Azerbaijani president awards Russian scientist (UPDATE)
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 1 / Trend /
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev awarded Rudolf Nikolaevich Ivanov "Dostlug" (Friendship) Order for his merits in strengthening cultural tiesbetween Azerbaijan and Russia, AzerTaj news agency reported on July 1.
Rudolf Ivanov is a famous Russian historian-Caucasian, author of books about Azerbaijan's famous military leaders, veteran of the Great Patriotic War, Professor, Academician of the International Informatization Academy, member of the Union of Journalists and Writers of Russia, Honorary Citizen of the Khunzakh of Dagestan, Honorary Doctor of the History Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and Honorary Doctor of the Nakhchivan State University of Azerbaijan.
Professor Rudolf Ivanov is the author of 23 books and over 200 articles, including works on the history of imperialist Russia and the Caucasus, as well as books about the history of the Caucasian nations, heroic feats of the Caucasian peoples' representatives and their role in the protection and prosperity of the Russian Empire.
His book "In Name of Soviet Union" is a historical monograph about Azerbaijani Military Jamshid Nakhchivanski. The book narrates the tragic fate of the last general of the legendary Khan dynasty of Nakhchivan, hero of imperialist war, the military, who has become a victim of Stalinist repression. The author of the book describes the brightest events in the life of the Azerbaijani people's great son who was thrice arrested with a false charge (1920,1931 and 1938) and twice sentenced to shooting. Ivanov could find papers in the archives which shows a shooting sentence on Jamshid Nakhchivanski was annulled by Stalin's order and changed with exile.