Baku was also chosen to host the Eurovision Dance Contest 2010 (Eurovision Dance Contest). Among Baku's prestigious cultural venues are Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall, Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. The main movie theatre (movie theater) is Azerbaijan Cinema. Festivals include the Baku International Film Festival, Baku International Jazz Festival, Novruz Festival, ''Gül Bayramı'' (Flower Festival) and the National Theater Festival. ref
also started publishing articles and essays for the newly-founded Azeri (Azeri language) newspaper ''Akinchi''. During the reign of Khalilullah the city of Baku was substantially improved and Palace of the Shirvanshahs memorial complex
form which emerges by the folding of the landscape’s natural topography and by the wrapping of individual functions of the Center. All functions of the Center, together with entrances, are represented by folds in a single continuous surface. This fluid form gives an opportunity to connect the various cultural spaces whilst at the same time, providing each element of the Center with its own identity and privacy. As it folds inside, the skin erodes away to become an element of the interior landscape
Nariman Narimanov ( ) is the formal name of the public (public university) medical school located in Baku, Azerbaijan. Due to difficulties with translation, the school is sometimes called: Azerbaijan Medical University, Azerbaijan State Medical University, Azerbaijan State Medical Institute, or simply Medical University, with any of the preceding including the "named after N. Narimanov" or full "Nariman Narimanov"
Hajibeyov received his early education in a religious school (madrasah), where he perfected his Arabic (Arabic language) and Persian (Persian language). Later he studied at a two-year Russian-Azerbaijani school. Here, with the help of his favourite teacher Mirza Mehdi Hasanzadeh, he familiarized himself with the heritage of the famous classic writers of the East and the West. The richness of the musical performance tradition of Shusha greatly influenced the musical education of Uzeyir Hajibeyov. He would later reflect on his experiences: "The first musical education I got as a child in Shusha came from best singers and saz (baglama)-players. At that time I sang mughams and tasnifs. The singers liked my voice. They would make me sing and taught me at the same time." Uzeyir Hajibeyov's first teacher was his uncle Agalar Aliverdibeyov, an excellent connoisseur of Azeri folk music. In 1897–1898, when Azerbaijani playwright Abdurrahim Hagverdiyev and singer Jabbar Garyagdyoglu staged the episode ''Majnun on Leyli's grave'' from ''Leyli and Majnun'', 13-year old Uzeyir sang in the choir. Uzeyir Hajibeyov. AzWorld.org. From 1899 to 1904 Uzeyir Hajibeyov studied at the Gori Pedagogical Seminary. There, along with general education, he also acquired music. In this school Hajibeyov learned to play the violin, the violoncello and the brass instrument. After his graduation from the Pedagogical Seminary, Uzeyir Hajibeyov was appointed a teacher to the village of Hadrut in Upper Karabakh. Having worked there for a year, Hajibeyov permanently settled in Baku, where he carried on his career in teaching mathematics, geography, history, Azeri (Azeri language) and Russian (Russian language) languages, and music. He wrote the ''Turkic-Russian and Russian-Turkic Dictionary of Political, Legal, Economic and Military Terms, Used in Press'' in 1907 and the textbook ''Arithmetic Problems'' in 1908, and had them published by the Orujov Brothers Publishing House in Baku. Biography of Uzeyir Hajibeyov at ''Uzeirbey.aznet.org'' In Azerbaijan in accordance with article 3 of the Media Act of December 7, 1999, the "pornographic materials" are defined as works of art, photographic reproductions of paintings, information and other materials the main content of which is the crude and undignified depiction of the anatomical and physiological aspects of sexual relations. Pornography in Azerbaijan is easily and cheaply obtainable in Baku, although not in most other places. Pornographic images, either printed or recorded may cause problems when crossing the border. Taking the soft-core materials should have no problems, but Azeri borders guards can require a few extra euros. Commons:Category:Baku
: www.azadliq.org content article 24264196.html title Bakı dünyanın ən bahalı 48-ci şəhəridir, 13 July 2011, Azadlıq Radiosu. Retrieved 13 July 2011 publisher Azadliq.org date 13 July 2011 accessdate 17 December 2011 Its Nizami street is one of the most expensive streets in the world. Culture The city has many amenities that offer a wide range of cultural activities, drawing both from a rich local dramatic portfolio and an international repertoire. It also boasts many
Uzun-Ada on the Caspian Sea, but the terminus was later shifted north to the harbour at Krasnovodsk. The Railway reached Samarkand via Bukhara in 1888, where it halted for ten years until extended to Tashkent and Andijan in 1898. The permanent bridge over the Oxus (Amu-Darya) was not completed until 1901, and until then trains ran over a rickety wooden construction that was often damaged by floods. As early as 1905, there was a train ferry across the Caspian Sea from Krasnovodsk to Baku in Azerbaijan. The Tashkent Railway connecting the Transcaspian Military Railway with the network of other Russian and European railways was completed in 1906. '''Aghasi Mammadov''' (born June 1, 1980 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani boxer (boxing) who competed in the bantamweight division (54 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. Ashumova is a teacher at the Azerbaijan Institute of Physical Culture in Baku. She has been a scholarship holder with the Olympic Solidarity program since November 2002. She is married to sport shooting coach Vladimir Lunyov and is the mother of young shooter Ruslan Lunyov. '''Zemfira Meftakhetdinova''' ( Commons:Category:Baku
Russian date 16 May 2007 accessdate 2007-08-06 Rostropovich was of mostly ethnic Russian (Russians) ancestry; his father, Leopold Vitoldovich Rostropovich, was also partly of Belarusian (Belarusians)-Polish noble (Polish nobility) descent. <
; his father, Leopold Vitoldovich Rostropovich, was also partly of Belarusian (Belarusians)-Polish noble (Polish nobility) descent. That part of his family bore the Bogorya coat of arms, which was located at the family palace in Skotniki
, including his involvement in criminal activities in Moscow and creating Caucasian Common Market. He also argues for the superiority of the Chechen and Islamic clan tribal-based social system, while Klebnikov argues for an opposite position. After Klebnikov's murder in Moscow in 2004, it was alleged that Noukhaev had ordered the killing in retaliation for his negative portrayal in this book. Several Chechens were charged with carrying out the killing on Noukhayev's orders but all were
is the centre of a major oil- and gas-producing region, and major long-distance pipelines radiate from the region's oil fields to all neighboring areas. Pipelines are generally high capacity lines and have diameters of either 1,020 or 1,220 millimeters. The main petroleum pipeline was completed in 2005 under American pressure to limit Russian and Iranian influence in the area. It runs from Baku via Tbilisi to Ceyhan in Turkey, therefore the acronym BTC pipeline. It made
pipelines.svg thumb Map of Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline Baku is the centre of a major oil- and gas-producing region, and major long-distance pipelines radiate from the region's oil fields to all neighboring areas. Pipelines are generally high capacity lines and have diameters of either 1,020 or 1,220 millimeters. The main petroleum pipeline was completed in 2005 under American pressure to limit Russian and Iranian influence in the area. It runs from Baku via Tbilisi to Ceyhan
'''Baku''' ( below sea level, which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level. It is located on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, which projects into the Caspian Sea. The city consists of two principal parts: the downtown area and the old Inner City (Old City (Baku)) (21.5 ha (hectare)). At the beginning of 2009, Baku's urban population was estimated at just over two million people. url http: www.azstat.org statinfo demoqraphic en 2_2.shtml title Population by economic and administrative regions, urban settlements at the beginning of the 2009 accessdate 21 November 2009 archiveurl web.archive.org web 20091114093435 http: www.azstat.org statinfo demoqraphic en 2_2.shtml archivedate 14 November 2009 deadurl no Officially, about 25 percent of all inhabitants of the country live in Baku's metropolitan area.
Baku is divided into eleven administrative districts (Baku#Governance) (raions) and 48 townships. Among these are the townships on islands in the Baku Bay (Bay of Baku) and the town of Oil Rocks built on stilts in the Caspian Sea, away from Baku. The Inner City of Baku along with the Shirvanshah's Palace (Palace of the Shirvanshahs) and Maiden Tower (Maiden Tower (Baku)) were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. According to the Lonely Planet's ranking, Baku is also among the world's top ten destinations for urban nightlife. url http: www.reuters.com article lifestyleMolt idUSTRE5AC0NE20091113?pageNumber 2&virtualBrandChannel 11617 title Travel Picks: Top 10 cities to party the night away publisher Reuters accessdate 21 November 2009 date 13 November 2009 archiveurl web.archive.org web 20091123104005 http: www.reuters.com article lifestyleMolt idUSTRE5AC0NE20091113?pageNumber 2&virtualBrandChannel 11617 archivedate 23 November 2009 deadurl no
The city is the scientific, cultural and industrial center of Azerbaijan. Many sizeable Azerbaijani institutions have their headquarters there, including SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic), one of the world's top 100 companies and others (List of companies of Azerbaijan). In recent years Baku has become an important venue for international events. It hosted the 57th Eurovision Song Contest (Eurovision Song Contest 2012) in 2012 and will host the 2015 European Games, 2016 European Grand Prix and Euro 2020.
The city is renowned for its harsh winds. This is reflected in the city's nickname, the "City of Winds".