People’s life in Baku.
Advantages and disadvantages, advantages, pluses and minuses of life in Azerbaijan, reviews. How people live in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan & mdash; one of the few countries where you can feel the taste of our childhood, of course there is a view of the childhood of people born in the USSR, in Azerbaijan black caviar on the table is a common thing, people think that did not happen in this country, the Azerbaijanis themselves say that caviar Azerbaijan is in every house, if it’s at home & hellip; chief of fish inspection! & raquo ;.
Baku is the largest city in the Caucasus and the largest port on the Caspian Sea.
Population of Baku.
In Baku, there are 1.2 million people living in the agglomeration, up to 3 million, but if you ask the local people, they will answer that there are 6 million people living in the city. The word Baku denotes “the city of God or the place of God”, which is associated with the burning fountains of oil and gas, another theory that Baku got its name from the Persian bad cube – blown by the wind, modern scientists is questioned, as it distorts the ancient form writing a word. The symbol of the city of Baku is the Maiden Tower, here many will find an analogy with the proud Istanbul, the name of the Maiden Tower is consistent with the tragic legend because of unrequited love and suicide by the means of jumping from the top of the tower to the sea, approximately the same tragic legend is associated with the Deviche Tower in Istanbul .
Weather and climate in Baku.
Baku has a mild continental and semidesert climate with dry summers, cool winters and low precipitation. In winter, snow falls here, and in summer there is a drought. Temperatures in the summer often reach 30 degrees Celsius, in winter temperatures around 5 degrees Celsius.
Tourists come to Baku to see the Shirvanshahs palace and the neighboring Maiden Tower in the historical center of Baku – Icheri-Shekher and some other places of interest, including fortresses and mosques, but today we will rather talk about where and where the Baku residents live , and how they live. They live in different ways, but in general Baku – the city by Azerbaijani standards is very expensive, the level of local prices is several times higher than the national average. Many people think that Baku is the birthplace of Aliyev, but in fact Aliyev is from Nakhichevan, and the majority of Baku’s population are different kinds of settlers and refugees, including Nakhichevan, whom Aliyev was very sympathetic and did a lot to improve life people and even to the detriment of the indigenous people of Baku. Like any other Asian country, Azerbaijan can boast of clan and family interests, Aliyevs have the most influential clan in the country that will unite relatives and close associates to the family. There is no one to complain about life in Baku or all of Azerbaijan, since everyone you are going to complain to is somehow connected to the government, often family ties. People from provincial areas think that it’s better to live in Baku, while the Bakuis themselves believe that their life is not sugar and they want to move to live in Russia, based on the stories of acquaintances. But in order to succeed abroad, a person needs to be very active and enterprising, although this inheritance is inherent in Azerbaijanis, therefore Azerbaijanis do not disappear anywhere. In Azerbaijan itself, the attitude to the so-called active personalities is not an unambiguous one, an active person often means a cunning person or a decent person who can put personal material benefits above the traditions and norms of behavior that have developed in Azerbaijan. As such, entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan is not developed, most people work for the state, Azerbaijan is very similar to Belarus, so all the initiative people have long left for Russia.
Baku has very strict supervision, tourists are faced with the fact that they are approached by people in uniform and ask not to take photos, then there will be a question about registration at the police station, registration is even provided for tourists who arrived in Baku even for one day, that speaks about the highest level of corruption, although such a rule officially applies only to those who are in Azerbaijan for more than 30 days.
Oil is located throughout the territory of Azerbaijan, try to shovel a shovel into the ground in any place and a black fountain will start to beat from there. The so-called rocking chairs are not only in the center of Baku, some simple people have their own oil wells where rockers are standing and mining is gradually getting black gold.
Economy and work in Baku.
The economy of the city is based on international trade, oil refining, chemical industry, machine building, food, textile industry, Baku is the largest industrial and economic center of Transcaucasia.
Tourism in Baku.
Today Baku is also the most expensive city for traveling in the expanses of the former USSR. Among the monuments of historical architecture can be identified: the Old City, the Baku Fortress, the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, the street of N. Rafibeyli or the Passage, the Mukhtarov Palace, the architecture on Nizami Street, on the Neftyanikov Avenue is very interesting, a very good place for a walk – the Baku Boulevard or the embankment. Among the modern architecture can be identified buildings Flame Towers, Azure Complex, Baku White City Office Building, stunning innovative forms of the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, but despite the large number of petrodollars in Baku, they have not built a single skyscraper.
Azerbaijan is an amazing country in which unique climatic conditions that could please very developed agriculture, however, human activity has crossed out all these advantages, turned Azerbaijan into a continuous ecological catastrophe. Oil in Azerbaijan was discovered many centuries ago, in the days of the USSR, and after independence, Azerbaijan naturally built its economy on the extraction of black gold, all other areas of the economy are in desolation. Record GDP growth in recent decades is again due to rising oil prices, look at Ukraine or another country in Eastern Europe, it would seem, also good conditions, but GDP growth is minimal compared to countries where there is oil.
The government of Azerbaijan, against the backdrop of a sharp drop in oil prices, plans to keep education and healthcare costs stable in 2016-2019, while spending on culture, art and sports is cut by 30%. At the same time, at least 70% of state employees & ndash; about 550,000 people are engaged in these areas. If, with an oil price of more than $ 100, the country’s budget revenues are much higher than costs, but at a price of $ 40, the situation begins to come to a standstill, and if prices continue to hold at such a critical level, then probably the budget of Azerbaijan will not survive, similar the situation develops in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, where the majority of the local population is employed in the public sector, which is subsidized by the oil industry, or rather, revenues and taxes derived from exports.
Russian language in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan is not one of the many republics of the former USSR, where the attitude towards the Russian language is especially warm, if in Ukraine almost all Russian schools after the collapse of the USSR were destroyed despite the prevailing Russian-speaking population, in Azerbaijan to the Russian language is completely different attitude, the number of Russian schools has not diminished, the Russian language itself is considered as the most promising for study, along with English, since it can help in the future life, next to it is a prosperous and powerful neighbor in the person of Rossiysk Federation. In times of independence, more than two million Azerbaijanis left their country, most of them now live in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev.
On the one hand, Azerbaijan is proud of its former leader Aliyev, who until the last defended the socialist aspirations, but in practice it turns out that Azerbaijan today is no different from other eastern republics of the former USSR, where oil was found, those who are involved in oil production live as pati-shahs, all the rest live very modestly, however, the same applies to Ukraine, where there is no oil, but there are oligarchs who seized industrial enterprises inherited from the USSR. Despite its socialist aspirations, Azerbaijan, which tried to preserve all the best from the USSR and did not try to dissociate itself from its older brother – Russia, like Ukraine and Georgia, the country is the most vivid example of capitalism and dependence on geographical factors and energy resources.
Foreign policy of Azerbaijan. One nation is two states. Turkey and Azerbaijan.
The times of the USSR in Azerbaijan are remembered with respect, the country has turned into an industrial power, the population has been provided with education, medicine and social services, the standard of living has significantly increased. Today, Azerbaijan is on the political side as if on the side of Turkey, the Azerbaijanis call themselves a single people with the Turks, “One People – Two States”. In addition, Azerbaijan is considered the best friend of the United States, due to this and not particularly warm relations with Russia, we can talk a lot about difficult relations with neighboring Armenia. Armenians and Azerbaijanis follow each other’s successes with unconcealed interest, a similar situation has recently developed between Russia and Ukraine.
Baku is a Potemkin village.
Everyone who travels from Aliyev airport to Baku city noticed that the route is surrounded on both sides by a three-meter concrete fence decorated with oriental motifs, taxi drivers will tell you that it is made for noise isolation so that residents of nearby houses do not suffer from traffic noise, but if you can climb over such a fence, you will see a completely different Azerbaijan, which is still in ruined condition. Baku is built up by skyscrapers for the future, since there is no one else to settle in, no such number of firms or tenants to pull such prices, skyscrapers are quarreled, but the light in them does not burn.
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People’s life in Baku.