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The 95th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev was celebrated in Nakhchivan

On May 10, the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov laid flowers at the magnificent monument to the founder and architect of the independent state of Azerbaijan, prominent statesman Heydar Aliyev in the main square of Nakhchivan and commemorated the great leader.

Heads of ministries, committees, chiefs of departments and enterprises, commanders of military units, representatives of science, educational institutions and the public, young people participating in the march "From salvation to Alinjagala", held on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the great leader, laid fresh flowers in front of the monument.

95 years have passed since the birth of national leader Heydar Aliyev, the founder of the independent and powerful Azerbaijan state. The meaningful life of the genius leader whose period of leadership in our country remained in the history like the years of great construction, development, stability and progress, saved his people at hard times, saved Azerbaijan from the threat of destruction, ruin and eradication, was devoted to one purpose - the activity of the people and the Homeland.


“Euronews” released a report on the Momine Khatun Mausoleum


On May 7, Euronews released a 1 minute 30 second-video titled "Momine Khatun Mausoleum - an architectural treasure". The report will be available in 12 languages ​​ two or three times in a day during this week.

The report says that it is time to look up at an impressive structure took in Azerbaijan this week. It is an example of Nakhchivan architecture - the Momine Khatun Mausoleum. It was built in 1186 in honour of Momine Khatun who played an important role in local political life. Architect Ajami Nakhchivani created various decorated facets and his masterpiece became an architectural treasure.

"Today 26 meters high, the mausoleum was originally 9 meters higher, crowned with a dome shaped as a tent," explained reporter Galina Polonskaya, on her visit to the picturesque region and she said Momine Khatun gave wise advice to her husband, the powerful local ruler Shamsaddin Eldaniz. After her death, he ordered the construction of the monument. But he, too, soon passed away and it was their son who made sure that the construction was finished. In total, it took 11 years.


Carpet weaving, our national treasure is also preserved in the autonomous republic

According to the Decree of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev dated 25 November 2016, every year May 5 is celebrated as the "Day of carpet-weaver" in our country.

The history of weaving in Azerbaijan dates back 5-7 thousand years ago. The salt production in Nakhchivan, the use of bags and sacks in the circulation and transportation of salt, indicates the ancient history of weaving art. The development of weaving opened wide opportunities for the creation of carpet weaving. In the works of Herodotus, Klavdi Elian, Ksenofont and other ancient world historians, in the "Kitabi-Dada Gorgud" epic, Nizami Ganjavi's works was given information about Azerbaijani carpets, and this valuable cultural heritage was praised. Our carpets, depicted in the paintings of Azerbaijani and world artists, are one of the most valuable exhibits of world-known museums today.


The Salt Museum will play an important role in promoting Nakhchivan

The Nakhchivan community witnessed an important cultural event last month. The Salt Museum was put into operation in Nakhchivan with the participation of the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. This museum created at the “Duzdagh” hotel according to the Decree of the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis “On establishment of the Nakhchivan Salt Museum” dated September 12, 2017 attract attention by its many important aspects.

Appreciating the establishment of Nakhchivan Salt Museum as an important event on April 25, the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis congratulated the participants and future visitors on this occasion and said: “The history of Nakhchivan is connected with the history of extraction of Nakhchivan salt. In order to study Nakhchivan’s history, firstly, we need to learn the history of Nakhchivan salt. Nakhchivan salt, Duzdagh has been great importance in the formation of Nakhchivan as a city. 5-7 thousand years ago, the precious metals and money were not used in circulation. Taking into account that salt was the only means of circulation at that time, Nakhchivan was built in those areas where the salt was extracted. This allows the conclusion that the formation of the city of Nakhchivan began with the first extract of salt 5-7 thousand years ago in Nakhchivan. Historians from different countries also informed about this.”


The orchestra has started a tour to Nakhchivan

The staff of the Bursa Regional State Symphonic Orchestra is on tour in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. The guests first laid flowers at the monument to national leader Heydar Aliyev in the main square of Nakhchivan and visited the Heydar Aliyev Museum. The Turkish guests were informed about the activities carried out in the direction of promoting the activities of the genius personality, scientific theoretical heritage in the museum.

Then the orchestra staff also got acquainted with "Khan Palace" State Historical-Architectural, Momuna Khatin and in the Open Air Museum Complex. Stone monuments displayed in the open air aroused great interest. During the acquaintance with Momuna khatin tomb, the magnificent monument of Azerbaijan national architecture, one of the pearls of Eastern architecture, the guests were informed that the monument was built in 1186 and was erected by the famous architect Ajami Abubakr Nakhchivani.

While visiting the Khan Palace, the guests were informed that this museum was created considering the role of the Nakhchivan khanate in our national statehood and the maintenance of its territory in Azerbaijan.


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Date: 27-01-2021
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