Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
• Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, is a fascinating destination to explore ... • Azerbaijan’s capital is a great place to explore the old, the new and everything in between, and promises great food, impressive architecture and a fascinating introduction to Azeri culture.
TEHRAN -- Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Wednesday that Iran seeks to promote the relationship with its northern neighbor Azerbaijan... TEHRAN -- The defense ministers of Iran and Azerbaijan met on Wednesday in Iran's capital Tehran to discuss regional issues and military cooperation, official news agency IRNA reported.
26 (Xinhua) -- The defense ministers of Iran and Azerbaijan met on Wednesday in Iran's capital Tehran to discuss regional issues and military cooperation, official news agency IRNA reported ... supporting Azerbaijan's territorial integrity.
Among Hitler’s goals for the 1942 offensive was to deal a devastating blow on the Red Army, by destroying its divisions in the south-western USSR; and thereafter seizing control of the Soviet oil fields of the Caucasus, primarily at Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
Cuellar’s connections with Azerbaijan, however, are extensive ... While in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, they met with the president of the country and, after lunch, headed to the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic for a briefing ... Instead, Cuellar met with the Azerbaijan ambassador in D.C., according to a press release from his office.
companies and advocacy organizations, many of them with ties to the former Soviet nation of Azerbaijan... The "BakuSummerEnergySchool" program was backed by a partnership between ExxonMobil, the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy in Baku, Azerbaijan's capital, and the nation's state-owned gas company, known as SOCAR, according to the press releases.
20 Azerbaijan marks the anniversary of the 1990 tragic events, also known as Black January, remembering the violence from the breakup of the Soviet Union... people, Azerbaijan says ... In total, there are 150 such people buried in the Alley of Martyrs in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
KarinaNova, a morning anchor at WBNS-TV (Channel 10), will head west later this month for a new job at a station in San Francisco. Her last day will be Jan. 24 ... "It’s hard to describe how much the love and support I received over 15 years means to me ... Nova spent her early years growing up in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, near the Caspian Sea.