In Search of the Future
Winter 1996 (AI 4.4)
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Front Cover: "Youth - In Search of the Future" is an ageless theme. Azerbaijan's 12th century poet, Nizami, developed this idea in his masterful poem, "The Seven Beauties." Here the Beauty from Maghrib (Morocco) tells the story of Prince Mahan, a playboy who decides to rid himself of the evil forces and set his life straight. This statue is part of seven sculptures in the Fountain Square (near the Nizami Museum) in Baku and were designed by Telman and Eldar Zeynalov (brothers). Photo and Design: Pirouz Khanlou, Computer Graphics: Maziar Mahjoobi.
Back Cover: A winter scene outside the walls of the Inner City (Ichari Shahar). Photo: Bahadur Jafarov.
10 Guest Editorial: Identity Changes in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan - Elin Suleymanov
12 Baku Diary: A World Turned Sunny Side Up - Jonelle Glosch
An Overview - Azerbaijan's Educational System
20 Aziza: Jazz, Mugham and other Essentials of My Life - Aziza Mustafa Zadeh with Betty Blair
26 Surkhai Asgarov: Vocal Prodigy - Anne Kressler
28 Ali Jafar: Child Artist - Jala Garibova
30 The Filmmaker's Lens: Focus on Azerbaijani Children in Transition - Elena Dontsova
36 Where Are They Now?
44 FRIENDS Continues to Stimulate Azerbaijani Arts: Lifetime Achievement Awards - Sponsored by Chevron
48 SOCAR: Interview with Ilham Aliyev - Betty Blair
CIPCO - James Tilley
BP & Statoil Alliance - Einar Bergh
54 AIOC: Two Years and Moving Forward - Interview with Terry Adams by Betty Blair
62 Michelle Kwan: World Champion Skates to Azerbaijani Symphonic Music - Laurel Deck (in Azeri Latin Script-p.66)
68 Atiqva: Voices of Hope - Tamam Bayatly
70 Diplomatic Interview: The Caucasus: A German Perspective - Elmira Amrahqizi
73 The Ministry of Youth and Sports in Azerbaijan - Laurel Deck
76 Sustaining the Spirit of Azerbaijan via Contemporary Persian Literature: Rahim Raisnia - Parvin Etisami: "The Rise of the Azerbaijani Woman" Part Two - Siyavush Tabrizi (Azerbaijani in Arabic Script)
78 Azerbaijan's Legendary Centenarian: Shirali Muslimov - Marcus Hopkins
82 Business & Opportunities
From Azerbaijan International (4.4) Winter 1996.
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