‘Molla Nasraddin anecdotes’ published in English

A book entitled “Molla Nasraddin anecdotes” was published in English language and presented in Baku, Trend Life reported.

The literary heritage of Turkic peoples was translated into English by Canadian translator Allen Hossini, who lived in Azerbaijan for long years.

The book with specific illustrations by renowned artist Vugar Ali was published by the “Efendi” Publishing House.  Soon, the book will be available for Azerbaijani readers at public libraries, while the book will also be presented to world readers at international book fairs.

Hundreds and thousands of stories about Molla Nasreddin are known throughout the world, not just among Turkish- speakers where the anecdotes originated. The character was popular among the tribes of the Turkic world and could penetrate into Persian, Arabian, African and Indian cultures.

Azerbaijanis and Iranians know this comic sage as “Molla Nasreddin” , while Turks call him “Hoja Nasreddin”, Kazakhs say “Koja Nasreddin”, Arabs – “Juha;” and Tajiks – “Mushfiqi.”

Molla Nasreddin stories deal with social issues which are fundamental to human nature-social injustice, class privilege, selfishness, cowardliness, laziness, incompetence, ignorance, narrow-mindedness and all kinds of fraud. Though most of the stories are set in 13th century teahouses, caravansarai and market places, Molla’s observations about human nature are so insightful and told so cleverly that they have the power to entertain and mesmerize centuries later.

By Laman Ismayilova

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Канадская компания Zenith Energy ремонтирует нефтяную скважину в Азербайджане

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAКанадская Zenith Energy Ltd начала капитальный ремонт скважины М-195 на нефтяном месторождении “Мурадханлы” в Азербайджане. Как передает Day.Az со ссылкой на Trend, об этом говорится в сообщении, размещенном на сайте компании.

Zenith Energy Ltd является оператором азербайджанских нефтяных месторождений “Мурадханлы-Джафарли-Зардаб”.

“Капремонт первой скважины на сухопутном блоке месторождений сигнализирует о начале многообещающего нового этапа в трансформационной деятельности компании в Азербайджане. Zenith Energy проводит систематическую деятельность в рамках капитального ремонта скважин, что позволит нам направить в процесс добычи значительные ресурсы”, – сказал генеральный директор Zenith Energy Ltd Андреа Каттанео, слова которого приводятся в сообщении.

После привлечения компанией дополнительного капитала 30 января 2017 года, Совет директоров Zenith Energy принял решение об удвоении количества буровых установок, используемых в рамках реализации программы капитального ремонта скважин на блоке месторождений “Мурадханлы-Джафарли-Зардаб”, говорится в сообщении.

В дополнение к буровой установке, принадлежащей Zenith, компания приняла решение привлечь вторую установку у высококвалифицированной местной сервисной компании.

Возможности для привлечения дополнительных поставщиков услуг будут оцениваться Советом директоров после завершения капитального ремонта скважин М-195 и М-45. Zenith предпочитает использовать свой собственный персонал и ресурсы, тем самым, обеспечивая более оперативный контроль и эффективное управление затратами.

Будущие альтернативы, которые рассматриваются Советом директоров, включают в себя приобретение дополнительно подержанной установки для капремонта, или покупку новой китайской буровой установки.

Контракт о долевом разделе добычи, восстановлении, разработке и разведке на сухопутном блоке нефтяных месторождений “Мурадханлы”, “Джафарли” и “Зардаб” азербайджанская госкомпания SOCAR и Zenith Energy подписали в марте 2016 года. Zenith Energy Ltd учредила дочернюю компанию Zenith Aran Oil Company Ltd для операций по добыче на этих трех месторождениях. Добыча в рамках контракта стартовала в августе 2016 года.

В соответствии с соглашением, доля Zenith в совместной операционной компании составляет 80 процентов, 20 процентов принадлежат SOCAR. Срок действия соглашения – 25 лет с возможностью продления еще на пять.

Общая площадь месторождений “Мурадханлы”, “Джафарли” и “Зардаб” составляет 642,2 квадратных километра, и согласно контракту она разделена на реабилитационную и разведочную. В течение 150 дней с момента вступления контракта в силу Zenith Aran Oil Company должна подготовить и представить на утверждение SOCAR проект плана по реабилитации блока и добыче.

На месторождениях, наряду с нефтью, также в малых объемах добывается газ, который используется для хозяйственно-производственной деятельности.

Блок “Мурадханлы-Джафарли-Зардаб” расположен в нефтегазовом районе Евлах-Агджабеди Имишлинского района Азербайджана. Месторождение “Мурадханлы”, входящее в контрактную площадь, было открыто в 1971 году, “Джафарли” – в 1984 году, месторождение “Зардаб” – в 1981 году.

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The Year in Review 2016

 Top Stories of 2016 – Highlights of the last 12 months.

The end of the year is the perfect time to see what some of our most popular articles and look back at the biggest stories and highlights of the last 12 months. 

 

Azerbaijani Leader Ilham Aliyev’s Participation in the 4th Nuclear Security Summit – U.S. President Barack Obama has invited Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to attend 4th Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C

 

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Azerbaijani Musicologist Aida Huseynova’s New Book “Music of Azerbaijan” Published in America

The premiere of “Dance” by famous Azerbaijani composer Firangiz Alizade has been held in San Francisco

 

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President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with Vice President of the United States Joe Biden.

 

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Secretary Kerry Meets with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan.

 

President Ilham Aliyev attended a dinner reception hosted by US President

 

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The premiere of the long-awaited “Ali and Nino” film, based on a novel with the same name by an Azerbaijani writer was held in New York, California and Utah

 

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Baku 2015 Opening Ceremony claims to six Emmy Awards

 

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October 18 proclaimed Azerbaijani Independence Day in the U.S. State of Connecticut

 

 

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Silk Way West Airlines Launches Direct Flights to Chicago

Azerbaijan Cultural Day in Alberta

Azerbaijani composer Arzu Abbasova has won the 4th MuSE Young Composers Competition held in New York

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Baku street may appear in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has voiced intention to name one of the streets in the city after Baku, Trend reported.

 

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US citizens will be able to receive e-visas to Azerbaijan within 3 days

 

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SAPAR Contemporary Gallery in New York Featuring the Original Works of Azerbaijani Artist Faig Ahmed

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The US embassy in Azerbaijan launches Interview Waiver Program

America Days Festival in Baku

 

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Parliamentarians ratified an agreement on air traffic between the governments of Azerbaijan and the United States

 

Five new documentary films on Azerbaijan were produced in the U.S.

 


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The 25th anniversary of the restoration of Azerbaijan’s independence was celebrated in San Diego, California

AZERBAILANUSA FlagsThe 25th anniversary of the restoration of Azerbaijan’s independence was celebrated on October 26 in San Diego, California.

Held by Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles, the 5th anniversary of the sister neighborhood partnership, which was established between San Diego’s Switzer Highland Neighborhood and the Nasimi district of Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku, was also marked at the event.

Addressing the audience, Azerbaijan’s Consul General in Los Angeles Nasimi Aghayev highlighted the tumultuous history of Azerbaijan in the 20th century, especially the fact that within one century the people of Azerbaijan achieved its freedom and independence twice – first in 1918, establishing the first secular democracy in the Muslim world, and then in 1991, gaining freedom from the Soviet Union.

Speaking of the huge political and economic hardships faced by the young Republic in the early 1990s, the Consul General mentioned that Azerbaijan was on the brink of fragmentation. “Only the election of Azerbaijan’s National Leader Heydar Aliyev to the presidency saved Azerbaijan from potential collapse,” the diplomat said. “Thanks to the titanic efforts by Heydar Aliyev, the stability was restored, crucial oil contracts signed, important economic reforms launched and smart foreign policy pursued, which all paved the way for the tremendous transformation of the country into a political and economic powerhouse it is today,” Aghayev continued.

Highlighting the achievements of Azerbaijan during the 25 years of its independence, the Consul General mentioned that “under the visionary leadership of President Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijan has become today the region’s largest economy, a rapidly modernizing country and an island of stability in an otherwise unstable region.”

Noting Azerbaijan’s long-standing traditions of interfaith harmony and tolerance, Aghayev said Azerbaijan has been able to establish an exemplary environment where Muslims, Christians, Jews and representatives of other faiths continue to live together in peace, dignity and mutual respect.

Speaking of the last 5 years of the Baku-San Diego partnership, the Consul General mentioned many efforts undertaken by the Consulate General to develop this relationship and make it even stronger.

In this regard, Aghayev highlighted the major cultural programs held in San Diego, especially the successful performance of Azerbaijan’s “Seven Beauties” ballet in 2014 to a crowd of 3,000 San Diegans, as well as many concerts and events that allowed the city residents to have a better understanding of Azerbaijan’s culture, music, traditions and values. The Consul General expressed his hope that over the next five years these relations would become even more robust through mutual efforts.

Speaking afterwards, Head of the Executive Authority of the Nasimi District, Asif Asgarov stressed the importance of the Baku-San Diego partnership for the strengthening of the friendship between the peoples of Azerbaijan and the United States.

Noting the mutual willingness to boost this partnership with new initiatives and projects, he invited the friends of Azerbaijan in San Diego to get closely involved in these endeavors.

Azerbaijan’s MP Asim Mollazade and the President of Azerbaijan’s Mountainous Jewish Community,  Milikh Yevdayev stressed the significance of the strong friendship and partnership between the two cities and countries. Speaking of Azerbaijan’s long-standing and well-entrenched traditions of interfaith tolerance and harmony, they noted the importance of this Azerbaijani model as a great example for many other countries.

In his remarks, the member of the California State Assembly,Rocky Chavez emphasized the strategic role Azerbaijan has been playing in its region and the achievements it has made as a free and independent nation over the last 25 years. Presenting a member resolution of the California State Assembly on Azerbaijan’s Independence Day, the Assembly member called Azerbaijan “a strong friend and ally of the United States” and stressed the importance of further expanding this partnership and friendship.

The Chairman of San Diego Port Commission, Marshall Merrifield expressed his satisfaction with meeting earlier in the day with the Azerbaijani visiting delegation and emphasized the need for further solidifying this partnership through bilateral exchanges and visits.

At the event, Nasimi Aghayev announced the establishment of the San Diego-Baku Friendship Association and gave the floor to the chairman of the Association, Martin Kruming, who, he noted, has played a tremendous role from the very beginning in establishing this partnership between the two cities and constantly pushing it forward.

Informing the audience about the history of San Diego-Baku relationship, Kruming expressed his hope that through the joint projects this relationship will get stronger and stronger over the next 5 years.

Proclamations and certificates of recognition were received by the Consulate General from U.S. Congresswoman Susan Davis, San Diego County Board of Supervisors and California State Senators Marty Block and Joel Anderson. The documents stress the strategic importance of Azerbaijan and U.S.-Azerbaijan friendship.

 

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The Embassy of Azerbaijan took part in the International Travel and Tourism Show in Montreal, Canada

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The Embassy of Azerbaijan took part in the International Travel and Tourism Show in Montreal, Canada on Oct 21-23rd, 2016. Over the course of the event, the Embassy was supported by the Association of Quebec Azerbaijanis, especially Mr. Masud Aliyev, Ms. Rena Muslumova, Ms. Esmira Shirmammadova, and Ms. Aylin Abbasi. Attendees at the event showed great interest in Azerbaijan’s tourism potential and hundreds of promotional materials had been distributed. The Embassy would especially like to thank Mr. Masud Aliyev, Mrs. Rena Muslumova, Mrs. Esmira Shirmammadova and Ms. Aylin Abbasi for their hard work and dedication.

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President Ilham Aliyev received credentials of incoming Canadian Ambassador Christopher John Cooter

CanadaAzerbaijanFlagPresident of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the credentials of newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada Christopher John Cooter.

Christopher John Cooter reviewed a guard of honor.

Ambassador Christopher John Cooter presented his credentials to President Ilham Aliyev.

President Ilham Aliyev then had a conversation with the ambassador.

Ambassador Christopher John Cooter said he is deeply impressed by the development of Baku. He noted that a number of Canadian major companies are operating in Azerbaijan in various areas including high technologies, transportation and tourism. Saying Azerbaijani students receive education at Canadian universities, Christopher John Cooter stressed the importance of improving educational cooperation between the two countries.

The Canadian ambassador said he will spare no efforts to strengthen relations between the two countries.

Touching upon Canadian companies’ long-term activities in Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev hailed the importance of implementing joint projects. President Ilham Aliyev said the two hotels in Baku – Four Seasons and Fairmont – that belong to Canadian companies are the best hotels in the region. The head of state said Flame Towers complex where Fairmont hotel is located has become one of the newest symbols of modern Baku.

President Ilham Aliyev said he is hopeful that cooperation with Canadian companies will continue.

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Independence Day marked in Ottawa

Independence Day marked in Ottawa

On Monday, October 17th, the Embassy of Azerbaijan hosted an event at the Embassy to mark the 25th anniversary of the restoration of state independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Chargé d’Affaires Mr. Ramil Huseynli thanked everyone for attending and made a short speech at the beginning of the event. Diaspora members from Ottawa and Montreal were in attendance.

 

 

Chargé d’Affaires Mr. Ramil Huseynli gave an interview to Azerbaijan Star TV in Canada.

Chargé d’Affaires gave an interview to Azerbaijan Star TV

On October 11th, Chargé d’Affaires Mr. Ramil Huseynli gave an interview to Azerbaijan Star TV, of HB Media Group, where he answered questions about the latest economic achievements and challenges of the Republic of Azerbaijan, bilateral economic and political relations between Azerbaijan and Canada, achievements in the trade and tourism fields and the assistance the Embassy can render to the business people of Azerbaijan. He concluded the interview with a message of unity to all Azerbaijanis living in Canada.

 

Azerbaijan Cultural Day in Alberta

On October 1st, 2016, the Alberta Azerbaijani Cultural Society (ALACS) held the first Azerbaijani Culture Day event in Calgary as part of the Alberta Culture Days program.

The event was funded and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Alberta and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Canada.

The event’s program featured traditional Azerbaijani dances, including ‘Nakhchivani’, ‘Sari Gelin’, and ‘Lezginka’ dances, performed by members of Calgary Stars dance group, regional fusion music by the band HYMN, a behind-the-scenes presentation on the Azerbaijani movie “Inner City” (“Icher Sheher”) by Tahmina Rafaella, and more. There were exhibitions of Azerbaijani ‘kelagai’, art work by Tahir Ali, sword craftsmanship by Emin Mammadov and a display of traditional Azerbaijani artifacts.

The event also catered to children by offering nail art painting and Robotics for kids by JunioTech Kids Academy. Event participants had an opportunity to sample traditional Azerbaijani pastries, ‘shekerbura’ and ‘paxlava’, and to learn about Azerbaijan’s cultures and values.

The Minister of Culture and Tourism of Alberta Mr. Ricardo Miranda attended the event. He expressed his gratitude to the members of ALACS and to volunteers for organizing the event.

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Alberta Azerbaijani Cultural Society (ALACS) participated in the Calgary Heritage Festival

 

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On August 1st, members of the Alberta Azerbaijani Cultural Society (ALACS) participated in the Calgary Heritage Festival. ALACS set up a booth to represent Azerbaijan at the festival. For the first time, Calgarians had an opportunity to drink tea Azerbaijani style, with lemon and sweets (kata, xurma, halva), play nards (backgammon) and hear about Azerbaijan’s geography, history and traditions. The Azeri Calgary Stars performed an Azerbaijani national dance.