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Croatian TV report: "First opera and ballet in East were performed in Baku"

30.05.2012 | Readed: 1145

For almost 30 years, Azerbaijan will receive 160 billion US dollars from its energy projects, the Croatian Television's "Hrvatska radiotelevizija" report dedicated to Azerbaijan says. "While some European countries suffer from economic crisis, Azerbaijan gets more profit from the......

Sweden wins Eurovision - 2012 song contest

27.05.2012 | Readed: 1088

Swedish singer Loreen (‘Euphoria') has won the Eurovision-2012 song contest who final was held in Azerbaijan's capital Baku on Saturday night. She scored 372 points. The singer of Moroccan origin won the right for Sweden to host the next Eurovision song contest in......

Azerbaijanis in New York feel proud to host Eurovision

27.05.2012 | Readed: 1103

Azerbaijanis living in the United States are among those who are impatiently waiting for the final of Eurovision-2012. Today they gathered in Washington, Boston, Houston and other cities as part of "Support Eurovision" campaign to watch the great final live. The events are being organized......

Emin`s show at Eurovision to involve 68 people

26.05.2012 | Readed: 1102

Famous singer and singer-songwriter Emin Agalarov will present an original and a spectacular show involving 68 people on May 26 at the final ceremony of the "Eurovision-2012" song contest.Azerbaijani pop singer Emin Agalarov will perform at the interval act of the Grand Final, who will......

UK Engelbert Humperdinck: Baku is very beautiful

26.05.2012 | Readed: 1134

Because of rehearsals I can`t familiar with Baku, but the city is wonderful and great" said Engelbert Humperdinck at the press conference in Baku Crystal Hall."Participation at the song contest for me is very excited. I believe that my song will be luckily in the "Eurovision-2012" song......

The Telegraph: Baku, Azerbaijan: Dubai of the Caucasus

25.05.2012 | Readed: 1158

"The Telegraph" published an article entitled "Baku, Azerbaijan: Dubai of the Caucasus". The article says that "The oil-rich city of Baku is a suitably surreal venue for this year's Eurovision contest". The author underlines that "Oil-soaked earth had long been used as a......

Dates announced for 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

24.05.2012 | Readed: 1112

At the EBU Press Conference held this afternoon in Baku, the provisional dates were announced for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.  The Final of the 58th edition will take place on Saturday the 18th of May, 2013, with the First Semi-Final on Tuesday 14th May, and the Second Semi-Final on......

10 finalists of Eurovision-2012 announced as first semi-final ends

23.05.2012 | Readed: 1069

The holders of 10 places available in Saturday's final have been announced as the first semi-final of the Eurovision-2012 song contest wraps up at the Baku Crystal Hall.The finalists are Romania,Moldova, Iceland, Hungary, Denmark, Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Russia and......

Eurovision-2012 officially opens

20.05.2012 | Readed: 1134

On May 19th the Eurovision 2012 song contest officially opened with a grand concert at the EuroClub. The contest participants walked the red carpet to enter the hall. Speaking to the opening ceremony, Eurovision-2012 Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand wished the contestants......

Azerbaijan`s Sabina Babayeva graced the Crystal Hall stage in her home town

20.05.2012 | Readed: 1082

Today for the very first time, Azerbaijan`s Sabina Babayeva graced the Crystal Hall stage in her home town. Sabina Babayeva entered the stage for her first rehearsal in a very grand white frock adorned with silver sequins, feathers and with a long train. Her backing singers were......

Austria`s Trackshittaz: We are longing to come to Azerbaijan once again

20.05.2012 | Readed: 1133

"We are longing to come to Azerbaijan once again because the country is so hospitable that everybody try to help you here anyhow even though I don`t know the Azerbaijani language," Eurovision 2012 Austrian Trackshittaz band representatives said in an interview. Sharing their first......

Icharishahar to meet Eurovision 2012 guests with Square Bazaar

19.05.2012 | Readed: 1209

Annual Square Bazaar will be organized in front of the Gosha Gala Gapisi (Double Gates of the Fortress) in Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital every day on May 20-25 at 12:00-20:00. The aim is to popularize Azerbaijani culture and history among foreign visitors......

"Afrovision - Contemporary art from Africa" exhibition opens in Baku, Azerbaijani first lady attends the event

18.05.2012 | Readed: 1116

On May 17th, the Baku Museum of Modern Art hosted the launch of "Afrovision - Contemporary art from Africa" exhibition.  The opening ceremony was attended by Azerbaijani first lady, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Mehriban Aliyeva, and the Foundation`s vice-president, Leyla......

3rd International Maiden Tower Festival of Art opens in Azerbaijan on initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation

18.05.2012 | Readed: 1139

The 3rd International Maiden Tower Festival of Art was organized by "Icheri Sheher" Historical Architectural Reserve, Modern Art Museum and Giz Galasi Art Gallery on the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation on May 17 in Baku. Head of Icheri sheher State Historical and Architectural......

Eurovision.de web-site posts article on Azerbaijan

17.05.2012 | Readed: 1111

Eurovision.de web-site has posted an article on Eurovision-2012 host country Azerbaijan by Dr. Irving Wolther. The author spoke of construction boom not only in Azerbaijan`s capital, but also in the dynamically developing regions of the country. There is a great attention to development......

Turkish singer: "Like Nigar Jamal did at last year`s Eurovision song contest, I will also raise Azerbaijan`s flag if I win"

17.05.2012 | Readed: 1161

"Like Nigar Jamal did at last year`s Eurovision song contest, I will also raise Azerbaijan`s flag if I win," said Turkish representative Can Bonomo during a press conference following his first rehearsal at the Baku Crystal Hall. "Baku Crystal Hall is most admirable place I have seen in......

Ukraine`s Gaitana: I`m looking forward to see Baku

17.05.2012 | Readed: 1119

"I`m looking forward to see Baku" said Ukrainian Gaitana at the press conference in Baku Crystal Hall. Gaitana said that she has been so much waiting for that moment. The artist is very proud to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest. Gaitana`s producer Edward Klim,......

YARAT! launches "Merging Bridges" exhibition

16.05.2012 | Readed: 1222

YARAT!, a non-commercial organization dedicated to promoting contemporary art in Azerbaijan, organized "Merging Bridges" exhibition at the Baku Museum of Modern Art  on May 15th. The opening ceremony was attended by Azerbaijani first lady, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation,......

Euronews TV prepares special reportage on Eurovision in Baku

16.05.2012 | Readed: 1104

Euronews TV has prepared a special reportage on the last stage of preparation for Eurovision. The reportage describes how the Azerbaijani duo Ell & Nikki became the winner of last year`s contest, features the recent technical preparations for the contest. "Nigar Jamal (Nikki)......

Opening of press center, and first rehearsals of "Eurovision-2012"

15.05.2012 | Readed: 1115

The official opening of the press center of the "Eurovision-2012" context took place near the Baku Crystal Hall, which will host the contest. Many local and foreign journalists had to get to the press center on foot, because all the roads in the city center were closed, and traffic was......

EuroClub starts operating in Baku

15.05.2012 | Readed: 1131

The EuroClub, one of the grandiose places in the history of Eurovision has today started operating here. The aim of the EuroClub is to provide entertainment for the contest participants. All accredited people have a chance to attend the events which are going to be organized here. At the same......

Azerbaijan`s First Lady inspects work carried out in "EuroClub"

12.05.2012 | Readed: 1130

First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, chairperson of the Eurovision 2012 organizing committee Mehriban Aliyeva and vice-president of the Foundation Leyla Aliyeva inspected work carried out in "EuroClub" here on Friday. Mrs. Aliyeva was informed that the......

Leyla Aliyeva presents her work within 012 Baku Public Art Festival

12.05.2012 | Readed: 1188

Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva on May 11 presented her work "The Brain" within the 012 Baku Public Art Festival. The event was attended by First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva. Leyla Aliyeva gave......

Emin Agalarov to give solo concert on May 27 in Baku

12.05.2012 | Readed: 1236

A consummate performer and entertainer with undoubted star quality, Emin Agalarov will perform his solo concert in Euroclub here on May 27. The information was given in a press conference held in Friday on the eve of Eurovision 2012. In the concert Emin Agalarov will be accompanied......

Eurovision`s "Green Room" presented

12.05.2012 | Readed: 1168

The stage and Green Room of Eurovision 2012 were presented on Friday, eurovision.az reported. Representatives of more than 40 countries will participate at the contest. After six weeks of hard work all the necessary equipment has been established on the stage of Baku Crystal Hall.......

Winners of Heydar Aliyev Foundation-organized essay competition to watch Eurovision`s final show in Baku

09.05.2012 | Readed: 1109

The Heydar Aliyev Foundation has announced the winners of its essay competition, saying they will have the opportunity to watch the Eurovision-2012 song contest in the Azerbaijani capital. The Foundation`s "I discover Azerbaijan" competition involved children and adolescents with......

France`s "Madame Figaro" magazine writes on "Fly to Baku: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan" exhibition

08.05.2012 | Readed: 1117

France`s "Madame Figaro" magazine published an article entitled "Azerbaijan in Paris" featuring information on Fly to Baku: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan" exhibition, and participation of Azerbaijan`s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva at the......

Humperdinck turns 76: I`m energised

05.05.2012 | Readed: 1200

The news travelled around the world when the BBC in March surprisingly announced veteran singer Engelbert Humperdinck as the UK`s Eurovision contestant. According the official website of the Contest, Humperdinck, who turned 76 on Wednesday, isn`t quite sure why the BBC picked him, but he......

YARAT Contemporary Art Space to open original exhibition

04.05.2012 | Readed: 1254

An original exhibition called "Joined bridges" organized by YARAT Contemporary Art Space non-profit organization will open in Baku Museum of Modern Art on May 15-June 15. The exhibition will feature not only works by Azerbaijani art figures, such as Aida Mahmudova, Altay Sadikhzade, Aga......

"Issues of protection and restoration of cultural heritage is in the spotlight of Azerbaijan`s government"

28.04.2012 | Readed: 1157

"Issues of protection and restoration of cultural heritage is in the spotlight of Azerbaijan`s government," said minister of culture and tourism Abulfaz Garayev during the meeting with heads of the deliberative body of the UNESCO World Heritage Center, International Centre for the Study of the......

Eurovision fan club holds tremendous campaign in Baku Boulevard

27.04.2012 | Readed: 1187

The official fan-club of Eurovision in Azerbaijan launched a unique campaign on Thursday in Baku Boulevard. About 500 youth lit sky lanterns on the coast of the Caspian Sea. Releasing more than 400 sky lanterns symbolized the 57th Eurovision Song Contest`s slogan "Light your......

Baku magazine presented in Rome

22.04.2012 | Readed: 1242

A presentation of the Baku magazine was held here on Friday. Azerbaijan`s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva and vice-president of the Foundation, founder and editor-in-chief of the magazine Leyla Aliyeva attended the event. The Englihs-language......

Azerbaijani first lady unveils monument to great poet Nizami Ganjavi in Rome

21.04.2012 | Readed: 1112

Azerbaijan`s first lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva and head of International Relations Desk-Cabinet of the Mayor of Rome Serena Forni have today unveiled a monument to great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi in Villa Borghese park in the Italian capital. They laid......

Days of Azerbaijani culture underway in Italy

18.04.2012 | Readed: 1100

The Days of Azerbaijani Culture with support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Azerbaijan Embassy in Rome, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism underway in Italy. Councilor for culture, youth policy and linguistic heritage of the Piemonte Region Michele Coppola and Azerbaijani deputy......

Construction of Baku Crystal Hall completed

17.04.2012 | Readed: 1047

The construction of the Baku Crystal Hall to host the Eurovision 2012 song contest has ended. The construction of 25 000-seat Baku Crystal Hall started on January 25, 2012. The hall will receive 20 000 people during the contest. The company, which constructed Baku Crystal Hall, has already......

Slovakian representative promises maximum show for Baku

14.04.2012 | Readed: 1062

This year Max Jason Mai will fly the Slovakian flag in Baku, according to esctoday.com.  Max Jason Mai is a rock musician. His real name is Miroslav Šmajda and was born in in Košice. Max participated in the Cesko Slovenská Superstar and ranked second. He describes himself as someone......

"Fly to Baku: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan" exhibition opens in Paris

13.04.2012 | Readed: 1155

"Fly to Baku: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan" exhibition has opened in Paris. The exhibition is organized and supported by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and English version of Baku magazine. Azerbaijan`s first lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva and......

Monument to Nizami Ganjavi to be erected in Rome

11.04.2012 | Readed: 1146

A monument to great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi will be erected in Villa Borghese park in Rome, Italy, as part of a series of events to mark the outstanding figure`s 870th anniversary.  The monument will be erected in accordance with President Ilham Aliyev`s executive order on......

Azerbaijan`s first lady visits Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

06.04.2012 | Readed: 1046

On April 5th First lady of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva visited the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.  Mrs. Aliyeva was told that founded in 1885 the Museum collects and preserves for future generations - in both national and international contexts - examples of historical and......

Azerbaijani first lady visits Prague Castle

06.04.2012 | Readed: 1138

On April 5th Azerbaijani first lady Mehriban Aliyeva had a meeting with the spouse of the Czech President Livia Klausova in Prague. Accompanied by her Czech counterpart, Mehriban Aliyeva then viewed Prague Castle. The history of the castle stretches back to the 9th century. Prague......

President of Kyrgyzstan visits Icherisheher (31.03.2012)

01.04.2012 | Readed: 1135

On March 31st President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev and his spouse Raisa Atambayeva visited Icherisheher, the Inner City of Baku. The guests familiarized themselves with the Maiden Tower built in 7th-6th centuries BC and restored in the 12th century. The Tower, 28m in height and......

First Lady of Kyrgyz Republic visits Museum of Modern Art in Baku

31.03.2012 | Readed: 1136

On March 30th First Lady of Kyrgyzstan Raisa Atambayeva visited the Museum of Modern Art in Baku. The guest was informed that the Museum was established at the initiative of Azerbaijan`s First Lady, president of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva. First Lady of Kyrgyzstan was......


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