In 2018, the Gobustan National Historical-Artistic Reserve was visited by more than 123,000 tourists from more than 20 countries, Trend reports referring to the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan Jan. 10.

The Japanese Nippon AM radio has broadcast a special program about Azerbaijan. An economic expert, producer of the “World Investors TV” Kazuyasu Ishida and host of the radio program Kuroki Hitomi provided an insight into Azerbaijan’s geographic position, rich history, culture and strong economic potential. They drew the Japanese audience’s attention to the strides that Azerbaijan has made since restoring its independence.

The Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) will hold several large-scale competitions in various gymnastic disciplines in 2019.

Mostly known as 'National Poet' in Turkey, Ersoy immortalized his nation's battle for survival in national anthem

 

This year the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum has charted a new course. First of all, attendance rates are steadily increasing. About 60.000 people visited the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum two years ago, while last year this number was more than 85.000 and in 2018 the number of visitors approached 110.000, says a report by the Carpet Museum.

 

An exhibition titled “Germanaijan” has opened at the German-Azerbaijani Cultural Center Kapellhaus.

AZADİNFORM. Bakcell, the First Mobile Operator and the Fastest Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan together with ENGINET – the first FTTH provider in Azerbaijan have awarded the winners of the “Video reel contest among the students of Baku city schools”, held within the frames of the “Safe Internet” project. 

Two young Azerbaijani artists, including Finara Nazarova, student of the Republic Gymnasium of Art and Fidan Kabirlinskaya, student of the Child and Youth Development Center No. 3, were awarded the first place certificate and special award of the International Art Competition, respectively, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

AZADİNFORM. "Yalli (Kochari, Tanzara), the traditional group dances of Nakhchivan, are included in UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding', Report informs citing the statement jointly published by the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs.

Reminding slightly of the Baku fortress, the village of Basgal pleases the eye with well-groomed streets and houses. Located 56 km from the present center of Ismayilli district, Basgal played the role of a district center until 1933. The village with an area of 60 hectares is now a state cultural and historical reserve. In honor of this village, the famous musical theme “Basgal” was created. Some episodes of the classic Azerbaijani film “On the far shores” were also filmed here. But most importantly, what Basgal is famous for is the manufacture of national silk Shawls - kalagayi, which are valued throughout the world.

AZADİNFORM. With Azercell’s new Audiobook service, it is going to be much easier to read a book on your mobile phone. Thus, from now on, subscribers of the leading mobile operator can also download the audio version of the e-books.

AZADİNFORM. The Baku Forum showed real interest of the world community in intercultural dialogue as a topic and subject that helps to better understand the realities of the modern world, Azerbaijan’s Culture Minister Abulfas Garayev said in an interview with the UN News.

Uzeyir Hajibeyli's opera "Koroghlu" (The Blind Man's Son) will be staged in Baku. Azerbaijan’s State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater will present the opera by prominent national composer and playwright on November 28, Sputnik Azerbaijan reported.

AZADİNFORM. The Festival of Polish Cinema has opened in Baku. Report informs that speaking at the opening ceremony, the Polish ambassador to Azerbaijan, Marek Całka noted that the festival is being held in Baku for the third time and enjoys an increased interest among the local public.

AZADİNFORM. Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania, according to Associated Press.

AZADİNFORM. The 3rd Polish Film Festival "Wisla" will be held in Baku. Report informs that the festival will feature such films as "Warsaw Battle. 1920", "Fair", "City 44" and other works by Polish directors.

AZADİNFORM. The 12th season of ‘Brain Ring’ intellectual games, supported by Nar continues. Just as every year, a special online contest is being held this season for the TV audience. Thus, those viewers who become first to send the correct answers to questions, at the Twitter account of Nar during the broadcast of the games, are awarded with special gifts. This way, the ‘Brain Ring’ fans are provided with a great chance to view this intellectual contest and win prizes from Nar operator at the same time.

AZADİNFORM. A memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Azerbaijan Theatre Workers Union, the Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre and the National Theater of Bulgaria.

Tourists visit Azerbaijan’s Shamakhi for stargazingAccording to experts, it is possible to make astrotourism profitable in Azerbaijan 

CNN has published an article dedicated to Yanar Dag, a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

 
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