The presentation of “Garabag legends” was held
On the 19th of April in the conference hall of the Central Scientific Library of ANAS the presentation of the publication “Garabag legends” was held which had the propagandistic character and was a collaborative project of the Scientific and Methodological Center on Culture Studies of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan and ANAS Institute of Folklore. The chief of the department of Scientific-Methodical Centre Culture Mazahir Garayev told about the importance of the meeting.
Director of the Institute Folklore, corresponding member of ANAS Mukhtar Imanov told in his speech that the publication of the “Garabag legends” would be the next stimulation to the further works in this direction. The idea of the project “Garabag legends” is the expression of love to human and the praise of the human power. It is the main part of a great project. M.K. Imanov also told that till nowadays the book with 9 volumes called “Garabag: folklore is also a history” had been completed with the rich folklore examples collected from the memories of our people from the Garabag region and he also mentioned about the significance of the publication, which reflected a rich folkloric environment history and ethnography of Garabag stories and tales of our compatriots, living in this region.
Also speaking on ties of Institute of Folklore with Methodological Center on Culture Studies of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of AR M.Imanov noted that, within cooperation are carried out a number of events.
The next speaker was Director of the Center, Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science Asif Usubaliyev who noted that, the first issue, aimed at preventing the development of Armenian politics of our national and cultural models was devoted to the historical past of the Azerbaijani people. He thanked to the director of the Institute of Folklore Mukhtar Imanov for the preparation of the publication.
The compiler of the publication the chief of the department “Collecting and systematizing of folklore” Ilkin Rustamzade noted that the materials for the publication were collected during folklore trips during 2012-2015 years.
The painter Ilgar Mehdiyev said that all pictures in the publication were painted according to the legends.
During the event was signed a memorandum of cooperation and understanding between the Scientific and Methodological Center and National Museum of Azerbaijan History of ANAS.
Director of the National Museum of Azerbaijan History of ANAS, Academician Naila Velikhanli and the Director of the Center, Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science Asif Usubaliyev signed the cooperation memorandum.
Director of the National Museum of Azerbaijan History of ANAS, academician Naila Velikhanli spoke about the significance of the new publication, and noted the importance of its distribution in foreign languages.
In conclusion Academician N. Velikhanli, corresponding member of ANAS, Mukhtar Imanov, author of editions Ilkin Rustamzade and artist Ilgar Mehdiyev were awarded by honorary diplomas of the Scientific and Methodological Center.