Aaron in Azerbaijan

Just another blog about Azerbaijan.

It’s Like a War of the Worlds, But Not

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I’m really glad that the video for this CNN report managed to capture the reference to War of the Worlds and the Orson Welles radio broadcast.  I also like that we can make that reference and paint Russia as the invading Martians, seeking to destroy the world.  Sometimes, after seeing what the Soviet legacy has left behind here in Azerbaijan, I really do feel that Martians came and invaded the Caucasus. This sounds rough:

“People were in panic,” she said. “Some people started getting dressed to flee to Tbilisi. People wondered where they should hide their children.”


Written by Aaron

March 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm

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  1. I have been asked to do some cross-cultural training with a group of high school students who will be traveling to Azerbaijan and then to Armenia shortly. I was curious if you could email me any particularly challenging cultural issues you have run up against or a bad cultural faux pas you have committed. And any general advice for Americans in Azerbaijan. Thanks!!


    March 16, 2010 at 4:13 pm

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