Baku Days: Azerbaijan the Beautiful…

Azerbaijan. Land of colours. Land of fire: Promotional image

I’m a little concerned that recently, a lot of negative press about Azerbaijan has emerged in the media. Much of this, since the country won Eurovision a few days ago.

Yes, there are issues to be addressed. Yes, there is an unresolved conflict with Armenia. Yes, there are environmental concerns regarding historic oil pollution but in the name of balance and fair-play, I’m posting this link to remind all of you that Azerbaijan is also a beautiful country, full of diversity and interest.

http://www.youtube.com/user/dilmurod89#p/a/u/1/72e9Ic6I1EM

The video was produced as part of Azerbaijan’s “Year of Tourism-2011” promotional package.

Personally, I think it would be very good for both Azerbaijan and Eurovision-land for as many people as possible to visit the country in 2012.

I’d be interested to hear your thoughts and comments…

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About stevehollier

Steve Hollier is the editor of AZ Magazine, an English language lifestyle magazine based in Baku, Azerbaijan. He began his career working for a firm of stockbrokers in the City of London then went on to attend the University of Essex where he was awarded an MA in Sociology in 1984. After a career in arts and cultural development work, he became a freelance arts consultant, writer and photographer.
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