Did you know that Azerbaijan is a home to 350 mud volcanoes? Whilst scientists discovered 800 such phenomena on our planet. Mud volcanoes are unique as their composition is similar to the Martian soil. We would like to draw your attention to the most interesting facts about this wonderful country.
It was in Azerbaijan for the first time in the Islamic world, that women have been granted equal political rights with men. As for cultural life, here the Azerbaijanis are ahead of the rest of the Muslims since they staged opera and ballet first in the East.
Much of his wealth, which now goes to the special prize, Alfred Nobel acquired from Baku oil. In the early 20th century Azerbaijan supplied 50% of the world production of this raw material. Moreover, in 1904 Alfred’s nephews Ludwig even established the Nobel Prize in Baku which lasted several years.
The Azerbaijanis have special knack for "black gold". In addition to developments in their own country, they are engaged in this business worldwide. After several decades of drilling in the harsh conditions of Siberia, oil was finally found. The first well, crucial for the economy of the USSR and then for Russia, was drilled by geologist Farman Salmanov.
The capital and largest city of Azerbaijan is Baku, its average annual temperature is equal to the world average. It is 14.2 degrees.
A relatively small area of the state features 9 out of 11 existing climate zones, ranging from subtropical up to alpine meadows.
In the famous painting Geopoliticus Child by Salvador Dali, a woman points a finger precisely to Baku. Whether it is a coincidence or the master’s idea, is a philosophical question. But the artist might have been inspired by the most beautiful city of Central Asia, the same as local singer Rashid Behbudov whose repertoire included about thirty songs about his beloved city.
In the Azerbaijani city of Ganja an architect Ibrahim Jafarov in 1966-1967 built a real house from 48 thousand of glass bottles. Nowadays this private object has turned into a kind of museum.
It is a custom in the country to start and finish lunch with tea enriched by spices and herbs. The most popular is one with cloves.
In 2015 Baku hosted the first-ever European Olympic Games.
The World Heritage List of UNESCO includes two Azeri objects: Icheri Sheher - the old quarter in the capital; and the reserve Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, which in addition to its nature is remarkable for ancient rock inscriptions.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a modest beauty anchored between its vibrant friends - the neighbouring Montenegro and Italy stretched across the Adriatic Sea. It used to stay away from usual routes of holiday-makers and flashes of their photo cameras. Those who chase for flamboyant holiday, rarely look into the still backwater of greenery and picturesque mountains, and it works in favour of adherents of quiet holiday.
Universe quite often offers us balance showing the shades and more intensive colors. The bright example of such a equilibrity at the square of South African Republic is the Kingdom Lesotho. The state that is situated high in the mountains, the only place within the territory of the continent which in July and August is visited by snow and snowstorms. That’s why it was called as ‘African Switzerland’.
And you, by chance, are not going to Las Vegas to take a gamble on your hard-earned money? Or you are lured to those lands searching for atmosphere of nuclear tests or meeting with UFO? Don’t you believe me? Then read the most non-commonplace facts about this crazy city in Nevada specifically from The Outlook.
On March 19, 2019, the celebration of the International NOWRUZ Day took place in Kyiv. The eight embassies of foreign states accredited in Ukraine, namely, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Uzbekistan, were the initiators of the official celebration in the Column Hall of the Kyiv State Administration.
We continue publishing author’s column of Sabina Safarova on traditions of Azerbaijan.We have already learned about the matchmaking and the engagement, and now OUTLOOK proposes to plunge into the traditions of rituals and xinayaxdi – henna nights ceremonies which precedes the wedding itself.
A Ukrainian woman with Azerbaijani blood Sabina Safarova respects her family roots and, being a member of the Union of Azerbaijani Youth in Ukraine, popularizes the culture of her country. Today, the story of a girl about one of the most interesting traditions of Azerbaijan - matchmaking, we are launching her author's blog, which will be filled with cognitive facts and subtleties of manners.
Searching for word Salvador with web search engine, most likely first you get links to the great artist Salvador Dali, and only after that, to the state which is, by the way, is the most densely populated country in Central America. OUTLOOK would like to fill in this gap in the global web with interesting information about this beautiful and unique country.
Bahrain is the smallest Arab country. It is rather strange that it does not have a worldwide magnificent glory, because it is a real pearl of the East in a literal and figurative sense. Moreover, it cannot be listed in brilliant assemblage of countries typical for the Arabian expanses: even against their background, this state is considered to be exotic. What we know about Bahrain - 10 interesting facts.
Over several years of our project’s operation we have created large amount of features, both texts and visuals, about various countries, visited numerous cities, got acquainted with huge number of peoples. And now, on the day of 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence, Outlook with love and joy continues its series of features with the one about native country. Most interesting facts about Ukraine and Ukrainians are next to come.
We continue to publish the stories of Ukrainian women with Azerbaijani blood Sabina Safarova about the amazing culture of Azerbaijan. The girl continues her author's blog and today offers to learn the subtleties of such an interesting tradition as engagement.
Balkans is the travel destination that is becoming more and more popular year by year. Perhaps, every traveler has its own favorite countries of the region, however, we cannot avoid telling about the main state of this semi-island Serbia.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Ukraine Azer Hudiev organized an official reception in honor of Republic day, the national holiday dedicated to the announcement of the Republic’s independence in 1918.
In Kyiv under the support of Azerbaijan and Union of Azerbaijan youth of Ukraine the concert of Jazz music BAKU JAZZ in Kyiv was going. The musical evening organized outdoors in one of the most beautiful corners of our capital – Haidar Aliev Square became the gift from the organizers to Kyiv citizens and guests of the city.
Last Saturday, in the capital of Ukraine – Kyiv hosted the final of the Eurovision song contest - the main song competition of the Old world. While the fans enjoyed the welcoming and green Kiev and the performers themselves were involved in grandiosem show, Outlook has prepared the most interesting facts about the legendary contest with more than 60 years of history.
In honor of 25-th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Azerbaijan in the capital the evening of classical music was organized. The event happened in the column hall of National philharmonic of Ukraine.
Being one of the most ancient countries in the world, Lebanon has been implied in the Old Testament more than 75 times while the local city Bibl is officially considered as the oldest in the world. The first human settlements within the area of republic harken back to the sixth millennium BC that again and again proves that verily Middle East is the cradle of humanity. Today we would like to tell about one of the main pearls of this part of the world, Lebanon.
We all in the OUTLOOK are absolutely sure that each country is interesting in its own way, and the popular destinations are often famed due to competent presentation and good promotion. Today we would like to share with you interesting and curious facts about the wonderful and hospitable Kazakhstan, a state without cultural and historical heritage of which we cannot imagine neither Central Asia nor the whole Eurasia.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Ukraine Azer Huduev arranged an official reception in honor of the 25-th anniversary of independence of the country and Day of solidarity with Azerbaijan nation of the whole world. This holiday is established in honor of all the representatives of Azerbaijan nation residing at their motherland as well as outside its borders. The holiday was firstly acclaimed in 1991.
Under the auspices of embassy of Azerbaijan in National musical academy of Ukraine named after P.I. Chaykovskyy there was a concert dedicated to the memory of national leader of Azerbaijan nation Heydar Aliev.