An ancient state with a five-thousand-year history, the birthplace of the “Shamakhand queen” from Pushkin’s fairy tale “The Golden Cockerel”, the place where Noah lived out his last days and where his tomb is located, the country that served as a prototype of Persia in the poetry of Sergei Yesenin, is Azerbaijan. When asked when to relax in Azerbaijan, local residents unequivocally answer: from the beginning of summer to mid-autumn. At this time, dry, warm weather sets in, and rains are very rare.
One of the Caucasian republics of the former Soviet Union, Azerbaijan is not frozen in the past, although there are enough historical monuments here. The country changes so much every year that people who have been here several years ago do not recognize it. Significant changes are especially noticeable in its capital, the city of Baku. Continue reading