‘The Hero of Socialist Labor’, deputy of the Supreme Soviet, three-time awardee of the USSR's highest award ‘the Lenin Medal’, and the Medal of the October Revolution and the medal of honour... During the Soviet era, she was known for these accomplishments. However, before introducing her name, and listing all of her honors, everyone knows that all these are about the chairman of the ‘kolxoz” - (a collective farm) named after Lenin in Agdam - Khuraman Abbasova. After Azerbaijan gained its independence, she remained with her headscarf in everyone's memory. This headscarf became the symbol of the Karabakh war ...
The Story of the Headscarf - A Symbol of The Karabakh War
On August 2 Seymur Hazi and Nigar Yagublu got married. Nothing unusual, although at 34 and 28 respectively, the groom and the bride are not young for Azerbaijan’s average marriage age. But then neither Hazi nor Yagublu are a regular couple nor was the wedding venue a conventional one.
The Yagublus Family
Experts on education believe that the level of illiteracy among young Azerbaijanis is largely linked to their families’ financial difficulties.
When I Grow Up, I’ll go to School
In socially conservative Azerbaijan, most families prefer that their mothers, wives and daughters seek medical care from female gynecologists.
Azerbaijan: Attitudes Are Changing Towards Male Gynecologists
Doctors say that women often consult the gynecologist when couples have trouble conceiving, but men rarely seek medical treatment.