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Azerbaijan cultural center opens in Moscow

20.10.2011 | Readed: 1076

The Azerbaijan cultural center locating in the precincts of the All-Russia State Library of the Foreign Literature after M.I.Rudomino opened in Moscow. The Center which became the first cultural center among the CIS countries has been founded with support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the......

President Heinz Fischer gets acquainted with ancient Icherisheher

13.10.2011 | Readed: 1064

President Heinz Fischer of Austria visited the ancient inner city of Baku, Icherisheher. The Austrian President was informed that Icherisheher, the Old City or Inner City is the historical core of Baku. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and......

Ex-Slovakian President visits Azerbaijan`s Shaki region

13.10.2011 | Readed: 1033

Former President of Slovakia Rudolf Schuster, who attended the Baku International Humanitarian Forum on the "XXI century: hopes and challenges", visited Shaki, a region in the northwest of Azerbaijan to view its must-see places on Wednesday. The visit started from Kish village where he......

Austrian first lady tours historic core of Baku

13.10.2011 | Readed: 1025

First Lady of Austria Margit Fischer toured the Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. The First Lady was informed about Icharishahar which was included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Mrs. Fischer visited the Khanagah complex, the 15th-century Palace......

Austrian first lady visits International Mugham Center in Baku

13.10.2011 | Readed: 1034

First lady of Austria Margit Fischer visited the International Mugham Center on October 12th. The first lady was informed that the construction of the Center was initiated by the First Lady of Azerbaijan, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, MP......

Azeri carpets impress Austrian First Lady

13.10.2011 | Readed: 1152

First Lady of Austria Margit Fischer visited Sehrli Ilmeler (Magic Stitches) gallery owned by Azerilma Ltd, a carpet weaving company in Azerbaijan`s capital. The First Lady was briefed on the carpet weaving, one of the oldest and most traditional forms of art in Azerbaijan. For......

Emin Agalarov performs in Moscow

12.10.2011 | Readed: 1094

Popular Azerbaijani singer and composer Emin Agalarov gave another concert in Moscow, Russia. According to the official web site of the singer, the concert was held at the cinema and concert hall "Moscow". The programme included not only songs from his album Wonder, but also new......

"Yarat! Contemporary Art Space" launches inaugural exhibition

07.10.2011 | Readed: 1115

The inaugural exhibition "Foreword" of the "Yarat! Contemporary Art Space" organization opened in Baku. President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva has attended the exhibition. As stated, the aim of the organization......

First Lady of Azerbaijan visits Berlin-Baku Gallery and Azerbaijan`s Embassy in Germany

01.10.2011 | Readed: 1101

On September 30th First Lady of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva visited the Berlin-Baku Gallery. Mrs. Aliyeva met with the Director of the Gallery, renowned artist Ibrahim Ehrari. As stated, the Berlin-Baku Gallery is a branch of the Giz Galasi art gallery in Baku. The gallery functions since 2007......

II International book fair opens in Baku

29.09.2011 | Readed: 1033

The II International Book Fair dedicated to the 20th anniversary of state independence of Azerbaijan opened at the Baku Sports Complex organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The fair brings together representatives of 120 local, 35 foreign polygraphic enterprises from 25 world......

Monument to famous Azerbaijan singer Muslim Magomayev inaugurated in Moscow

16.09.2011 | Readed: 1140

The inauguration of the monument to Muslim Magomayev, an iconic Soviet and Azerbaijani baritone operatic and pop singer of the 1960s and 1970s, was held in Moscow, at the public garden located on the crossroads of Voznesenski and Yeliseevski alleyways, not far from the late singer`s home.......

Sculptural portrait of Azerbaijan`s first lady - "Divine Muse, protectress of Azerbaijani Mugham" presented in Canada

07.09.2011 | Readed: 1118

A bust of the President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva has been presented in the picturesque city of Canada - Niagara on the Lake. The Azerbaijani Culture and Art Days have recently been celebrated in Niagara as a part of......

Emin Agalarov to give concert in Batumi

24.08.2011 | Readed: 1109

Famous Azerbaijani singer and composer Emin Agalarov, who is living in Russia, will give a concert in Batumi, Georgia, on Monday.
According to the official website of the singer, he will perform several hits from \"Wonder\" album and new songs.

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Outstanding artist Tahir Salahov elected full member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

23.08.2011 | Readed: 2914

The world known artist, the People`s Artist of Azerbaijan and Russia, the vice-president of Russian Academy of Arts Tahir Salahov has been elected as full member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts on the nomination of art. Presentation of the Diploma will be at the plenary......

Azerbaijan remembers Magomayev

18.08.2011 | Readed: 1105

On August 17th Azerbaijan marked the anniversary of its legendary opera and popular music performer Muslim Magomayev. A commemoration ceremony, which took place at the singer`s gravesite, was attended by rector of the Baku branch of the Moscow State University Nargiz Pashayeva, people`s......

"Muslum Magomayev is a musician of all times and another such master will never be born again"

18.08.2011 | Readed: 1088

Muslum Magomayev is a musician of all times and another such master will never be born again, popular composer and singer Emin Agalarov told the journalists. He visited Alley of Honors to commemorate prominent Azerbaijani singer, People`s Artist of the USSR Muslum Magomayev`s birthday.......

Dominican PM visits National History Museum of Azerbaijan

12.08.2011 | Readed: 1133

A delegation led by Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit visited the National History Museum of Azerbaijan. The museum building was built in 1895-1897 on the basis of architect Josef Goslavsky's project. The mansion was the residence of famous entrepreneur......

Chinese military delegation visits Azerbaijan`s Shaki region

11.08.2011 | Readed: 1057

A delegation of high-ranking officers of the Chinese People`s Armed Police Force and the Militia visited Shaki, a region in the northwest of Azerbaijan, on Wednesday. The Chinese delegation visited the region`s must-see places, including ancient historical and architectural......

Gabala hosts New Russia Symphony Orchestra`s performance

04.08.2011 | Readed: 1048

The New Russia Symphony Orchestra headed by Yuri Bashmet has given a concert as part of the 3rd Gabala International Music Festival organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The concert featured "Italian Symphony" and concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn, Werther`s......

Gabala hosts mugham and chamber music concerts

31.07.2011 | Readed: 1055

"Mugham evening" and a chamber music concert were held as part of the 3rd Gabala International Music Festival organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The chamber music concert, held on Friday, featured music pieces by Gaetano Donizetti, Gioachino Rossini and Salvatore Cardillo.......

Azeri chamber musicians to join TURKSOY International Youth Chamber Orchestra

30.07.2011 | Readed: 1130

Azeri musicians will perform with TURKSOY International Youth Chamber Orchestra established in 2010. Students of the Baku Music Academy Mustafa Mehmandarov (violin), Elvin Najafov (viola) and Narim Musayev (violin) will attend the concert to be held in Ankara on Tuesday. The concert......

Gabala hosts three more concerts

30.07.2011 | Readed: 1131

Three more concerts were held as part of the 3rd Gabala International Music Festival organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The first concert entitled "Fantasy", held on Thursday, and featured music pieces by Azerbaijani composers Tofig Guliyev, Said Rustamov, Vasif Adigozalov and......

Azerbaijani culture minister meets Romanian counterpart

30.07.2011 | Readed: 1088

Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev met with the Romanian Minister of Culture and National Patrimony Hunor Kelemen. Speaking in the meeting, Garayev noted such visits contribute to expansion of cooperation. He pointed out erection of a monument to Azerbaijan`s national......

Gabala hosts chamber and symphonic music concerts

27.07.2011 | Readed: 1095

Chamber music and "Viva opera" concerts were held on Monday as part of the 3rd Gabala International Music Festival organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Music pieces by prominent Azerbaijan and European composers were performed in the concert. The Orchestra played arias and......

Polish President tours historic core of Baku

27.07.2011 | Readed: 1053

Visiting President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski toured the Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. The President was informed about the Icharishahar which was included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Komorowski visited the Maiden Tower, the Khanagah......

Polish President visits Azerilma carpet gallery

26.07.2011 | Readed: 1169

On July 25th President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski visited Sehrli Ilmeler (Magic Stitches) gallery owned by Azerilma Ltd, a carpet weaving company. The President was briefed on the carpet weaving, one of the oldest and most traditional forms of art in Azerbaijan. For centuries......

Emin Agalarov performs in London

24.07.2011 | Readed: 1027

Popular Azerbaijani singer and composer Emin Agalarov gave a concert at Under the Bridge club in London, the United Kingdom. "I am proud that the Eurovision 2012 Song Contest will be held in Azerbaijan`s capital Baku," Agalarov said in the opening ceremony of the concert. According......

2nd International Pianists contest wraps up in Gabala

24.07.2011 | Readed: 1161

The 2nd international pianists contest ended in Gabala, Azerbaijan. The contest, part of the 3rd international music festival, was organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Russian Andrei Yaroshnsky, Georgian Ketevan Jakaratashvili and Ukrainian Aleksandr Samoilov performed together......

Finalists announced for 2nd international Gabala piano competition

19.07.2011 | Readed: 1198

Eleven performers from seven countries have been whittled down to seven for the final of the 2nd international Gabala piano competition. Russian Andrei Yaroshnsky, Azerbaijani Nargiz Kangarli, Japanese Mizuho Nakada, Georgians Ketevan Jakaratashvili, Aleksandr Vashadze and Anna Kipiani and......

Heydar Aliyev Foundation opens "Richness of Azerbaijan`s culture" exhibition in St. Tropez

19.07.2011 | Readed: 1065

"Richness of Azerbaijan`s culture" exhibition has opened in Saint Tropez, France, supported and organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The exhibition, which takes place as part of the 2nd Ramatuelle festival of classical music, will last until July 20. The exhibition highlights Azerbaijani......

Azeri musicians` performance aroused interest in Ramatuelle classical music festival in France

19.07.2011 | Readed: 1096

The Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra named after Gara Garayev has opened the 2nd Ramatuelle classical music festival in France supported by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The orchestra conducted by People`s artist Teymur Goychayev performed music pieces by prominent Azerbaijani composers, such......

Romanian delegation visits Museum of Modern Art in Baku

13.07.2011 | Readed: 1098

A delegation of Romania`s leading Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) led by Mayor of Bucharest`s Sector 2 Nekulay Ontsanu, who is visiting Baku by invitation of New Azerbaijan Party, has today visited the Museum of Modern Art. The delegation was told the museum was established on the......

Bas-relief to Magomayev unveiled in Baku

07.07.2011 | Readed: 966

A bas-relief has been unveiled on a building in Baku where the late singer Muslim Magomayev once lived. The ceremony was attended by Muslim Magomayev`s widow, Tamara Sinyavskaya, Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev and singer Emin Agalarov amongst others. The......

Azerbaijan`s tourism bodies join UNWTO

02.07.2011 | Readed: 1167

The Azerbaijani Tourism Institute, Baku Tourism Information Center and Azerbaijan Tourism Association (Azta) have become affiliate members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). UNWTO plays a role in promoting the development of responsible, ‎sustainable and universally accessible......

Azeri delegation attends 35th session of UNESCO`s World Heritage Committee

01.07.2011 | Readed: 1144

A delegation of Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism and employees of national Committee for UNESCO and permanent mission to UNESCO participated in the 35th session of the World Heritage Committee held in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France on June 19-29. Chairwoman of the committee......

JW Marriott Absheron Baku hotel to open in December

21.06.2011 | Readed: 1070

The JW Marriott Absheron Baku hotel owned by Marriott International will open in December. The hotel of 243 rooms is located in Azadlig (Liberty) Square in the capital. The hotel will offer a number of restaurants and bars to the visitors. Their windows offer an amazing view to the......

Participants of BSANNA General Assembly visit National History Museum of Azerbaijan

15.06.2011 | Readed: 1079

Participants of the 5th General Assembly of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA), hosted by AzerTAc, visited the National History Museum of Azerbaijan. The participants were informed on the history of the museum. As stated, the museum building was built in......

Participants of BSANNA General Assembly visit Gala archeological-ethnographic museum complex near Baku

15.06.2011 | Readed: 1258

Participants of the 5th General Assembly of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA), hosted by AzerTAc visited the Gala Archeological-Ethnographic Museum Complex near Azerbaijan`s capital. The complex created at the initiative of President of the Heydar Aliyev......

Participants of BSANNA General Assembly visit Museum of Modern Art in Baku

15.06.2011 | Readed: 1053

On June 14th Participants of the 5th General Assembly of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA), hosted by AzerTAc visited the Museum of Modern Art in Azerbaijan`s capital. The participants familiarized themselves with an exposition of the museum which was......

Swedish Foreign Minister visits historical core of Baku

14.06.2011 | Readed: 1120

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Carl Bildt toured Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital on Monday. The Swedish Minister firstly familiarized himself with the Maiden Tower, the Office of Icharishahar (Inner City) State Historical-Architectural Reserve said.......

Participants of BSANNA General Assembly visit historical core of Baku

14.06.2011 | Readed: 1104

Participants of the 5th General Assembly of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA) hosted by AzerTAc, toured Ichari Shahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital on Monday. Participants were informed about the Icharishahar which was included in the......

Norway`s Crown Prince visits historical core of Baku

08.06.2011 | Readed: 1083

On June 7th Haakon, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Norway toured Icheri Shekher, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. The Crown Prince was informed about the Icharishahar which was included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Haakon visited Gosha Gala Gates (Twin......


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