Baku

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numerous plays

in Moscow. His writing credits include more than 40 film and television scripts, numerous plays and pieces of prose, and nearly all of his scripts were eventually made into full feature or TV films. Among his most noteworthy film work is ''White Sun of the Desert'' (1970, Белое солнце пустыни), ''Interrogation'' (1979, Допрос), ''Guard Me, My Talisman'' (1986, Храни меня, мой талисман), ''Urga'' (Урга, Территория любви, 1991), ''Burnt by the Sun'' (1994, Утомлённые солнцем


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km abbr on away from the Azeri capital Baku, and , the '''Oil Rocks''', also '''Neftyanyye Kamni''' or '''Neftekamni''' in Russian (Russian language)) is an industrial settlement in Baku

, Azerbaijan. The settlement forms part of the municipality of Çilov-Neft Daşları in Əzizbəyov raion. from the nearest shore in the Caspian Sea. A full town on the sea, it was the first oil platform in Azerbaijan, and the first operating offshore oil platform in the world, incorporating numerous drilling platforms. *'''BSWW tour


title matches

an ideological (Ideology) and propaganda coup. --- Karpov defended his title twice against Viktor Korchnoi and dominated the 1970s and early 1980s with a string of tournament successes. Kasparov (2004b), pp. 5–6; Kasparov (2006), pp. 5–6 Karpov's reign finally ended in 1985 at the hands of Garry Kasparov, another Soviet player from Baku, Azerbaijan. Kasparov and Karpov contested five world title matches between 1984 and 1990; Karpov never won his title back


oil main

In 1813, following the Russo-Persian War (1804-1813), Russia signed the Treaty of Gulistan with Persia, which provided for the cession of Baku and most of its territories in the North Caucasus and South Caucasus to Russia. Discovery of oil thumb Oil workers, known as 'Neftchiler', digging an oil well by hand at Bibi-Heybat. (File:BibiEybat.jpg) The first oil well was mechanically drilled in the Bibi-Heybat Mosque Bibi-Heybat


biography world

& Information Science" on the JINFO.org website Fanya Koriman, who was a pediatrician. Gale, Thomson. Lotfi Asker Zadeh Biography ''World of Computer Science'' The Soviet government at this time courted foreign correspondents, and the family lived well while in Baku. McNeil & Freiberger, p.18 Zadeh attended elementary school for three years


black oil

and black oil were being extracted naturally from Baku. By the 15th century


local dramatic

: 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 museums such as Baku Museum of Modern Art and Azerbaijan State Museum of History, most notably featuring historical artifacts and art (art museum). Many of the city's cultural sites were celebrated in 2009 when Baku was designated an Islamic Culture Capital. Commons:Category:Baku


title victory

, hundred of thousands of Azerbaijanis (Azerbaijani people) had joined the People's Voluntary Corps. About 641,000 Azerbaijanis were involved in the ranks of the Soviet Army and Azeri Major-General Azi Aslanov was awarded twice Hero of the Soviet Union. Over 130 Azerbaijanis were named Hero


violent black

his forced retirement in 1987, Aliyev remained in Moscow till 1990. He suffered a heart attack during this time. Aliyev briefly appeared in the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan SSR in Moscow, opposing the Soviet reassertion of control in Baku, Roger East, Richard J. Thomas. ''Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders'', Routledge, 2003, ISBN 1-85743-126-X, p. 32 a military action which resulted in violent Black January events amidst


building feature

The museum consists of two buildings standing next to each other. The museum's total collection includes over 15,000 artworks. There are over 3,000 items in 60 rooms on permanent display. Seven of the rooms in the first building feature European art, and ten rooms feature Russian art. European art includes works of Italian, French, Dutch Flemish, German and Polish painters. - The second edifice built in 1885 houses Eastern art, represented particularly by Persian, Turkish, Chinese and Japanese art

Baku

'''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".

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