20 Years in the South Caucasus - Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus

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The Foundation's years of work and important contributions, as shared by our long-term partners and friends from Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

Photo on the cover: Shahidlyar Khiyabany (Alley of Martyrs), Baku, 2015. Photo by Sevil Huseynova

A Tool Of Propaganda: Thirty Years Of Memory Politics In Independent Azerbaijan

The article analyses the main trends of the memory politics in contemporary Azerbaijan. The author focuses on the specifics of the memorialisation of the events and heroes of the 'First Republic' (1918-1920); the events of January 1990 as the most important site of memory; the personality cult of the previous president Heydar Aliyev; and the memory politics with regard to the Karabakh conflict, including the commemoration of the Second Karabakh War (autumn 2020) unfolding in front of our eyes.
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ცხოვრება მანგანუმის ქალაქში | Living in the city of manganese - Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus

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Living in the city of manganese

The Chiatura manganese reserves have been one of the most strategic natural resources of the country since the Soviet period. The life of the small town of Chiatura and the surrounding villages entirely depends on manganese mining. At the same time, current practices of manganese extraction and processing are linked to drastic environmental and social impacts, abandoned and disappearing villages.

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