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A Colossus, Guarding Baku

Located along the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, is founded on oil.

This hulking metal form, which stands at the entrance to an old rubber factory in a neighborhood, is a relic of the Soviet era. 13 more words


Rating the Songs of Eurovision 2018 - Part One: Azerbaijan to Estonia

It’s that time of year again people, when the extravagant circus that is the Eurovision Song Contest flies onto televisions across Europe and beyond. This year the contest will be held in Lisbon, following Portugal’s first ever win at the contest with Salvador Sobral and “Amar Pelos Dois”. 1,258 more words


THE EBJ EUROVISION 2018 REVIEWS: Round 2 (Azerbaijan, Estonia, Poland, Romania + Spain)

Bonjour! In case you hadn’t noticed, Eurovision 2018 is so close that the road to Lisbon is practically walkable – provided you’re not wearing giant platform boots like the lead singer of Wig Wam. 2,710 more words


Ukraine jails Dutch journalist to please Azerbaijan dictatorship

It is 6 months since Ukraine has been keeping hostage @FikretHuseynli – a Dutch citizen & Azeri dissident journo in violation of all imaginable intl law.

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Armored Cars: MODIAR Tufan

Another former Soviet republic that’s making serious progress with its local arms industry is Azerbaijan. The oil-rich Caspian state locked in a bitter territorial dispute with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave has spent years carefully expanding its military-industrial complex. 489 more words


Journey Across the Caspian Sea - #AtoZChallenge

London to Sydney Overland

Days Fifty-One and Fifty-Two

I have arrived in Ashgabat.

That makes it sound so simple. It was not simple. So let me clarify. 1,275 more words