Press Releases

01/06/2011

Press Release: With Azerbaijan increasingly registering on the world radar for its energy wealth and on-going conflict with Armenia, a group of UK Parliamentarians undertook a five-day fact-finding mission to witness the challenges and opportunities facing the country.

27/05/2011

Press Release: Azerbaijan is riding on the crest of a wave at present, with victory in the Eurovision Song Contest coming in the year when the country celebrates the 20th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union and a decade of Council of Europe membership.

23/05/2011

Press Release: In the week that Azerbaijan achieved Eurovision victory, Kevin Gould, the renowned travel and food writer, has written a fascinating article in The Guardian newspaper (published 21 June) entitled Baku and beyond: a road-trip around Azerbaijan.

16/05/2011

Press Release: More than 200 speakers and delegates from across Europe, the US and Azerbaijan flocked to the IET Conference Centre in Central London on 12–13 May to attend The European Azerbaijan Society’s inaugural Business Forum. This was organised in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the UK and the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO).

06/05/2011

Press Release: Violinist and composer Sabina Rakcheyeva, a member of the Advisory Board for The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), ranks amongst the most renowned Azerbaijani musicians. Having begun her studies at the tender age of six years, she was the first Azerbaijani to be admitted to the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. To date, she has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Azerbaijan, across Europe and the US, having played in more than 40 countries. Sabina has also appeared on the BBC, CNN, Voice of America radio and US Government Television.

07/04/2011

Press Release: Kristiina Ojuland (ALDE) MEP, Former Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, spoke during the European Parliament debate on the European Neighbourhood Policy on 6 April regarding the ‘frozen’ Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, reminding the Parliament and President that the region is an inseparable part of Azerbaijan.

30/03/2011

Press Release: Despite the fact that he is lauded in the West as the driving force behind the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijanis will not be joining representatives from the worlds of culture, science, sport, entertainment and politics at the Royal Albert Hall this evening to celebrate the life of 80-year-old ex-Soviet President Gorbachev.

29/03/2011

Press Release: The European Azerbaijan Society has issued Mammad Said Ordubadi’s seminal work entitled Years of Blood: A History of the Armenian-Muslim Clashes in the Caucasus, 1905–06. This outlines the early twentieth century struggles for land and identity in the South Caucasus, in both Russian and English editions. The books are published, by the prestigious Academy of Cultural Research and Garnet company, respectively.

22/03/2011

Press Release: The international community recently recoiled in horror over the tragic cold-blooded killing of a young boy by Armenian sniper fire in the village of Orta Garvand in Azerbaijan’s Agdam District on 8 March. Fariz Badalov, aged 9 years, received a bullet wound to the head as he played outside his house. He passed away whilst being transported to Agdam District Central Hospital.

18/03/2011

Press Release: The international community has expressed outrage over the tragic cold-blooded killing of a young boy by Armenian sniper fire in the village of Orta Garvand in Azerbaijan’s Agdam District. Fariz Badalov, aged 9 years, received a bullet wound to the head as he played outside his house on 8 March. He passed away whilst being transported to Agdam District Central Hospital.

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