Seeking to capitalize on the existing ethnic conflicts, by spring 1918, Bolsheviks inspired and condoned civil warfare in and around Baku. A relatively large number of transnational companies are headquartered in Baku. Baku made a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2020 Summer Olympics,[112] but failed to become a Candidate City both times.[113]. Baku (US: /bɑːˈkuː, ˈbɑːkuː/, UK: /bæˈkuː, ˈbækuː/;[6][7] Azerbaijani: Bakı, Azerbaijani: [bɑˈcɯ] (listen)) is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. But most of all, he wanted Baku, for he was obsessed with oil. The Old City of Baku, also known as the Walled City of Baku, refers to the ancient Baku settlement. The Kars–Tbilisi–Baku railway, which directly connects Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, began to be constructed in 2007 and opened in 2017. This need was so critical – and the vulnerability to problems was felt so keenly in Berlin – that Hitler had directed the German summer-1942 offensive not at Moscow, but at Baku. [77] Baku was chosen to host the Eurovision Dance Contest 2010. [citation needed], Baku is twinned with:[132][133][in chronological order]. This pogrom was known as the September Days. Five months was insufficient for any realistic attempt to extract oil for German use and get it to Germany. [115][116] The move was part of £16 million agreement between Manganese Bronze subsidiary LTI Limited and Baku Taxi Company.[117][118]. Baku is divided into twelve administrative raions and 48 townships. [76] Baku also has many museums such as Baku Museum of Modern Art and Azerbaijan State Museum of History, most notably featuring historical artifacts and art. The Maiden Tower, the Ramana Tower, the Nardaran Fortress, the Shagan Castle, the Mardakan Castle, the Round Castle and also the famous Sabayil Castle on the island of the Bay of Baku was built during this period. The city is growing dynamically and developing at full speed on an east–west axis along the shores of the Caspian Sea. Many clubs that are open until dawn can be found throughout the city. At Baku, there were ten defense zones built around the city to prevent possible German invasion. Germany had very limited oil resources. Baku is long attested under the Perso-Arabic name باکو (Bākū). By 1938, Germany’s total oil supply had risen to approximately 44 million ∴ barrels. [63] In 2003 Baku additionally had 153,400 internally displaced persons and 93,400 refugees.[64][65]. By the end of the 19th century skilled workers and specialists flocked to Baku. Thanks SRG..always been curious...toward the end of that video there is a German general who like rubs his nose and smiles...who is this guy??? They never had a year to get the Maikop fields going again. Baku is the sole metropolis in Azerbaijan. Following the victory of Azerbaijan's representative Eldar & Nigar at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, Baku hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. The Synergy Baku Cycling Project participates in the Tour d'Azerbaïdjan a 2.2 multi-stage bicycle race on the UCI Europe Tour. This Oil was a problem for Germany from the first day of the War. [27] The intensive growth of the population started in the middle of the 19th century when Baku was a small town with a population of about 7,000 people. Vagit Alekperov, President of the leading Russian oil company LUKOIL. Many of the city's landmarks were built during the early 20th century, when architectural elements of the European styles were combined in eclectic style. In March 1797, the tsarist troops left Baku and the city became part of Qajar Iran again. [107][108], First class sporting facilities were built for the indoor games, including the Palace of Hand Games and Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex. Festivals include Baku International Film Festival, Baku International Jazz Festival, Novruz Festival, Gül Bayramı (Flower Festival) and the National Theater Festival. Especially since oil is one of the main factors for invading the USSR in the first place. [33][34] After the massacre, on 28 May 1918, the Azerbaijani faction of the Transcaucasian Sejm proclaimed the independence of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR) in Ganja, thereby becoming the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. However in March 1940 the soviets launched a full scale invasion of northern Iran and took Baku and it's oil fields. MAZI dipllomats worked to develop trade relations with the Balkan countries and to bring the countries in the rgion into the Axis. It has also become the first city hosting the first European Games in 2015.[78]. On 2 September 2010 with the inauguration of National Flag Square, Baku set the world record for tallest flagpole;[72][73] on 24 May 2011, the city of Dushanbe in Tajikistan set a new record with a 3 metres (9.8 feet)-higher flagpole. These projects also caught the attention of international media as notable programmes such as Discovery Channel's Extreme Engineering did pieces focusing in on changes to the city.[87]. It has six facilities: the main cargo terminal, the container terminal, the ferry terminal, the oil terminal, the passenger terminal and the port fleet terminal. The semi-autonomous Persian-ruled[23][24] Baku Khanate was one of these. British forces left before the end of 1919.[37]. The city underwent many major changes. [10][103], Baku has large sections of greenery either preserved by the National Government or designated as green zones. It was constructed to be a major cargo hub in the CIS countries and is actually now one of the biggest and most technically advanced in the region. UEFA Europa League Final 2019 was played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on 29 May 2019 between English sides Chelsea and Arsenal. Following the Nazi-German Pact which allowed Germany to trade for large amounts of oil with the Soviet Union, the British believed that Stalin was an accomplice to Hitler. These Indian traders built the Ateshgah of Baku during 17th–18th centuries; the temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Parsi place of worship. This is the impression one carries away from Baku, and it is certainly true in the environs.[31]. 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On January 11, 1940, the British Embassy in Moscow notified London that demolishing Baku's oil fields would be "a knock-out" for the Soviets. Baku also has several football clubs in the premier and regional leagues, including AZAL and Ravan in Premier League. From the Bronze Age there have been rock carvings discovered near Bayil, and a bronze figure of a small fish discovered in the territory of the Old City. [97][98], Baku also has a thriving International Centre of Mugham, which is located in Baku Boulevard, Gulustan Palace and Buta Palace, one of the principal performing arts centres and music venues in the city.[99]. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Baku embarked on a process of restructuring on a scale unseen in its history. During World War II and the Nazi German invasion of the southwestern Soviet Union, Baku had become of vital strategic importance. The modern Azerbaijani spelling, which has been using the Latin alphabet since 1991, is Bakı; the shift from the Perso-Arabic letter و (ū) to Cyrillic "ы" and, later, Latin "ı" may be compared to that in other Azerbaijani words (e.g. [93][94], 2005 was a landmark in the development of Azerbaijani jazz in the city. Moreover, Baku has numerous libraries, many of which contain vast collections of historic documents from the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Soviet periods, as well as from other civilisations of the past. This included Romania which had fought with the Allies in World War I. Romania was critical because of the vital Ploesti oil fields. [9] Officially, about 25% of all inhabitants of the country live in Baku's metropolitan area. The city frequently came under assault of the Khazars and (starting from the 10th century) the Rus. [71] Many sizable world hotel chains have a presence in the city. The year 1992 signaled the start of a new stage in oil production after the fall in output caused by the profound economic decline in … B-24 attacking Romanian oil fields August 1st 1943. [27], The Russians built the first oil-distilling factory in Balaxani in 1837. [131], Lotfi A. Zadeh, artificial intelligence researcher, founder of fuzzy mathematics, fuzzy set theory, and fuzzy logic. This popular name (Badkubə in modern Azerbaijani script) actually gained currency as a nickname for the city by the 19th century (e.g., it is used in Akinchi, volume 1, issue 1, p. 1), and is also reflected in the city's modern nickname as the "City of Winds" (Azerbaijani: Küləklər şəhəri). By the 15th century, oil for lamps was obtained from hand-dug surface wells. Baku lies on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, alongside the Bay of Baku. After a devastating earthquake struck Shamakhi, the capital of Shirvan, Shirvanshah's court moved to Baku in 1191.[18]. These have led some to suggest the existence of a Bronze Age settlement within the city's territory. [16] Further archeological excavations revealed various prehistoric settlements, native temples, statues and other artifacts within the territory of the modern city and around it. As of 2012[update], the city along with Ganja and Lankaran participates in Earth Hour movement. [25] Zubov had sent 13,000 men to capture Baku, and it was overrun subsequently without any resistance. When then took Maikop it nearly took them a year to get the oilfields running again. Beginning in late 1943 drilling work in Baku was reestablished. The Martyrs' Lane, formerly the Kirov Park, is dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and also to the 137 people killed on Black January. [citation needed], The Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, the main state research organisation in Azerbaijan is locating in Baku as well. Near the city, in Gobustan, Roman inscriptions dating from 84 to 96 CE were discovered. I believe his quote was, "Either I take the oilfields at Maikop and Grozny, or I must put an end to this war". The boulevard contains an amusement park, yacht club, musical fountain, statues and monuments. Standard passed to … The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku ranked as the largest centre for the production of oil industry equipment before World War II. By the end of 1941, hundred of thousands of Azerbaijanis had joined the People's Voluntary Corps. Sustainability has become a key factor in future urban development.[40]. Thus, there were plans drawn up for the British to extensively bomb Soviet Oil Fields near Baku, as that was the oil … Teze Bey is the most popular hamam (traditional bath) in Baku. Later, however, Pavel I ordered the cessation of the campaign and the withdrawal of Russian forces following his predecessor, Catherine the Great's death. The existence of petroleum has been known since the 8th century. We directly support the repository at WW2.ORG, and several other worthwhile projects that add to the historical record. He read about it, talked about it, and knew the history of the world's major oil fields. During the famous March Days, Bolsheviks and Dashnaks seeking to establish control over Baku streets, were faced with armed Azerbaijani groups. Indeed, the city is renowned for its fierce winter snow storms and harsh winds. Had the German forces been able to capture these fields and hold them, Germany’s petroleum worries would have been over. At this time the city was enclosed within the lines of strong walls, which were washed by the sea on one side and protected by a wide trench on land. Shortly after, Azerbaijani forces, with support of the Ottoman Army of Islam led by Nuru Pasha, started their advance onto Baku, eventually capturing the city from the loose coalition of Bolsheviks, Esers, Dashnaks, Mensheviks and British forces under the command of General Lionel Dunsterville on 15 September 1918. Baku has many popular tourist and entertainment spots, such as the downtown Fountains Square, the One and Thousand Nights Beach, Shikhov Beach and Oil Rocks. Baku Metro was opened in November 1967 and includes 3 lines and 25 stations at present; 170 million people used Baku Metro over the past five years. But by the time the XXII Corps moved ahead to Winniki, the Soviets had entered the picture and occupied the fields ahead of them. [8] Baku is located 28 metres (92 ft) below sea level, which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level. Operation Barbarossa, launched in June 1941, failed to achieve Hitler's objective of decisively defeating the Soviet Union in a single campaign. The majority of the Muslims are Shia Muslims, and the Republic of Azerbaijan has the second highest Shia population percentage in the world after Iran. [26] After 1910, the slow depletion of the oil fields began to be apparent. By the early 16th century Baku's wealth and strategic position attracted the focus of its larger neighbours; in the previous two centuries, it was under the rule of the in Iran-centred Kara Koyunlu and Ak Koyunlu. The further etymology is unclear. Gasoline, oil, and other petroleum products were obviously very critical to the highly-mechanized German military – on land, at sea, and in the air. Zoroastrianism, although extinct in the city as well as in the rest of the country by the present time, had a long history in Azerbaijan and the Zoroastrian New Year (Nowruz) continues to be the main holiday in the city as well as in the rest of Azerbaijan. It should be emphasized that in addition to petroleum products and refining equipment, Lend-Lease's oil component included deliveries of drilling rigs and other oilfield equipment: casings; tubings; portable collapsible pipelines; instrumentation devices; and tanker ships, tank cars, and tank trucks. 10. This makes for an interesting read. 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Since about 1921, the city was headed by Baku City Executive Committee, commonly known in Russian as Bakgorispolkom. The majority of the light annual precipitation occurs in seasons other than summer, but none of these seasons is particularly wet. Garry Kasparov, chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion. According to the Lonely Planet's ranking, Baku is also among the world's top ten destinations for urban nightlife.[10]. The city's second largest stadium, Tofiq Bahramov Stadium hosts a number of domestic and international competitions and was the main sport centre of the city for a long period until the construction of Baku Olympic Stadium. In the spring of 1796, by Catherine II's order, General Valerian Zubov's troops started a large campaign against Qajar Persia. Mikayil Mushfig, Bakuvian poet and victim of the Stalinist purges. Picture Alliance, Getty Images. Kerim Kerimov, one of the founders of the Soviet space program. [14] It was built sometime during the 12th–14th centuries. Уралочка, Ямамай и ЦЗ. These will serve the new bus complex as well as the international airport. The smallest of the Russian oil fields at Maikop was captured in August 1942, and it was expected that the two remaining fields and refineries in Grozny and Baku also would fall into German hands. [17], Baku was the realm of the Shirvanshahs during the 8th century AD. [46][47], Until 1988, Baku had very large Russian, Armenian, and Jewish populations which contributed to cultural diversity and added in various ways (music, literature, architecture and progressive outlook) to Baku's history. It is adjacent to the newly built International Centre of Mugham and the musical fountain. Winter snow storms are occasional; snow usually melts within a few days after each snowfall. In the vicinity of the city there are a number of mud volcanoes (Keyraki, Bogkh-bogkha, Lokbatan and others) and salt lakes (Boyukshor, Khodasan and so on). [79][80] International and local exhibitions are presented at the Baku Expo Centre. [19] In 1604 Baku fortress was destroyed by Shah Abbas I (r. 1588-1629). The city's radio stations include: Ictimai Radio, Radio Antenn, Burc FM, Avto FM, ASAN Radio and Lider FM Jazz. You are at a gateway to WWII discussion, research, exploration, & analysis. An industrial area of oil refineries, better known as Black Town, was established near Baku by the early 1880s.[30]. Baku is noted for being a focal point for traders from all across the world during the Early modern period, commerce was active and the area was prosperous. Muslim Magomayev, one of the most famous singers of the USSR. In the 10th century, the Arabian traveler, Marudee, reported that both white and black oil were being extracted naturally from Baku. [102], In the Lonely Planet "1000 Ultimate Experiences", Baku placed 8th among the top 10 party cities in the world. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev returned several synagogues and a Jewish college, nationalised by the Soviets, to the Jewish community. 2, 2010 / LEND-LEASE OIL DIMENSION, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Overall Soviet fuel (note: not oil) production increased in this time period, after all. In 1917, after the October Revolution and amidst the turmoil of World War I and the breakup of the Russian Empire, Baku came under the control of the Baku Commune, which was led by veteran Bolshevik Stepan Shahumyan. Azerbaijan in World War II Objective Baku Hitler Battle for Oil National Geographic Azerbaijan The Heydar Aliyev International Airport is the only commercial airport serving Baku. An estimated 3,000–12,000 Azerbaijanis were killed in their own capital. The Azerbaijanis suffered defeat by the united forces of Baku Soviet and were massacred by Dashnak teams in what was called March Days. As a result, Baku played a great role in many branches of Soviet life. The main movie theatre is Azerbaijan Cinema. This is largely because of its northerly latitude and the fact that it is located on a peninsula on the shore of the Caspian Sea. Join in if you dare! [11] In recent years, Baku has become an important venue for international events. The majority of Azerbaijan's media companies (including television, newspaper and radio, such as, Azad Azerbaijan TV, Ictimai TV, Lider TV and Region TV) are headquartered in Baku. Early Arabic sources also refer to the city as Bākuh and Bākuya,[12] all of which seem to come from a Persian name. The World War II Battle of Stalingrad was fought to determine who would have control of the Baku oil fields. [123] The completed branch will connect Baku with Tbilisi in Georgia, and from there trains will continue to Akhalkalaki, and Kars in Turkey. [121][122], Baku Railway Station is the terminus for national and international rail links to the city. [50], Today the vast majority of the population of Baku are ethnic Azerbaijanis (more than 90%). Shortly after this, Baku was proclaimed the new capital of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. The original structure was built sometime during the 12th–14th centuries and was reconstructed in 1881. [83] Baku has an original and unique appearance, earning it a reputation as the 'Paris of the East'. Of this total, domestic crude oil production accounted for only 3.8 million barrels while 60 percent (roughly 28 million barrels) of German oil was imported from overseas where the United States controlled the lion’s share of … [68] By the 15th century, oil for lamps was obtained from hand-dug surface wells. Baku is also featured in the video game Battlefield 4.[100]. Under Communism, the Soviets took over the majority of Jewish property in Baku and Kuba. Agha Mikayil Hamam was constructed in the 18th century by Haji Agha Mikayil on Kichik Gala Street in the Old City (Icherisheher). The fall of the Ak Koyunlu brought the city immediately into the sphere of the newly formed Iranian Safavid dynasty, led by king (shah) Ismail I (r. 1501–1524). Baku, an oil field in present day Azerbaijan, was actively sending fuels to Germany prior to the war. However, the sealing off of a number of wells turned out to be a tragedy. The baku fields were atleast 5 times bigger than the oil fields at Ploesti. Physicist Lev Landau, studied at the Baku State University, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1962. Between the 12th and 14th centuries, massive fortifications were undertaken in Baku and the surrounding towns. From 1922 to 1930, Baku was the venue for one of the major Trade fairs of the Soviet Union, serving as a commercial bridgehead to Iran and the Middle East.[38]. The first was the 2016 European Grand Prix, with the track going around the old city. [125] The commuter ferries, along with the high-speed catamaran Seabus (Deniz Avtobusu), also form the main connection between the city and the Absheron peninsula. The original Baku fields on the west shore of the Capsian were sabotaged by the Soviets themselves as they left the area in anticipation of the Nazis actually getting to the fields as they did at Maikop and Grozny. This section is picturesque, with its maze of narrow alleys and ancient buildings: the cobbled streets past the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, two caravansaries, the baths and the Juma Mosque (which used to house the Azerbaijan National Carpet and Arts Museum but is now a mosque again). Modern oil fields of Azerbaijan. Despite the setbacks of the previous year, Hitler wanted to go on the offensive. Publicly run kindergartens and elementary schools (years 1 through 11) are operated by local wards or municipal offices. 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