· November, 2007

Stories about Azerbaijan from November, 2007

Azerbaijan: Sheki

  29 November 2007

Carolyn & Jesse's Azerbaijan Peace Corps Blog posts photographs and an account of a visit to the Azerbaijani mountain town of Sheki.

Azerbaijan: Djulfa

  29 November 2007

Blogian reports that a documentary highlighting the destruction of an Armenian cemetery in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan is being distributed to members of the U.S. Congress. However, the Armenian blogger is concerned by the [nationalist] content as well as the professionalism of the film.

Azerbaijan: Armenian Cemetary Deaths

  26 November 2007

Quoting various news sources, Blogian reports that three Azerbaijanis have died while trying to remove the wall surrounding an Armenian cemetery to make room for a new road.

Azerbaijan: Trafficking

  20 November 2007

Blogian says that war and conflict often prevents Armenians and Azeris from looking at the similarities between the two nations. Unfortunately, one thing that both Armenia and Azerbaijan have in common is a high rate of human trafficking.

Russia: Tatarstan Warns Against Karabakh Independence

  15 November 2007

Window on Eurasia writes: “By recognizing Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, South Osetia or Transdniestria as independent, as many in Moscow are now urging, the Russian government would undermine the territorial integrity of its own country, a senior member of Tatarstan’s parliament told a Baku newspaper.”

Caucasus: LGBT Conference

  15 November 2007

Unzipped: Gay Armenia has an exclusive interview with Christopher Atamian, President of the Armenian Gay & Lesbian Association of New York on the situation of the LGBT community in Armenia. The interview also details plans to hold a conference on LGBT rights in the Caucasus in the very near future.

Azerbaijan: Terror Plot Reality Check

  14 November 2007

Asking Tough Questions in Tough Places is skeptical about the way last month's foiled attempt to stage terrorist attacks on government offices and diplomatic missions in Baku, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, was reported.

Azerbaijan: Pollution & Religious Freedom

  12 November 2007

Leigh's new adventures in Azerbaijan posts links to two articles on pollution and religious freedom in the country. In the first, the blog says that the article explains why infant mortality is twice as high as the national average in Sumgait because of pollution, while the second is to a...

Azerbaijan: Halloween Bayram!

  11 November 2007

More Peace Corps Volunteers post an account of preparing for Halloween and introducing the event to schoolchildren in Azerbaijan. This time, albeit belatedly, is the turn of Carolyn & Jesse's Azerbaijan Peace Corps Blog.

Azerbaijan: Environmental Damage

  5 November 2007

Registan looks at the environmental damage industrialization from the Soviet era, as well as that accompanying Azerbaijan's current oil boom, has caused in the city of Sumgait.

Caucasus: Coming Out

  3 November 2007

Unzipped: Gay Armenia details and analyzes recent examples from Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia of gay men “coming out” about their sexual orientation, as well as cases of others “outing” rivals in entertainment and politics.

Azerbaijan: Halloween

  2 November 2007

Veemo in the Azerbaijan, a Peace Corps blog, reports on this year's Peace Corps Volunteers Halloween party. The blogger says that it was a perfect opportunity to introduce local Azerbaijanis to American culture, updates readers on teaching English in the former Soviet republic, and says that despite the recent failed...

Azerbaijan: Transport

  1 November 2007

Newly arrived in Azerbaijan, Carolyn and Jesse describe the situation with transport and money in the oil-rich former Soviet republic. In an extended post accompanied by many photographs, Carolyn & Jesse's Azerbaijan Peace Corps Blog is a welcomed addition to the blogosphere in the South Caucasus.