigning for equal rights, those in Azerbaijan were trying to pave their way towards education.