Inauguration of Imadeddin Nasimi Bust at MGIMO

Inauguration of Imadeddin Nasimi Bust at MGIMO

19 November 2018

November 19th, in the Ivan Tyulin Scientific Library at MGIMO University, during a solemn ceremony, the bust of the exceptional Azerbaijani poet and thinker Imadeddin Nasimi (1369-1417) was unveiled.

MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov greeted the guests together with the Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Chairperson of the MGIMO Alumni Association in Azerbaijan Leyla Aliyeva, and Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu. During his speech, the Rector underlined the key role Nasimi played in the development of art, literature and philosophy of the region. Leyla Aliyeva noted that Nasimi was the creator of one of the first masterpieces of Azerbaijani poetry.

The Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia extended his thanks to MGIMO, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Azerbaijan Youth Association of Russia for organizing the event. He also remarked that it is always a pleasure to come to MGIMO, which is the alma mater of his country’s President, Ilham Aliyev.

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