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Book on Azerbaijani realities published in Los Angeles


The Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles has published a book highlighting the Azerbaijani realities to raise the U.S. public’s awareness about history and traditions of Azerbaijan, AzerTAC reports.

The English version of the 120-page book, entitled "Azerbaijan - Everlasting Heritage, Inspirational Harmony", includes information on the geography, natural resources, ancient history, rich culture and art, traditions of strong ethnic and religious tolerance, the state structure and foreign policy, rapid economic development, tourism potential of Azerbaijan, ADA University, “ASAN Service” and other issues. Colorful pictures of Baku and other beautiful regions of Azerbaijan adorn various sections of the book.

The section of the book, titled “Illegal Occupation of Azerbaijan’s territory” informs the readers about the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. Speaking about the history of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the book highlights the fact that this historic region of Azerbaijan has been part of many different Azerbaijani states throughout the history. Pointing to the division of Azerbaijan between regional powers in the beginning of the 19th century, the publication stresses that as a result of the infamous Kurekchay and Turkmenchay treaties “an estimated 200,000 Armenians left Persia and the Ottoman Empire, and migrated primarily to Yerevan and Nagorno-Karabakh.” “30,000 Armenians settled in Karabakh alone, increasing their share of the population from 8.4 per cent to an estimated 34.8 per cent. In Yerevan, the proportion seemed to have increased from 24 per cent to 53.8 per cent. In return 35,000 of the 117,000 Azerbaijanis who once lived in Yerevan and Karabakh were compelled to flee,” the book says.

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