AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency AZERTAC - Azerbaijan State News Agency Zulfu Adigozalov - Azerbaijani khananda folk singer The master of Mugham, Zulfu (Zulfugar) Samad oglu Adigozalov was born in 1898 in Shusha. He received his primary education in Aghjabadi. Beginning in late 1926, she took an active part in Ganja weddings as a singer. Jabbar Garyaghdioghlu, who listened to Zulfu Adigozalov's performance Thu, 30 Jun 2022 19:26:00 +0400 Photo-exhibition entitled “Reza’s Inner Odyssey” opens at Heydar Aliyev Center On June 28, inauguration of a photo-exhibition entitled “Reza’s Inner Odyssey” took place at the Heydar Aliyev Center. Jointly arranged by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Embassy of the French Republic in Azerbaijan and the French Institute in Azerbaijan, the exhibition is Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:51:00 +0400 Tunnel of Love – most romantic place in Ukraine Tunnel of Love in the village of Klevan is the most romantic place in Ukraine. It’s a 4-kilometer long green corridor, created by trees lined up in an arch with the railway in the middle. The railway was built during the Cold War for military purposes Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:43:00 +0400 President of International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation attends TURKPA 11th Plenary Session President of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva has participated in the 11th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic Speaking Countries (TURKPA) entitled “Parliamentary Diplomacy - the Basis of Trust and Partnership" held on June 24 in Cholpon-Ata, the Kyrgyz Republic Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:29:00 +0400 Baku hosts meeting of OIC member states tourism ministers High ranking officials of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have held a meeting in Baku on the sidelines of the 11th Conference of the Tourism Ministers of the OIC. During the meeting, the place and date of the next conference, as well as the candidates for the Tourism City Award Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:11:00 +0400 Whitsunday Islands – Australia`s exotic and breathtakingly beautiful destination The Whitsunday Islands were formed more than 100 million years ago after volcanic activity formed mountainous terrain that remained connected to the mainland coast. The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of 74 tropical mini-paradises Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:40:00 +0400 Baku to host concert of Brazilian band Choronas Brazilian musical band Choronas will give a concert at the International Mugham Center in Baku on June 27. Founded in 1994 by Sao Paulo musicians, the ensemble has performed on many stages around the world. Choronas' repertoire includes favorite classics of popular Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:39:00 +0400 Netflix cuts 300 employees in new round of layoffs Netflix has cut an additional 300 employees — around 3 percent of its workforce — marking the latest round of major layoffs at the beleaguered streaming giant, according to Hollywood reporter. “Both Ted and I regret not seeing our slowing revenue growth earlier so we could have ensured Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:34:00 +0400 Johnny Depp goes on tour with his band 'Hollywood Vampires' After Johnny Depp triumphed in his lawsuit against Amber Heard, now the actor and musician is going on tour with his rock band Hollywood Vampires, according to MARCA. According to The New York Post, Johnny Depp has returned to the music scene Thu, 23 Jun 2022 19:50:00 +0400 Gala concert marking 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Romania held in Baku A gala concert marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Romania has been held at the Azerbaijan State Academic Philharmonic Hall. Ambassador of Romania to Azerbaijan Vasile Soare noted that relations between the two countries Thu, 23 Jun 2022 19:17:00 +0400 Seychelles – magnificent archipelago of 115 islands Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands nearly 1,000 miles off Africa`s east coast. The islands are the epitome of postcard perfect: Stately palm trees sway above pristine white beaches and brilliant turquoise water. Most of the islands are granite, according to One Earth Philanthropy, a non-profit Thu, 23 Jun 2022 19:10:00 +0400 Lofoten Archipelago - one of the most stunning areas of Norway The Lofoten archipelago consist of 7 main islands, with fjords and narrow straits in between the islands. From a distance the archipelago looks like one steep island–called the Lofot wall Wed, 22 Jun 2022 19:37:00 +0400 Iranian minister of cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism to visit Azerbaijan Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ezzatollah Zarghami will pay a visit to Azerbaijan next week. During the trip, the Iranian minister will hold a number of meetings with Azerbaijani officials. They will discuss the development of cooperation between the two countries Wed, 22 Jun 2022 19:35:00 +0400 2 dead in Mexico after Netflix's 'The Chosen One' cast and crew van crashes Two actors on the Netflix series The Chosen One were killed and six other cast or crew members were injured after the van they were riding in crashed near Mulege on the Baja California Sur peninsula, according to AP. Local media reported Wed, 22 Jun 2022 15:17:00 +0400 Rainbow Mountain – Peru`s Mountain of Seven Colors Rainbow Mountain, also called Mountain of Seven Colors, is located in Peru. The reason why these colors have formed is the ice that used to cover the area. When it began to melt, the water mixed with minerals in the ground, turning the earth into the many colors you see Tue, 21 Jun 2022 18:51:00 +0400 Azerbaijan`s minister of culture to visit Iran On June 20, Azerbaijani Minister of Culture Anar Karimov will visit Tehran at the invitation of the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran. During the trip, Karimov will hold a number of meetings with Iranian officials Mon, 20 Jun 2022 19:06:00 +0400 Ukraine will not host Eurovision 2023 - EBU The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has decided that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will take place outside Ukraine due to the current situation in the country, according to Ukrinform. The EBU said this in a statement: Sat, 18 Jun 2022 12:26:00 +0400 Milford Sound - fiord in southwest of New Zealand’s South Island Situated on the west coast of the South Island, hours from the nearest town, Milford Sound is where plunging cliffs and raging waterfalls meet inky dark waters. This is New Zealand's wild side at its absolute best. Milford Sound is a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for Fri, 17 Jun 2022 17:12:00 +0400 Vice-president of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attends inauguration of “My Seas, My Oceans” exhibition in Geneva Opening of the exhibition “My Seas, My Oceans”, organized on the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) Public Association, with the support of the United Nation’s Geneva Office and the permanent Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:51:00 +0400 Mashadi Jamil Amirov-one of first to make printed music of mughams in history of Azerbaijani music Tar player, composer and musician Mashadi Jamil Amiraslan oglu Amirov was born in 1875 in Shusha and received his first education in madrasah. As a child and young he lived in need. Mashadi Jamil, who lost his father Karbalayi Amiraslan bey when he was 12 years old, Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:38:00 +0400 Huseyn Baykara - Azerbaijani researcher, publicist and poet Azerbaijani researcher, publicist and poet Huseyn Baykara — Gara Huseynbeyli was born in 1904 in Shusha in the family of Shirinbeyovs. His mother Mina khanim was daughter of Hasan bey Shirinbeyov and his father was the son of Huseyn bey Shirinbeyov. Gara Huseynbeyli Mon, 13 Jun 2022 19:30:00 +0400 Gorgeous glowing beach of Maldives On certain areas around the world, the beaches glow with magical blue like tiny neon dots and makes it look like stars are washing up on shore. The reason for the shore and waves having these neon blue spots is due to a chemical reaction called “bioluminescence”, it is what happens when a microorganism in the water is disturbed Mon, 13 Jun 2022 16:13:00 +0400 International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation publishes book "Stories" by Ömer Seyfettin Published by the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation, the book "Stories" by Ömer Seyfettin, one of the distinguished representatives of Turkish literature, has been presented in German in Vienna within the framework of the project "Literary Bridge Connecting the Turkic world" Mon, 13 Jun 2022 11:15:00 +0400 Azerbaijan represented at International Biennale “Revelations” with support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Azerbaijan is represented, for the first time, at the 5th International Biennale “Revelations” on craft and creation, which brought together over 500 participants from 33 countries at famous Grand Palais Éphemère before the Eiffel Tower in Paris, with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:34:00 +0400 “Leyli and Majnun” presented in Frankfurt Weltenleser Book house in Frankfurt has hosted the book launch of “Leyli and Majnun” by the great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi, published in Germany, the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre told AZERTAC. In his opening remarks, Zieglinde Hartmann, a notable German scientist and professor at the University of Würzburg Thu, 09 Jun 2022 20:15:00 +0400 Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park On March 1, 1872, Yellowstone, an American national park located in the western United States, became the first national park in the U.S. to enjoy the unique hydrothermal and geologic features and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world Thu, 09 Jun 2022 19:22:00 +0400 National Geographic publishes article on Azerbaijani cuisine National Geographic has published an article headlined “Azerbaijan: the seven dishes that define a nation”. The article reads: “The Azerbaijani table is a colourful amalgamation of dishes and ingredients — some fiercely local, some influenced Thu, 09 Jun 2022 19:08:00 +0400 International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation implements new project in Austria A series of events titled "Literary Bridge Connecting the Turkic World" has been launched in Vienna jointly organized by the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Austria. The first event took place on June 7 at the Azerbaijani Cultural Center in Vienna with the presentation of the Thu, 09 Jun 2022 18:35:00 +0400 Aliagha Vahid- Genius of ghazals Aliagha Mammadgulu oglu Isgandarov – an Azerbaijani poet, Honored Art Worker of the Azerbaijan SSR - was born on February 17, 1895, in the Masazir settlement of Baku, in the family of a joiner. He received his primary education in a madrasa, but without Thu, 09 Jun 2022 18:27:00 +0400 Picasso meets 'face to face' with El Greco in his Toledo museum Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Doménikos Theotokópoulos, better known as El Greco (Crete, 1541-1614) l, meet for the first time in the house-museum that the Cretan painter has in Toledo and that allows to contemplate, in the same space, to these two painters who broke norms and revolutionized art, according to Indo&NY Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:41:00 +0400 Dal Lake – Jewel in the Crown of Kashmir Known as the Jewel in the Crown of Kashmir , Dal Lake is the most important landmark of Srinagar. The Dal Lake is part of a natural wetland that covers an area of about 21 sq. km, which includes floating gardens. The floating gardens are known as ‘Rad’ in Kashmiri language Wed, 08 Jun 2022 17:13:00 +0400 Queen to debut unreleased Freddie Mercury Song, “Face It Alone,” in September Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor this weekend confirmed to the BBC that the band would be releasing a new song featuring the band’s late, legendary frontman Freddie Mercury called “Face It Alone”, according to Deadline. Taylor called Wed, 08 Jun 2022 14:20:00 +0400 Shanghai Film Festival canceled due to COVID crisis China’s most prestigious film festival, the Shanghai International Film Festival has officially been canceled for this year, according to Variety. The festival is normally held in mid-June. The 25th edition of the festival will instead Wed, 08 Jun 2022 14:18:00 +0400 Benagil Cave – fascinating rock formation with big eye in middle The Benagil cave is a fascinating rock formation with a big eye in the middle. It’s the most famous sea cave in the Algarve, Portugal. The hole in the ceiling of the cave allows the sun to shine at the little beach inside the cave. Its beauty is hard Tue, 07 Jun 2022 21:15:00 +0400 New carpet collection entitled “Azerbaijani carpet - dance of loops” presented Another project, aiming at preserving, developing and promotion of Azerbaijan`s national and spiritual values, cultural heritage, was implemented with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Made within the framework of a project launched in 2016, the new carpet collection called Tue, 07 Jun 2022 18:14:00 +0400 Fashion show of dresses made on basis of carpet motifs takes place at Heydar Aliyev Center A fashion show of dresses made on the basis of carpet motifs has been held at the Heydar Aliyev Center. The fashion collection of “Sumakh”, prepared by Rufat Ismayil, the founder of the brand “AFFFAIR”, deriving inspiration from ancient carpet ornaments Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:25:00 +0400 President of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation holds several meetings in Bulgaria President of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva has met with Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Bulgaria Temirtay Izbastin as part of her visit to Bulgaria. The meeting focused on strengthening cooperation between Mon, 06 Jun 2022 19:55:00 +0400 Keukenhof Flower Park – largest tulip garden in the world Keukenhof Flower Park in Lisse is the world’s largest tulip garden with over seven million bulbs that are planted by hand every autumn. It is one of the most beautiful attractions in the Netherlands, which also attracts many foreign tourists Mon, 06 Jun 2022 18:47:00 +0400 Chile's literary magazine highlights Nizami Ganjavi`s creativity The Chile-based literary magazine “Ærea. Revista Hispanoamericana de Poesía” has posted “The Ascension of the Prophet”, an excerpt from the poem “Seven Beauties” by the greatest Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi as part of the “Azerbaijan Literature in the International Arena” project of the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre Mon, 06 Jun 2022 18:01:00 +0400 Mirzagha Aliyev - Azerbaijani theater and film actor Mirzagha Ali oghlu Aliyev -an Azerbaijani Soviet theater and film actor, People's Artist of the USSR, the winner of two Stalin Prizes of the second degree was born on October 25, 1883 in Hovsan settlement of Baku. In 1893-1896, he studied at Muslim religious school in Persian and Arabic, in 1897-1899 Mon, 06 Jun 2022 15:55:00 +0400 Yellow river - Cradle of Chinese civilization Yellow River, Chinese (Pinyin) Huang He or (Wade-Giles romanization) Huang Ho, also spelled Hwang Ho, English Yellow River, principal river of northern China, east-central and eastern Asia. The Yellow River is often called the cradle of Chinese civilization Sat, 04 Jun 2022 19:44:00 +0400 Johnny Depp set to release album with Jeff Beck Just days after his court win against Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is getting ready to release an album with guitarist Jeff Beck, according to The Hill. Beck announced Thursday at a concert in England that music from him and the Sat, 04 Jun 2022 19:39:00 +0400 Lake Ysyk - one of the world’s largest alpine lakes Lying at an elevation of 5,270 feet (1,606 meters) in the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan is Lake Ysyk, one of the world’s largest alpine lakes. The lake’s Kyrgyz name, Ysyk-köl, means “Hot Lake,” as it never freezes, even though winter temperatures in the area regularly reach Fri, 03 Jun 2022 20:14:00 +0400 Azerbaijani deputy culture minister visits monument to national leader Heydar Aliyev in Tbilisi Azerbaijan’s Deputy Culture Minister Sevda Mammadaliyeva has visited a monument to national leader Heydar Aliyev in Tbilisi, Georgia. The deputy culture minister laid flowers at the monument to the national leader Fri, 03 Jun 2022 18:32:00 +0400 Crater Lake National Park – deepest lake in United States The deepest lake in the United States and the seventh deepest lake in the world is at Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon at the Cascade Mountains. The lake lies inside a caldera, or volcanic basin, and was created when the Fri, 03 Jun 2022 18:26:00 +0400 Cinema Plus to screen Indian films As part of celebration of 75 years of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotasav, the Embassy of India, Baku is screening Bollywood Hindi Movies with subtitles in the Azerbaijani language at Cinema Plus in Ganjlik Mall. The films to be demonstrated Fri, 03 Jun 2022 15:31:00 +0400 Meteora Monasteries – miracle of Greece Meteora Monasteries – the miracle of Greece. Few kilometers northwest of the town of Kalabaka, the impressive rocks of Meteora are rising from the plains of Thessaly been one of the most amazing places in Greece. Many centuries ago Thu, 02 Jun 2022 19:29:00 +0400 Ballet "One Thousand and One Nights" by great composer Fikrat Amirov staged in Bulgaria On May 31, the Sofia Opera and Ballet Theater staged the ballet "One Thousand and One Nights" by great composer Fikrat Amirov on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria Wed, 01 Jun 2022 21:03:00 +0400 Lake Como - Italy`s upscale resort area Lake Como, in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region, is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. The lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with three slender branches that meet at the resort town of Bellagio. At the bottom of the southwest branch lies the city of Wed, 01 Jun 2022 19:24:00 +0400 International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation, Baku State University sign MoU The International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation and Baku State University have inked a Memorandum of Understanding. The document was signed by President of the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva and Rector of Baku State University Elchin Babayev Wed, 01 Jun 2022 17:35:00 +0400