Winter of Disbelief
(AI 2.1) Spring 1994
Front Cover: Interior of a refugee tent drenched by the afternoon sunlight. Imishli Camp.
Photo: Susan Cornnell
Back Cover: Artist's perception of refugees by Gaiyur Yunus
Because of the war with Armenians over Nagorno-Karabakh, a region inside the territory of Azerbaijan, 1 million Azerbaijanis have been forced to flee their homes, villages, communities, schools and work places.
Check out the "Self-Portraits" that Azerbaijanis took of themselves to share with the world about their life in tent camps, railroad box cars, and improvised shelters made of reeds next to roads and highways.
2 Reader's Forum
5 Baku Diary: Life Goes On Despite the War: Wedding at a Refugee Camp - Susan Cornnell
10 1993 in Review - Habib Azarsina
12 Interview: Secretary of State, Dr. Lala Shovkat Hajiyeva - Betty Blair
14 When Words Fail: The Notion of "Refugee" and the Theory of Translation - Galib Mammadov
16 Hospitals in Baku: Empty Shelves, Barren Closets, Compassionate Doctors - Margaret D. Fox
17 When the Bread Runs Out - Svetlana Krasnova
18 The Economic Scene: New Labels-Old Deficits & Shortages - S. Turyalay
20 We Used to be Friends - Svetlana Turyalay
22 International Assistance: Where is it Coming From? - Susan Cornnell
24 Why Tents Now - Bill Frelick
25 Self Portraits: Introduction - Betty Blair
28 Letter to Editor - Gultakin Shakaraliyeva
32 Fleeing, poem - Rafael Huseinov, photo - Oleg Litvin
36 The Nakhchivan Connection - Ambassador-at-Large, Ramiz Abutalibov
37 The 500th Anniversary of Fizuli - Abulfazl Bahadori
38 Diary of Javad Mirjavadov: Metamorphosis of an Artist English (38-39), Azeri Latin (40-41).
42 History of Azerbaijani Publications in Southern Azerbaijan (Part 4) - Dr. Hassan Javadi and Abulfazl Bahadori
40 The Spirit of Baku, 1993 - Dr. Tadeusz Swietochowski
46 Reconsidering the Freedom Support Act - US Senator DeConcini
47 Newsweek: When the Victim Becomes the Bully (Armenia) - Steve Levine, US Grant Assistance to NIS (1992-1993); Freedom Support Act: What is it?
48 Azerbaijan's Representative at UN Refutes Armenian Claims - Yashar Aliyev, Chargés d'Affaires
49 Voices of Disbelief: Refugees Tell Their Own Stories
50 New York Times: Ambassadors from Armenia (Shougarian), Azerbaijan (Pashayev) and Turkey (Kandemir)
53 Azerbaijan's Presidential Election: Was it Fair and Democratic - J.Rousselier
54 Language Update
Turkish Language Conference about Languages of Former Soviet
Turkish Republics - Dr. András Bodrogligeti
55 US-Azerbaijan (Pennzoil-SOCAR) Joint Gas Conservation Project - Paul Justice
56 Education - Mud Vocanoes Researched by British Petroleum
60 1993 Calendar of National Holidays; Comparison with Soviet Calendar
62 Azerbaijan Directory
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