Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was the main Russian Orthodox cathedral in Baku, Azerbaijan from 1898, when it was built until its destruction in 1936 during the Joseph Stalin era. The cathedral is also known as the biggest Russian Orthodox structure ever built in the South Caucasus. In 1878, the governor of then Russian-controlled Baku, Valerian Pozen expressed his concern about the growing shortage of praying space for Baku's Russian Orthodox community.
Sunni and Sh ah are the two major denominations of Islam. The demographic breakdown between the two groups is difficult to assess and varies by source, but a good approximation is that 85% of the world's Muslims are Sunni, and 15% are Sh , with most Sh s belonging to the Twelver tradition and the rest divided between several other groups. Sh s make up the majority of the population in Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan and Bahrain, and they are the largest religious group in Lebanon. Sunnis are a majority in other Muslim communities in South East Asia, China, South Asia, Africa and the rest of the Arab world. The historic background of the Sunni Shia split lies in the schism that occurred when the Islamic prophet Muhammad died in the year 632(AD), leading to a dispute over succession to Muhammad as a caliph of the Islamic community spread across various parts of the world.
The Bahá'í Faith in Azerbaijan crosses a complex history of regional changes. Through that series of changes the thread of the Bahá'í Faith traces its history in the region from the earliest moments of the Bábism religion, accepted by Bahá'ís as a predecessor religion, in that one of its most prominent figures, Tahirih, was an Azerbaijani. Followers of the religion formed communities in Nakhichevan before 1850. By the early 1900s the community, now centered in Baku, numbered perhaps 2000 individuals and several Bahá'í Local Spiritual Assemblies and had facilitated the favorable attention of local and regional, and international leaders of thought as well as long-standing leading figures in the religion. However under Soviet rule the Bahá'í community was almost ended though it was quickly reactivated as more than 30 years later when perestroyka loosened controls on religions. The community quickly rallied and re-elected its own National Spiritual Assembly in 1992.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yelpin (pronounced /j l pi n/, Armenian: , also Romanized as Yelp'in and Elpin) is a village community located in the South-West of Armenia in Vayots Dzor province (marz). It is located 97 km away from Yerevan and 27 km away from provincial center Yeghegnadzor. It borders with Autonomous Republic of Nakhijevan (Azerbaijan) in South, with lands of Zangakatun community (Ararat province) in West, with Chivagyugh community (Vayots Dzor province) in South-West. Community lands stretch from 1400 to 2800m, whereas the settlement itself is located at 1545m above the sea level. Number of households -378, houses- 273, families- 200 (as of 2007). Main occupations of the community members are gardening, land cultivation, animal husbandry, poultry farming and bee-keeping.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Aside from the large Azeri community native to Russia's Dagestan Republic, the majority of Azeris in Russia are fairly recent immigrants. Azeris started settling in Russia (with the exception of Dagestan) around the late 19th century, but their migration became intensive after World War II. It rapidly increased with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. According to the 2002 All-Russian Population Census, there are 621,840 Azeris residing in Russia , however the actual numbers are a lot higher due to recent migrations of guest workers from Azerbaijan.
Nakhchivan, an indivisible part of Azerbaijan, enjoys an ancient and grand history. This land rich in resources both under and above ground has always attracted the attention of both the East and West, and been one of the rich, centuries-old cultural hearths of Azerbaijan. The presented book is of great importance in our press studies as the first scientific research dedicated to the study of the developmental path, merits and traditions of the Azerbaijani press in the region. The research work re-confirms the existence of great media traditions and rich literary community in Nakhchivan as an indivisible part of Azerbaijan. The issues raised and tackled in the monograph can be used in the study of the Azerbaijani press history. The research can also be used in teaching the new-period history of the Azerbaijani press and the national press history in faculties of philology and journalism.
Armenia maintains good relations with almost every country in the world, the major exceptions being two of its immediate neighbors, Azerbaijan and Turkey. Armenia is a member of more than 40 different international organizations including the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, NATO's Partnership for Peace, the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, the International Monetary Fund, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Trade Organization and La Francophonie. It is also an observer member of the Eurasian Economic Community and the Non-Aligned Movement. Eduard Nalbandyan currently serves as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Juhuri (Judeo-Tat), the language of the so-called "Mountain Jews" of Daghestan and Azerbaijan, belongs to the Caucasian Tat group of South-Western Iranian. Its Iranian heritage, reflected by noteworthy archaisms, constitutes an important component of the language, but Juhuri has also been under the influence of Turkic and indigenous Caucasian languages since it arrived in the Caucasus more than a millenium ago. Owing to its unique history as the language of an Iranian Jewish community in the Caucasus, Juhuri exhibits many unusual and typologically rather remarkable characteristics.The book, based on written sources complemented by the author's fieldwork, offers a comprehensive description of the language, each feature illustrated by numerous example sentences, and concludes with sample texts and a full glossary.
This edited collection explores the continuing appeal of nationalism around the world. The authors' ground-breaking research demonstrates the ways in which national priorities and sensibilities frame an extraordinary array of activities, from classroom discussions and social media posts to global policy-making, as well as identifying the value that can come from feeling part of a national community, especially during times of economic uncertainty and social change. They also note how attachments to nation can often generate powerful emotions, happiness and pride as well as anger and frustration, which can be used to mobilize substantial numbers of people into action. Featuring contributions from leading social scientists across a range of disciplines, including sociology, geography, political science, social psychology, media and cultural studies, the book presents a number of case studies covering a range of countries including Russia, Germany, New Zealand, Serbia, Japan, Azerbaijan, Greece and the USA. Everyday Nationhood will appeal to students and scholars of nationalism, globalization and identity across the social sciences as well as those with an interest in understanding the role of nationalism in shaping some of the most pressing political crises- migration, economic protectionism, populism - of the contemporary era.