Azerbaijan marks 101st anniversary of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic

Azerbaijan marks 101st anniversary of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic

Azerbaijan is celebrating the 101st anniversary of establishment of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

The 20th century became known in history not only as the age of science and technology, but also as the age of liberation from colonization and establishment of national states.

The 1917 Russian Revolution put an end to the Russian Empire. On May 28, 1918, the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan was founded. The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan was the first democratic republic in the East. It was a parliamentary state, had a flag, an anthem and an army. 

ADR existed only 23 months until April 28, 1920, but it reached great achievements in the short period of its history. It was the first republic given voting right to the women and securing the equality between men and women. A great work has been done in the spheres of national army building, issuing national currency, establishing national bank, democratization, free elections, international relations and recognition of the independence of Azerbaijan by the international community, securing the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, conducting economic reforms and other fields.

The founding day of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic is celebrated as the national holiday of Azerbaijan since 1990.

The official reception on the occasion of the Republic Day at Buta Palace in Baku yesterday. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the reception.

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a letter of congratulations to llham Aliyev on the occasion of the national day of Azerbaijan, the Republic Day.

“Azerbaijan has been confidently moving forward along the path of socio-economic development, and plays an important role in addressing topical issues on international agenda,” the letter reads.

“Russia highly appreciates the relations of strategic partnership with Azerbaijan. I'm sure that through our joint efforts we will continue to successfully develop fruitful bilateral relations in all areas and constructive interaction in ensuring regional stability and security. Undoubtedly, it meets the best interests of our friendly nations,” the Russian leader stressed.

Vladimir Putin wished Ilham Aliyev the best of health and success, and all citizens of Azerbaijan prosperity and well-being.