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Samur-Divichi lowland
Gusar district, Laza village
Minor Caucasus, Murovdag mountain ridge
Major Caucasus, Afurja waterfall
Major Caucasus, Rustov depression
Coast of Caspian Sea
Canyon of Gudialchay river
Nakhchivan AR, Batabat lake
Nakhchivan AR
Shollar lowland, forest
Gudialchay river
Chukhuryurd depression
Nakhchivan AR, Duzdag cave
Mud volcano
Mud volcano’s field
Major Caucasus, Shakhdag-Gizilgaya massif
South-Eastern Shirvan
Kura river


On March 17, a meeting was held dedicated to the Novruz holiday under the chairmanship of academician Ramiz Mammadov.

Having told about the history of the holiday, customs, attributes associated with them, he noted that his story goes back to Zardusht, and that

according to historians his age is more than 3700 years.The name of the holiday means “New day”. The peoples of the East have long celebrating the arrival of spring.

At the end R.Mammadov congratulated the Institute staff on the holiday and wished everyone mutual friendship, respect, and also a sense of satisfaction from their work.

Then, the chairman of the Trade Union committee PhD Habil haqverdiyev made a festive speech. He stressed that Novruz is an awakening of nature, a symbol of moral purity, harmony and peace.

He noted that this holiday is also associated with the beginning of cultivation of the land. According to him, on September 30, 2009 Novruz entered the list of intangible cultural heritage