The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) has made a video on the occasion of May 28 – Republic Day.
The video reads the Declaration of Independence adopted by the Azerbaijan National Congress on May 28, 1918, with the background music “National march” by Uzeyir Hajibeyli:
1.Starting from now on, Azerbaijan embracing the area of the South-Western Transcaucasia shall exist as an independent state.
2. The Democratic Republic should constitute the form of government in independent Azerbaijan.
3. The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan intends to establish friendly relationships with all nations, particularly the neighboring nations and states.
4. The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan guarantees civil rights to all the citizens residing within its borders irrespective of nationality, religious confession, class affiliation, estate, and gender.
5. The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan creates broad possibilities for independent development to all ethnic groups residing within its territory.
6. Unless the Constituent Assembly is convened, Azerbaijan shall be governed by the National Council elected by the people and the Provisional Government answerable to the National Council.
Hasan bey Aghayev, Fatali khan Khoyski, Nasib bay Yusifbayli, Jamo bey Hajinski, Shafi bey Rustambayli, Nariman bey Narimanbeyov, Javad Malik-Yeganov, Mustafa Mahmudov signed the Declaration.
On May 28, Azerbaijan celebrates the Republic Day.
The 1917 Russian Revolution put an end to the rule of the Romanovs and saw the collapse of the Russian Empire. Shortly after that, on May 28, 1918, patriotic leaders in Azerbaijan founded the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan.
The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan was the first democratic republic in the East. It was a parliamentary state, had a flag, an anthem, and an army.
The Republic Day is celebrated as a state holiday on May 28 since 1990.
Football superstar and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo showed a fantastic skill with football to send his fans into a frenzy.
Juve on Tuesday shared a short video on their official Twitter handle showing Ronaldo flaunting his superior skills. The 35-year old former Manchester United and Real Madrid star forward is seen tossing a football effortlessly into thin air to score a basket.
The ever-expressive Ronaldo pumped his fists after that effort as the post read: ” Facile facile, @cristiano.”
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with nearly 100 passengers on board crashed in Karachi on Friday afternoon, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
Reportedly, the PIA plane Airbus 320 was traveling from Lahore and crashed near Model Colony in Karachi just before the landing at the Jinnah International Airport.
Sources said that the Karachi-bound PIA plane was carrying 99 passengers and 8 crew members when it crashed due to a technical fault.
They said that it was a residential area wherein the plane fell, and it also resulted in damages to a few houses.
The Minister of Defense Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and the leadership of the ministry have participated in the opening of the new military units, and inspected facilities being under construction in the frontline zone.
An inspection of the headquarters buildings, soldier’s barracks, canteens, medical points, sports towns, parade grounds, and storage facilities for military equipment was held.
It was reported that buildings that have IP protection and IP video surveillance systems, fire alarm systems, and internal communications are fully provided with furniture and equipment. İdeological premises, briefing rooms, conference halls, and other office premises were transferred for use in headquarters buildings.
The buildings of residence halls built on the territory of military units are also equipped with furniture and equipment. The working, amenity, and other office premises were also transferred to use. The building has fire protection and an internal communication system.
Medical points of the military units are equipped with modern medical equipment.
Spacious canteens built to provide a comfortable and quality meal are equipped with the necessary equipment.
In the food warehouses that have been built in military units, there are refrigerators and other premises for storing food products, and in warehouses, there are premises for storing property. Landscaping lanes were laid on the territory, various tree species and ornamental shrubs were planted, asphalt was laid on the roads, a gas pipeline, and high-voltage power lines were set off.
It should be pointed out that 90 percent of the construction, reconstruction, and repair work carried out at the military facilities of the Azerbaijan Army was completed, and in the coming years, it is planned to complete the whole work.
It was noted that construction of residence halls intended for servicemen and their families is ongoing, and under the instruction of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, work in this sphere would continue to be carried out in the future.
The Minister of Defense, inquiring about the progress of construction work, gave relevant instructions for its high quality and timely completion.
Azerbaijan Army’s Large-Scale Operational-Tactical Exercises continue, according to the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan.
During the exercises, the troops were redeployed to the operational areas at nighttime.
The troops have fulfilled assigned training-combat missions.
Azerbaijan Army’s Large-Scale Operational-Tactical Exercises continue, Report informs, citing the Defense Ministry.
The troops and command posts were redeployed to operational areas. Frontal and army aviation was transferred to reserve airfields, rocket and artillery troops were deployed to the reserve firing and starting positions.
Minister of Defense Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has heard the reports of commanders of the types of troops, commanders of Army Corps, and relevant officers on the decision-making process. The Minister gave proper instructions concerning the control of soldiers participating in the exercises, Report says, citing the Defense Ministry.
The forces and means involved in the exercises have taken positions on the terrain. Control points were deployed in the area of responsibility, missile, and anti-aircraft artillery systems took reserve firing and starting positions.
Azerbaijani Minister of Defense Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and the leadership of the ministry, who are in the frontline zone as part of the large-scale operational-tactical exercises, have visited the Command Control Post deployed in the terrain in the field conditions.
After inspecting the organization of the troops’ combat activity, the minister visited the operations management groups, logistics, combat control, artillery, reconnaissance, air defense, and control of other forces and gave relevant instructions in connection with the activities of staffs.
Then, the ministry leadership inspected the combat capability of military equipment of the military units stationed in the frontline zone. The Colonel-General watched the leading positions of the armed forces of Armenia and gave relevant instructions.
The minister inquired about the service and living conditions of servicemen who are on combat duty on the front line and talked to them at the tea table.
The large-scale exercises conducted with the involvement of various types of troops are continuing, Report says, citing Defense Ministry.
According to the exercise concept, tank units provide fire support during the operations. After reaching the fixed points, the groups fulfill the tasks of preparing for the next stage of the exercises.
During the operational-tactical exercises of the Azerbaijani army, the tasks of the withdrawal of troops to the areas of combat mission at night were fulfilled, the Defense Ministry reported Tuesday.
During the night and in conditions of reduced visibility, the troops carried out a battle-march on time, route and tasks assigned.
The world has been marking May 18 as the International Museums Day since 1977. The goal is to show how museums are essential for society.
Report has explored Azerbaijan Railway Museum recently. Such a museum has been established in Azerbaijan for the first time, and it will be diverting for those showing interest in railway transport.
History of Azerbaijan Railway Museum
On July 26, 1926, the first electric trains moved to Sabunchu and Surakhani districts of Baku. Upon President Ilham Aliyev’s order dated January 22, 2018, the Baku-Sabunchu passenger railway was reconstructed. Sabunchu Railway station was rebuilt, and Azerbaijan Railway Museum was created in that historic building.
What does the Museum offer the visitors?
The Museum has three exhibition halls. In the first hall, there are exhibited photo and video materials, exciting exponents, railway, and train models reflecting the railway’s history in the 19th century. The second entry shows the development process of the railway during the 20th century. The third hall presents models of railway trains and mockup passengers belonging to different periods.
The Museum provides information about the role of the railway in the WW1 and WW2.
Access to the train in the hall was closed with glass. The restored model of the famous railway line is visible behind the lens. The gallery has two mockups and two movie halls about the railway: one of them demonstrates feature film, the other – documentary films.
There is also a souvenir shop in the Museum. The historical map of the Transcaucasian railway is one of the rare exponents of the Museum. The main hall of the Museum demonstrates the uniforms of railwaymen from 1885 to 1964.
According to the Large-Scale Operational-Tactical Exercises plan, the troops, command posts, combat, and reserve units that put on alert are moving to the areas of responsibility, Report says, citing Defense Ministry.
The troops’ redeployment is implemented covertly and operationally, according to the demands of their organization. The commandant service regulates all movements of military personnel and military equipment.
Under the “Plan for coordination of the troops of Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan military garrison for the 2020 academic year”, unit and battery commanders and their deputies were involved in training-methodical sessions.
In order to achieve a unified method of training in the units of the Nakhchivan Garrison Troops, officers were trained on significant subjects tactically, Report says.
The officers watched important episodes of model pieces of training of combat units, personnel, and fire control.
The sessions highlighted the commanders’ roles in maintaining the high moral and psychological state of the staff on the battlefield.
The State Security Service of Azerbaijan has taken measures to stop illegal actions casting a shadow on the activities of authorities, some officials, who, in the name of their interests, harm the state’s legally protected interests in the protection of monuments considered as cultural and historical heritage of the Azerbaijani people.
More to follow…
Service members visited the veterans of the Great Patriotic War on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory over fascism, Report says, citing Defense Ministry.
Service members have conveyed the Defense Minister’s congratulations to war veterans and, on behalf of the ministry, handed them postcards, a bouquet, and a one-time monetary reward.
The soloists of the Army Ideological and Cultural Center named after Hazi Aslanov performed patriotic war songs for the war veterans, who were visited personally. War veterans expressed gratitude to the country’s leadership and the Defense Ministry for their constant attention and care.