Azerbaijan

Country Azerbaijan
Capital Baku
Continent Asia
Currency Manat(AZN)
Languages Azerbaijani

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Introduction

Azerbaijan - a nation with a majority-Turkic and majority-Muslim population - was briefly independent from 1918 to 1920; it regained its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Despite a 1994 cease-fire, Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also seven surrounding provinces in the territory of Azerbaijan. Corruption in the country is ubiquitous, and the government, which eliminated presidential term limits in a 2009 referendum, has been accused of authoritarianism. Although the poverty rate has been reduced in recent years due to revenue from oil production, the promise of widespread wealth resulting from the continued development of Azerbaijan's energy sector remains largely unfulfilled.

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Alfred Nobel's lesser-known Azerbaijan connection | News | Al ... - Aljazeera.com

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Alfred Nobel's lesser-known Azerbaijan connection | News | Al ...
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The Nobel Peace Prize has been bestowed upon 131 laureates from around the world since it was first awarded in 1901. But few people are aware that the international accolade - which will be handed out on December 10 in Sweden - has an unusual ...

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American former astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper to visit Azerbaijan - Trend News Agency

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American former astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper to visit Azerbaijan
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Captain Piper visited American Corner in Kurdemir, will visit the American Centers in Baku and meet with local young people, hold presentations at the Azerbaijan Armed Forces War College, and speak at the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, ADA ...



Overtaking at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2017 voted as the best pass of the season - APA

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Overtaking at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2017 voted as the best pass of the season
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In a vote taken on the official Formula 1 website, Daniel Ricciardo's triple overtake at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix earlier this year was voted as the best pass of the season, APA reports. The move proved to be decisive, as the Australian went on to ...
Ricciardo's overtaking in Baku becomes best in 2017 (VIDEO)Trend News Agency

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Armenia 115 times breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan in 24 hours - AzerNews

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Armenia 115 times breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan in 24 hours
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Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 115 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Dec. 10.
Armenia continues violating ceasefire with AzerbaijanAPA
Turkish intellectuals who visited Karabakh did not apologize to AzerbaijanInformation-Analytic Agency NEWS.am (press release) (blog)
Azerbaijan makes over 150 ceasefire breaches in one weekPanorama.am
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Sebastian Vettel: How this moment with Lewis Hamilton was my worst feeling - Express.co.uk

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Sebastian Vettel: How this moment with Lewis Hamilton was my worst feeling
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Sebastian Vettel regrets the incident at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Driving behind Hamilton in second place at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix during a safety car period, Vettel believed the Mercedes driver brake-tested him and drove his Ferrari into his ...
Sebastian Vettel: Morning after Baku was the worst feeling of 2017ESPN.co.uk

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Attendance at this year's Azerbaijan Grand Prix has grown seriously - Trend News Agency

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Attendance at this year's Azerbaijan Grand Prix has grown seriously
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Formula One saw an eight percent rise in the number of fans attending races in 2017 with 13 of the 20 races reporting bigger crowds, according to figures published by the sport's commercial rights holder Reuters reports. Azerbaijan saw the biggest ...

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Azerbaijani minds are heading to Turkey - JAMnews (blog)

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Azerbaijani minds are heading to Turkey
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Employers in other countries don't acknowledge Azerbaijani diplomas. It's even difficult to find a job in Azerbaijan. “My nephew graduated from the Department of Architecture in Baku. He studied via the paid branch. Now, after five years, he still hasn ...



Minister: Over 500 professional standards to be developed in Azerbaijan [UPDATE] - AzerNews

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Minister: Over 500 professional standards to be developed in Azerbaijan [UPDATE]
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Conference entitled “Using professional standards to develop the workforce in Azerbaijan” kicked off in Baku on December 8. Addressing the conference, Azerbaijani Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Salim Muslimov stressed that over ...

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Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan to lay optical cable through bottom of Caspian Sea - Trend News Agency

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan to lay optical cable through bottom of Caspian Sea
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Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan will conduct bilateral negotiations on laying an optical cable through the bottom of the Caspian Sea in 2018 to rapidly implement the Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM) project, a source in the Azerbaijani ...



Azerbaijan's historical, cultural, natural heritage should be shared with world: UNWTO - AzerNews

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Azerbaijan's historical, cultural, natural heritage should be shared with world: UNWTO
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The historical, cultural and natural heritage of Azerbaijan should be shared with the rest of the world, UN World Tourism Organization Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili said in an exclusive interview with Trend. "Azerbaijan is full of treasures ...

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