Mirror Reflections – Azerbaijan & Russia

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Life in Azerbaijan

This fertile, generous and friendly land was and is the home of many inspired thinkers, philosophers, scientists, poets, architects, musicians and artists. There is a legend tells that Zardusht was born in this land. Azerbaijan has enriched all humankind with such geniuses as Nizami Ganjevi, Hagani Shirvani, Bahmanyar, Nasimi, Fizuli, Nasreddin Tusi, Shah Ismail Xatai, Mullah Paneh Vagif, A. Bakikhanov, M.F. Axudov, M.A. Sabir, J.Mamedguluzade, Huseyn Javid, J.Jabarli, Samed Vurgun, Aliaga Vahid, Rasul Rza.

The country of Azerbaijan was immortalized by such talented painters as Sattar Bahlulzade, Tahir Salahov, Togrul Narimanbeyov, Mikayil Abdullayev and many others.

The Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center designed by Zaha Hadid an international acclaimed architect now standing proudly in Azerbaijan will influence generations to come with it’s fluid design inspiring the younger generations to build this thriving and wonderful country.

To learn more about this wonderful country.

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Life in Russia

Russian culture has a long history and tradition and Russians are very proud of it. Russians consider themselves as a well-educated nation. They read a lot, books are cheap, and one can afford to buy 5-10 books a month without serious damage to a family budget. Russians are also big fond of live performances at theatres and since tickets are affordable (prices in cinemas and theatres are comparable), they enjoy attending theatres: opera, musical, ballet, drama…WomenRussia reports.

Usually every city has a few theatres. The theatre culture was developed during the Soviet times when tickets were sold through schools and enterprises: cities were divided into areas and there was a theatre agent responsible for each particular area. The agent would bring tickets for distribution to every enterprise and school in his area and the person responsible for “culture sector” would organize collective visit to the theatre. I think it was an excellent system since people had the opportunity to attend theatres from the early age, starting from attending performances in a Muppet theatre, then moving to the Youth Drama Theatre, then to Drama, Musical and Opera, according to their age. Also attending performances in a company is always much more fun, which contributed to the popularity of theatres. This is how most Russian people have developed their taste for live performances…………….

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