Summer 1997 (AI 5.2)
Front Cover: Inside one of the reservoirs at Sangachal Terminal near Baku that will soon be filled with oil and, hopefully, on its way out to international markets. If objects could speak, these large tanks would have much to say about the rapid economic transformation that is taking place in Azerbaijan these days. Photo: Oleg Litvin.
Back Cover: Artist Ismayil Mammadov nurtures the love of painting in Oleg Litvin's grandson, teaching him how to make objects speak symbolically. Photo: Oleg Litvin.
12 Baku Dairy - Impressions of Azerbaijani Youth Studying Abroad
18 Classical Music of Azerbaijan - New CD Series: Round Table Discussion
22 Alphabet Transitions: Chronology of the New Latin Script - Tamam Bayatly
26 Artist's Perception of Refugees
34 Chicago Enchanted by "Seven Beauties": The Staging of Nizami's 12th Century work - Jean Patterson and Betty Blair (Azeri in Latin Script, page 36)
38 Just for Kids - Red: If Colors Could Speak
42 The Caucasus and New Geo-Political Realities: How the West Can Support the Region - Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski
46 Russia Fuels War in Caucasus to Keep Oil Out of Western Hands - Trudy Rubin
47 Russian Arms Shipments
to Armenia are a Major Threat to Azerbaijna - Ambassador Hafiz
51 The Medical Manuscripts of Azerbaijan: Unlocking Their Secrets - Betty Blair
53 What's Happening? Alphabets of Central Asian Languages.
54 Disappearing Countries - Paul Goble
58 An Ancient Scourge on the Rise in Azerbaijan: Potential Solutions for Malaria - Dr. C. W. Oliver
59 Rostroprovich Celebrates 70th Jubilee in Baku
69 Caspian Oil Deposits Might Be Twice as Large as Expected - Hugh Pope
71 SOCAR Section: The Past Three Years - Natig Aliyev
75 SOCAR Section: AIOC - Talysh
84 SOCAR Section: Oily Rocks: Legend and
Reality - Seyyad Ibrahimov