Aaron in Azerbaijan

Just another blog about Azerbaijan.

A Couple Photoessays

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Jonathan Makiri has a few photoessays up at Eurasianet that feature Baku, regarding Azerbaijan’s religious and oil situations.  I think it’s fair to say that both of the articles, whether they know it or not, very strongly reinforce the idea that Azerbaijan’s government here is really high on this idea of stability.  Whether it’s coming from religious movements, democracy movements, or any sort of social change model, the goal is always stability.  With that might come a bit of repression.  With oil and gas under our feet, it’s really in Azerbaijan’s interests to keep everyone on an even keel so that the money keeps flowing from oil companies and development money comes in from other nations.  Unfortunately, it’s not really in the interests of the people who want to go to a mosque to pray, or who want to live in reasonable conditions.


Written by Aaron

March 23, 2010 at 8:18 am

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  1. […] leave a comment » And it’s located here.  It’s Jonathan Makiri’s blog, Finding the Grey.  Apparently he’s been living in Turkey for almost a year and has recently embarked on a trip through the Caucasus, which proudly poses for his photographs.  I bring this up because he’s the guy who brought us great photessays from Eurasianet.  We discussed those here. […]

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