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Film on the Khojaly Tragedy premieres at the world-famous Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles

February 22, 2017 - On February 21, 2017 a documentary film highlighting the 1992 Khojaly Massacre premiered at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. This is the first documentary dedicated to the Khojaly Tragedy in the United States. The Khojaly Massacre was committed by the armed forces of Armenia against the Azerbaijani civilians on February 26, 1992 in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. Called “the largest massacre in the conflict” between Armenia and Azerbaijan by the Human Rights......

U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas issues a proclamation on the 1992 Khojaly Massacre against Azerbaijan

February 21, 2017 - On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre, which was committed by Armenia’s armed forces against the Azerbaijani civilians in 1992, U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas from California issued a proclamation, honoring the victims of the tragedy and condemning this atrocity. Sent to the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles, the proclamation reads: “On February 25-26, 1992, the people of Khojaly and the country of Azerbaijan were subjected to a massacre, resul......

Azerbaijan presented at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show

February 20, 2017 - Azerbaijan’s tourism potential was presented at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show held on February 18-19, 2017. Attended by over 30,000 visitors, the Show is the largest travel event in the United States. Sponsored and organized by the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles, the Azerbaijan booth, titled “Azerbaijan: Everlasting Heritage, Inspirational Harmony,” offered the attendees substantial information about Azerbaijan, its ancient history and culture, steady deve......

Azerbaijani heroes remembered in Los Angeles

January 20, 2017 - On January 18, 2017, Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles hosted an event titled “Stories of Heroism: Serving Your Nation with Courage & Honor”, in cooperation with the Azerbaijani community in California. Opening the event, Azerbaijan’s Consul General Nasimi Aghayev informed the attendees about Azerbaijan’s ‘Black January’ tragedy of 1990. He said: “On January 20, 1990, Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku was invaded by 26,000 Soviet troops, which, at the order of Mikhail Gorbachev and his Politburo, stormed the city and began shooting indiscriminately into the peaceful demonstrators. Hundreds of civilians were killed, including children, women and elderly; people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, both Muslim, Christian and Jewish. And a thousand were wounded.” “The pretext was a massive popular uprising in the capital, calling for Azerbaijan's independence from USSR: proof that the Soviet authorities were presiding over a collapsing empire, and that Azerbaijan was leading ......

Azerbaijani composer Fikret Amirov remembered in Los Angeles

January 16, 2017 - Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles hosted on January 13, 2017 an event dedicated to famous Azerbaijani composer Fikret Amirov (1922-84). Members of the “Save a Heart” Foundation of the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles attended the event. Opening the event, Azerbaijan’s Consul General Nasimi Aghayev informed the guests about the composer’s life and immortal works. Aghayev noted that with his music Amirov enriched not only the Azerbaijani musi......

Sister-city relationship between Lankaran, Azerbaijan and Monterey, CA discussed

December 30, 2016 - The City of Monterey in California has enjoyed a robust sister-city relationship with the City of Lankaran in Azerbaijan since 2011. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the partnership. In order to discuss the opportunities for further expansion of this friendship, the Economic and Cultural Affairs officer of Azerbaijan's Consulate General in Los Angeles Ramin Aliyev visited Monterey on December 26-28, at the invitation of the City of Monterey.During the visit, Ramin Aliye......

DVD set of Azerbaijan films released in Los Angeles

December 22, 2016 - Initiated and supported by Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles, a DVD set of five documentary films on Azerbaijan has been released in Los Angeles, with a title "Pearls of Azerbaijan: Five Films Showcasing a Dynamic Country at the Heart of Eurasia".Produced in Los Angeles this year, the documentaries provide information about Azerbaijan’s rich and colorful culture, history, traditions, beautiful nature and tourism opportunities; they highlight the steady development......

Charity event hosted in Los Angeles in memory of Azerbaijan’s National Leader Heydar Aliyev

December 11, 2016 - A charity event dedicated to the memory of Azerbaijan’s National Leader Heydar Aliyev (May 10, 1923 - Dec. 12, 2003) was held in Los Angeles on December 9, 2016, on the eve of the National Leader’s 13th death anniversary. During the event, many homeless  persons were provided hot meals. Initiated and supported by the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles, the event was held at the Los Angeles Mission (LAM), which is one of the largest service providers to the homeles......

“Seven Beauties” ballet of Azerbaijan screened in Los Angeles

November 7, 2016 - Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles hosted on November 4, 2016 a screening of the Azerbaijani ballet “Seven Beauties”. Screened was the version of the ballet, which had been performed to great acclaim in October 2014 by San Diego Ballet in San Diego – California’s second largest city - to a crowd of 3,000. This 2014 premiere of the ballet took place with the support of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angele......

Azerbaijan’s model of multiculturalism discussed in Los Angeles

November 6, 2016 - The Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills (TEBH) hosted an event on Azerbaijan on November 3, 2016. Co-hosted by the American Jewish Committee’s Los Angeles Regional Office (AJC-LA), the event was attended by the members of TEBH. TEBH is one of Southern California's premier Reform Jewish congregations and synagogues, serving West and Greater Los Angeles.  At the invitation of both institutions, Consul General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles Nasimi Aghayev spoke at the event. Opening th......
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