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Azerbaijani Novruz
CultureSpring 2009, Volume 4.1
Azerbaijani Novruz
by Dr. Rafael Huseynov

The Azerbaijani people have several holidays connected with
TAKING LADY LADLE FOR A WALK -  And Other Seasonal Rituals in Azerbaijan
CultureMarch - April 2014
TAKING LADY LADLE FOR A WALK - And Other Seasonal Rituals in Azerbaijan
The Novruz holiday, which celebrates the start of spring, may be the best known of Azerbaijan’
Restoring Historical Justice: The Nobels and Baku
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Restoring Historical Justice: The Nobels and Baku
Villa Petrolea – home to one of the world’s oldest oil families and now to one of
Nizami - Poet for all humanity
LiteratureMarch - April 2011
Nizami - Poet for all humanity
by Teymur Kerimli

Azerbaijan’s literature is a unique spiritual treasure-house for its
The Mystery of the Maiden Tower
BakuWinter 2008, Volume 3.1
The Mystery of the Maiden Tower
The Maiden Tower is a Baku landmark, a much loved symbol of the city and of Azerbaijan. It looms dar
Novruz Sweet Celebration
CultureMarch - April 2014
Novruz Sweet Celebration
Azerbaijanis have a very sweet-tooth and rarely need a reason for indulging their passion, but the
A BRIEF HISTORY OF OIL AND GAS WELL DRILLING
Oil & GasJanuary - February 2012
A BRIEF HISTORY OF OIL AND GAS WELL DRILLING
From Chinese chisel….
The Chinese were the first people to drill wells, in around 2000 BC,
The Novruz Tuesdays
CultureSpring 2016
The Novruz Tuesdays
Novruz is an ancient and much-loved holiday in Azerbaijan which ushers in the new astronomical
Novruz Bayram
CultureMarch - April 2010
Novruz Bayram
by Tofig Babayev

Some of the myths,
Novruz Bayram
CultureSpring 2006, Volume 1.1
Novruz Bayram
National holidays are connected with myths, history and national identity.
The Great Silk Road and trade between the Caspian and Europe
HistorySpring 2009, Volume 4.1
The Great Silk Road and trade between the Caspian and Europe
by Dr. Suleyman Aliyarli

In the early medieval period and later, the
A Short Guide to Azerbaijani Weddings (10 Things I Wish I Had Been Told)
CultureWinter 2018
A Short Guide to Azerbaijani Weddings (10 Things I Wish I Had Been Told)
In eight years of living in Azerbaijan, I have been to my fair share of weddings. These are a
Alinja the Invincible Castle
TravelSummer 2016
Alinja the Invincible Castle
Discover “the Machu Picchu of Azerbaijan” with intrepid explorer Mark Elliott 
Tea-growing in Azerbaijan: The Present and Prospects
BusinessJuly - August 2010
Tea-growing in Azerbaijan: The Present and Prospects
Natural conditions In Azerbaijan tea is mainly grown in the Lenkeran-Astara region. This is an area
The Spiritual Sounds of Sami Yusuf
MusicWinter 2019
The Spiritual Sounds of Sami Yusuf
Sami Yusuf is a British musician of Azerbaijani origin at the forefront of a new global music genre
The Palace of the Shirvanshahs
CultureAutumn 2008 3.3&4
The Palace of the Shirvanshahs
by Kamil Ibrahimov

Baku´s Old City is a treasure trove of Azerbaijani history. Its stone
Magic Pot of Piti
CultureJuly - August 2013
Magic Pot of Piti
As whisky has always been associated with Scotland, Siberian pelmeni (ravioli) with Russia and
Baku Oil in Decisive Battles of World War II
HistoryMay - June 2014
Baku Oil in Decisive Battles of World War II
Four out of five Soviet aircraft, tanks and trucks used in World War II ran on fuel produced in
1918  - Azerbaijan at War
HistorySeptember - October 2015
1918 - Azerbaijan at War
This is the second of a two-part article on Azerbaijan in 1918, at the end of the First World War
MEMORIES OF MY FATHER
HistorySpring 2017
MEMORIES OF MY FATHER
Deputy Minister of Culture Sevda Mammadaliyeva remembers her father, the outstanding academician
Baku: A Hidden Treasure for European Travellers
TravelWinter 2019
Baku: A Hidden Treasure for European Travellers
Heike Maria Johenning is a freelance writer and translator and the author of two guidebooks to
Rovshan Rzayev: On Tour with Rashid Behbudov
MusicNovember - December 2015
Rovshan Rzayev: On Tour with Rashid Behbudov
To mark 100 years since Rashid Behbudov was born, Camilla Rzayeva shares her grandfather's stories o
Three Mountain Villages Xinaliq, Lahij and Saribash
TravelWinter 2008, Volume 3.1
Three Mountain Villages Xinaliq, Lahij and Saribash
by Fiona Maclachlan

A few hours separate the clean calm air of Azerbaijan’s
The Spread of islam
SocietyNovember - December 2010
The Spread of islam
by Abbas Gurbanov

Gurban Bayram, the Festival of Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha –
Azerbaijani Personal Names  Origins, Meanings and Development
SocietyJanuary - February 2012
Azerbaijani Personal Names Origins, Meanings and Development
There are many traditions in Azerbaijan surrounding the naming of children and some of these
The Mountain Jews and their fate during WWII
HistoryJuly - August 2012
The Mountain Jews and their fate during WWII
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Mountain Jews call themselves Juhuro (or Juvuro, in their Quba dialect), which means
British Police in Baku
HistorySummer 2006, Volume 1.2
British Police in Baku
At the end of World War I, Britain and France signed a convention, dividing up their geographical
God’s Drink - Voyage to the land of Azerbaijani tea
TravelMay - June 2013
God’s Drink - Voyage to the land of Azerbaijani tea
Tea lies at the heart of many Azerbaijani traditions. When a boy’s family visits a girl’
Jews in Azerbaijan: a History Spanning Three Millennia
HistorySpring 2008, Volume 3.2
Jews in Azerbaijan: a History Spanning Three Millennia
by Alexander Murinson

The Azerbaijani and Jewish peoples have a long tradition
AZERBAIJAN AT WAR
HistoryJuly - August 2015
AZERBAIJAN AT WAR
This is the first of a two-part article on Azerbaijan in 1918 during the First World War. This
German POW cemetery in Mingechevir
HistoryJanuary - February 2012
German POW cemetery in Mingechevir
Found - the dairy of German prisoner of war Willi Desch…. ….When they came here they
Aznut: The Startup Bringing Azerbaijani Hazelnuts to America
DiasporaWinter 2019
Aznut: The Startup Bringing Azerbaijani Hazelnuts to America
How Azerbaijani hazelnuts are helping one local entrepreneur to realize his American Dream
THE NOBEL PRIZE FUND - CREATED IN BAKU
HistorySeptember - October 2010
THE NOBEL PRIZE FUND - CREATED IN BAKU
by Suleyman Aliyarli
Arastun Mehtiyev

The Nobel family’s presence in Baku
How Did Nakhchivan Become Autonomous?
HistorySummer 2009, Volume 4.2
How Did Nakhchivan Become Autonomous?
Look at a map of Azerbaijan and you will see a relatively small area of land, separated from the res
Bizimkiler An alternative sound of music
ArtJuly - August 2012
Bizimkiler An alternative sound of music
Land of Fire? It may be that Azerbaijan is having an identity crisis, as it currently appears more
What Novruz Means to me
CultureMarch - April 2015
What Novruz Means to me
Novruz marks the awakening of spring and is celebrated from 20-21 March. It is one of the most
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Boosts Azerbaijani Archaeology
HistorySummer 2007, Volume 2.3
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Boosts Azerbaijani Archaeology
Excavations on pipeline route yield valuable finds

by PhD Nacaf
Mass Grave Found in Northern Azerbaijan
TopicalSpring 2007, Volume 2.2
Mass Grave Found in Northern Azerbaijan
by Rovshan Didavari

A mass grave has been unearthed at Guba´s central stadium in the
The Khan’s Garden in Ganja
CultureMarch - June 2012
The Khan’s Garden in Ganja
Gardens and parks are an important aspect of Azerbaijani culture and one of the most important is th
Winter Warmer: Rediscovering Baku’s Hammam Culture
BakuWinter 2019
Winter Warmer: Rediscovering Baku’s Hammam Culture
A recently unearthed hammam in Icherisheher is a reminder of Baku's legendary public bathing culture
Alexander the Great in Azerbaijan’s literature and folklore
LiteratureSeptember - October 2010
Alexander the Great in Azerbaijan’s literature and folklore
by Seyfaddin G.Rzasoy

From the history of conquests

Young, excitable,
March 1918 Massacre in Baku
HistorySpring 2007, Volume 2.2
March 1918 Massacre in Baku
Thousands of Azerbaijanis were killed in three days of slaughter at the end of March 1918, when
SHEKI’S MYSTERIES – STAINED GLASS AND THE SWEETEST HALVA
ArtSeptember - October 2013
SHEKI’S MYSTERIES – STAINED GLASS AND THE SWEETEST HALVA
There is a proverb in Azerbaijan – “however much you say halva, it won’t make
The Book of Dede Gorgud: A Masterpiece of Epic Literature
LiteratureMarch - April 2010
The Book of Dede Gorgud: A Masterpiece of Epic Literature
The Book of Dede Gorgud is a heroic epic poem of the Oghuz – a Turkic tribal group who were th
Islam and Secularism – the Azerbaijani Experience
SocietyMay - June 2013
Islam and Secularism – the Azerbaijani Experience
Azerbaijan has recently been associated with secularism and religious tolerance at a growing number