Guba, June 1, AZERTAC
Guba has become the next destination for the Baku 2015 first European Games Journey of the Flame.
The flame was welcomed by hundreds of local residents with excitement.
At the symbolic gate of the European Games in the region, the flame was accepted by veteran wrestler Musa Mirzayev. Fourteen torchbearers then started their 4km long route and carried the flame into Guba Square to the sound of wild applause. Kickboxing coach Telman Maharramov took to the stage and lit the flame.
The flame was then transferred to a commemorative lamp that will remain lit in Heydar Aliyev Center until the end of the Games.
Local residents were treated to a video projection depicting the official capturing of the flame at Ateshgah.
The event was followed by a festival of fire and a concert.
The flame then continued its journey to the next destination, Khachmaz.