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How Christmas Was Celebrated in the Middle Ages

How Christmas Was Celebrated in the Middle Ages

People in medieval Europe celebrated the Christmas season with 12 full days of feasting and revelry culminating with Twelfth Night and the raucous crowning of a “King of Misrule”, …

Historian Jamil Quliyev would have turned 94 today

Historian Jamil Quliyev would have turned 94 today

Today the Soviet and Azerbaijani historian, Doctor of Historical sciences, Professor, Academician of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Chief editor of the Azerbaijan Soviet Encyclopedia Jamil Quliyev would have turned 94 …

“President Heydar Aliyev Rose Of Peace” bred in Britain

“President Heydar Aliyev Rose Of Peace” bred in Britain

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to challenging times in the early years of Azerbaijan’s independence. The country was unstable and fragile with various crises, the economy was in decline, and the war in Karabakh tore the …

30th Anniversary of CIS

30th Anniversary of CIS

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Belovezh Accords, which marked the official collapse of the Soviet Union and the establishment of the CIS. On December 8, 1991, the leaders of the Russian Soviet Federative …

The battle of Stalingrad: a view from Jerusalem

The battle of Stalingrad: a view from Jerusalem

The Battle of Stalingrad is one of the largest and bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, and was a turning point in the Great Patriotic War. November 19 marks 79 years since the start of Operation Uranus that turned the tide of …

30 years since Garakend terrorist attack

30 years since Garakend terrorist attack

"We are talking about the inevitability of punishment, the inevitability of responsibility ... Everyone should be responsible for what he did and everyone who is guilty should be prosecuted." These are the words of the first Prosecutor …

Azerbaijan marks National Revival Day

Azerbaijan marks National Revival Day

Today Azerbaijan is marking the National Revival Day. Azerbaijani people started indefinite rally on Azadlig Square against the anti-Azerbaijani policy of the USSR on November 17, 1988. It was a real national liberation movement. The …

7 Negative Effects of the Industrial Revolution

7 Negative Effects of the Industrial Revolution

Today, in the context of the global changes that have covered the planet in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, it is customary for anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists to scold the ideas of economist Klaus Schwab, founder and …

2,600-year old Jewish legacy in Turkey

2,600-year old Jewish legacy in Turkey

Although some think the history of Turkey's Jews goes back to the Spanish Inquisition of 1492, new findings reveal that it is far older, over 2,500 years

Ancient gold ewer returned to Turkey

Ancient gold ewer returned to Turkey

A 4,250-year-old gold ewer looted in Anatolia has just been returned to Turkey by the Gilbert Collection, which is housed at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The ewer had been acquired in 1989 by Arthur Gilbert from a Los Angeles dealer …

10 world engineering marvels

10 world engineering marvels

These remarkable feats of design and construction transformed the ways that people travel, communicate and live