Autumn 1995 (AI 3.3)
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Front cover: Children at play on the state
monument that commemorates the 26 Baku Commissariats (now Sahil
Gardens) who were responsible for organizing the Soviet takeover
of Baku in 1920. During the Soviet period, no one was allowed
close to the guarded statue. Most of Lenin's statues in Azerbaijan
have been dismantled. Today the kids climb all over it. Photo:
Olege Litvin. Computer Graphics, Maziar Mahjoobi.
Back cover: A child's perception of pigeons
by Grisha Ivanov, 8. Pigeons are dearly loved and traditionally
have been kept for centuries as pets. See story on page 28.
What people do in their
leisure time provides insight into their personalities and values.
Despite how difficult life can be from an economic point of view,
Azerbaijanis still take time out for chess, stamp collecting,
music, raising pigeons and much more.
Read about Garry Kasparov, who grew up in Baku, and who
has held the World Champion Chess Player for the past ten years.
Also check out photos of American pianist Van Cliburn, winner of the first Tchaikovsky International
Piano Competition in 1958, who performed in Baku in 1960.
2 Reader's Forum
8 Baku Diary: Leisure & Play,
Continents Apart - Susan Cornnell
Era of Van Cliburn: Musical Phenomenon in the Midst of Cold
War - Betty Blair
16 Special Olympic World Games:
Azerbaijan's Team Comes to the US - Markanthony Izzo
& Drumming Again: Aberdeen International Youth Festival
- Susan Glendenning
Through Collecting: Azerbaijan's Philatelic Society - Yusif Valiyev
of Peace": Keeping Pigeons in Azerbaijan - Judith Scott
the World's Chess Champion: Ten Years and Counting? - Anne Kressler
Challenges World Champion: IBM's "Deep Blue" to
Play Garry Kasparov - Marcus Hopkins
Soviet Aeronautics from Sputnik to Mir: Interview with General
Karim Karimov - Betty Blair. Azeri (Latin) translation, page 40.
44 SOCAR Section
Aliev, SOCAR's President
AIOC - So Far, Right on Track - Einar
SOCAR Section: Azerbaijan and Norway:
Parallels - Stoltenberg, Norwegian Minister of Energy
SOCAR Section: Statoil in Azerbaijan
- Jon Nic. Vold, Executive VP of Statoil
Getting Azerbaijan Oil
to the International Market: A Turkish Perspective - Necdet Pamir
- 56 Environmental Risks of Oil Transportation
Through the Bosphorus -
59 Doing Business
in Azerbaijan: The Most Frequently Asked Questions about
Trade - Zaur Nazarly
60 Consumer's World Map: Advertisers Intrigued with Azerbaijan
Mystique - Anne Kresler
Interview: Paolo Lembo - United Nation's Development Program
Proposal for Sumgayit to become a Free Economic Zone
64 Children's Games Build Bridges:
International Women's Club Reaches Out - Anne Kressler
in Pursuit of Re-Election: US Congress Denies Azerbaijan
Humanitarian Aid - Arif Rustamov
Making of A Democracy - Azerbaijan to Adopt New Constitution,
November 1995 - Amiraqizi
the Spirit of
Azerbaijan via Contemporary Persian Literature (5); Mirza Mahammad
Ali Tarbiyat and "Scholars of Azerbaijan" - Abulfazl
the 110th Anniversary of Composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov - Anar, Ramazan Khalilov
78 The Azerbaijan National Hymn - Music: Uzeyir Hajibeyov; Lyrics:
Javad; Arrangement: A. Kasimoglu
Review: Hyatt Regency Comes to Baku - Judith Scott
Search of a Magical "Jinni": Azerbaijan Poster
Contest - Anne Kressler
In Transition: Friends Strengthen Azerbaijan's Arts - Anne
From Azerbaijan International (3.3) Autumn 1995.
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