Powerful Pipes and Pipelines: Can Eurovision Burnish Azerbaijan’s Image? – Spiegel Online – Zeitgeist

Azerbaijan, the largest country in the Caucasus region, won the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Saturday night. The next event in 2012 will bring an often forgotten country, which has seen its fortunes rise in recent years due to its plentiful natural resources, into the spotlight — as well as its human rights blemishes and democratic deficiencies.

Read the whole article at Spiegel online: Can Eurovision Burnish Azerbaijan’s Image?

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