Azerbaijan is one of the 15 republics that had once formed Soviet Union and that became independent states in 1991. This country is located in the South Caucasus mountains and on the Caspian sea, bordering with Iran, Russia, Georgia, and Armenia. Majority of the population here is ethnic Azeris, second largest ethnic group still being Russians even though a large number of ethnic Russians left the country as the Soviet Union was nearing its collapse.
Photo Documentary / Photo Journal Story by Russian photojournalistPetr Antonov (Hits: 26139)
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