- Azerbaijan International
image_size = 200px
image_caption = "Azerbaijan International" "Construction! Destruction?" (13.3)
editor_title = Editor-in-Chief
frequency = quarterly
category = world
firstdate = 1993
country = Flag|United States flagicon|Azerbaijan
language = English, Azeri
website = [http://www.azer.com AZER.com]
issn = 1075-086X
"Azerbaijan International" is a quarterly magazine that features articles about
Azerbaijanwritten in English.
Azerbaijan International is an independent magazine committed to the discussion of issues related to Azerbaijanis around the world. It was established in 1993 shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union when Azerbaijan gained its independence. Since then, it has been published quarterly in English with occasional articles in Azeri (Latin and sometimes even the Arabic script). The magazine has offices in
Los Angelesand Baku.
Each issue includes about 100-colored pages and relates to a specific theme-related topic especially related to culture and social issues including art, music, literature, folklore, architecture, archaeology, health, environment, international relations, business, trends and transitions.
Its target audience is international readers in the business, diplomatic and academic communities. However, the magazine has also researched and published extensively about significant topics that are not well known to Azerbaijanis such as the story of how photojounalist Reza from Paris smuggled himself into Azerbaijan to document the tragic events [ [http://azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/61_folder/61_articles/61_blackjanuary.html Black January - Baku 1990: Behind the Scenes - A Photojournalist's Perspective] Azerbaijan International Magazine, Winter 2002 (10.4)] of
Black January1990 when Soviet troops attacked civilians in the streets and how he succeeded in releasing these photos worldwide. Other unique articles include research about the discovery and decipherment of the Caucasian Albanian (Old Udi) [http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai113_folder/113_articles/113_zaza_script_ashes.html azer.com] in Mt. Sinai, Egypt, by [http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai113_folder/113_articles/113_zaza_script_ashes.html Dr. Zaza Alexidze] (Autumn 2003), the Folklore of [http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai131_folder/131_articles/131_sofi_hamid.html Sufi Hamid Cemetery] (Spring 2005), and the relationship of Maiden Tower to Winter Solstice(Autumn 2006). [ [http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai143_folder/143_articles/143_mt_index.html Maiden Tower, Baku, Azerbaijan, And the Relationship to Winter Solstice] Azerbaijan International Magazine, Autumn 2006 (14.3)]
Four issues have been dedicated to
Azerbaijani literature(Spring issues of [http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/41_folder/41_articles/41_index.html 1996] , [http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/71_folder/71_articles/71_index.html 1999] , [http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai121_folder/121_articles/121_index.html 2004] , [http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai141_folder/141_articles/141_index.html 2006] ). The Literature of Stalin’s Repressions in Azerbaijan [ [http://azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai141_folder/141_articles/141_index.html The Literature of Stalin's Repressions] Entire issue of Azerbaijan International Magazine, Spring 2006 (14.1)] had never been published in English before and is even difficult to find in the Azerbaijani language.
Azerbaijan International also sponsors four major Web sites.
# [http://www.azer.com AZER.com] (launched 1996) - archives the magazine from 1993
# [http://www.azeri.org AZERI.org] (launched 2000) - focuses on Azerbaijani Language and Literature
# [http://www.azgallery.org AZgallery.org] (launched 1999) - "Discover the Little Known World of Azerbaijani Art"
# [http://www.hajibeyov.com HAJIBEYOV.com] (launched 2001) - "Celebrating the Legacy of Azerbaijan's Great Composer
* [http://www.azer.com Azerbaijan International Magazine (AZER.com) archived since 1993]
* [http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/magazine_index/magarticles.html Artistic covers of Azerbaijan International]
* [http://azeri.org/Azeri/az_latin/latin_articles/editorials_blair.html Editorials by Betty Blair in Azerbaijan International (English and Azeri)]
* [http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/54_folder/54_articles/54_aijubilee.html Five Year Jubilee of Azerbaijan International Magazine: President Heydar Aliyev's Speech (Winter 1997, AI 5.4)]
* [http://www.azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai104_folder/104_articles/104_editorial.html Ten Year Jubilee - Azerbaijan International Magazine: An Interview with Myself as Editor by Betty Blair (Winter 2002, AI 10.4)]
* [http://AZERI.org Azeri Language and Literature]
* [http://azeri.org/Azeri/az_learn/az_socio/socio_index.html Azeri Language in Social Context]
* [http://HAJIBEYOV.com Celebrating the Legacy of Azerbaijan's Great Composer: Uzeyir Hajibeyov]
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