Life in Baku

July 23, 2010 at 4:22 am Leave a comment

Over a month ago I wrote about the scarcity of foreign workers in Azerbaijan. According to today’s news Azerbaijan’s current labor migration quota is 10,700 people, but only 7,091 foreign citizens worked in 912 companies by 1 July 2010. These foreign workers held citizenship in 87 different countries, including Turkey (3,225 people), the UK (1,350), Georgia (312), India (244), U.S. (198), and Russia (176).

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Apologies for neglecting this blog for so long! I’ve been busy and really unenthusiastic about writing about it. Although i promise to post some pictures from my last two trips to Lerik and Xinaliq!

I have new flatmates. There is a French girl who’s an intern in the French embassy, a German girl and Ph’d student who came to Baku for a seminar, a Swiss guy who’s an intern at an NGO, and starting from yesterday an Italian guy who’s also an intern. We also have guests and couchsurfers often. Last week my friends Dmitry (Moscow) and Isabel (Belgium) visited me. Our flat is really wonderful, genial & gregarious.

Stairs up to Shahidlar Khiyabani (Martyr's Cemetery) in honor of the men, women and children killed on January 20th, 1990 by the Soviet forces.

Watch meykhana on youtube.

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Existential migration Oh yes! I’d love some E. Coli!

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