Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi /The 208th Jubilee celebration of the great Russian poet, A. S. Pushkin , was held by the Azerbaijani Democratic Reform Party of the Baku Slavan University, Azerbaijani News informational agency and the Azerbaijani Academy of Music in the Slavan University on the 6th of June.
The celebration began with the opening of an exhibition, dedicated to the poet's life and work.
Kamal Abdulla , the Rector of the Baku Slavan University, Vasilii Istratov , the Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan, Asim Mollazadeh, the chairman of the Democratic Reform Party of Azerbaijan, MP Mikhail Zabelin , the head of the Russian Community of Azerbaijan, Valerii Yenin , the head of the RAMN RIA News's Azerbaijani branch and Farhad Badalbayli , the Rector of the Baku Academy of Music spoke about the life and work of the poet and about the poet's ties with Azerbaijan and Caucasus.
The anniversary celebration of the poet was held in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan 108 years ago and now it has become a well known tradition
Azerbaijan is one of the countries amongst the post Soviet nations, where the monument of the poet was erected after the collapse of the U.S.S.R.
The celebration was ended by the fiction programme.