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Central Scientific Library celebrated 70th anniversary of People’s artist Rasim Balayev


ANAS Central Scientific Library and CenterInformationCentercelebrated the 70th anniversary of People’s artist Rasim Balayev. Officials from the Ministry of Culture, ANAS, Azerbaijan State Culture and Arts, Azerbaijan State Academic Drama Theatre, “Veyseloglu” group of companies, prominent figures of culture and art, actors’ art friends, relatives, artists fromTurkey, media representatives took part in the event called “Rasim Balayev. The image of the hero in national memory”.

Welcoming the participants of the event, the director of the Central Scientific Library Leyla Imanova said that, books, magazines, dissertations belonging to “Rasim Balayev” category, as well as the films, interviews and programs with participation of Rasim Balayev have been included in the National Digital Database of the Central Scientific Library and presented to users. Imanova noted that, as information producer-the Central Scientific Library, along with theWikipediaMethodologicalCenterattached to the Library, Gorgud Wiki-volunteer group, Shams translation services has edited Rasim Balayev's page in the Azerbaijani Wikipedia and created Rasim Balayev's wiki-page in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Georgian-language Wikipedia, thus the gap in the information space has been partially eliminated. At the same time, a film dedicated to Rasim Balayev was prepared by the Central Scientific Library and posted on its Youtube channel. In her speech, Imanova spoke about Beyrek, Babek, Nasimi figures created by such luminaries as Anar, Tofig Taghizade, Eldar Guliyev, Anvar Mammadkhanli, Hasan Seyidbayli, Isa Huseynov, Ramiz Hasanoglu with participation of Rasim Balayev, the impact of yesterday's heroic images on the younger generation, restoration of Azerbaijani films become into film classics, the creation of a unique cyber-image with the consideration of the peculiarities of the younger generation's information perception, that incorporated the decent Azerbaijani characters such as Nasimi, Beyrek, Babek, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Javid, who passed through the centuries-old personality of the young generation.

After the presentation of the lecturer of Performing talk Chair of the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art, ex-student of Rasim Balayev Alizaman Ilknur, a video of the Central Scientific Library called “Rasim Balayev. The image of the hero in national memory”, reflecting the life and creativity of the People's Artist was demonstrated at the event. Representative of the Ministry of Culture Elshad Aliyev spoke about actor’s creativity. Congratulating the anniversary on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, Aliyev wished the actor good health and success.

Then the performances and speeches of art and culture figures were listened at the event. People’s artists-Nureddin Mehdikhanli, Haji Ismayilov, Azer Pasha Nemetov, Honored art workers-poet Baba Vaziroglu, film director Sheikh Abdul Mahmudov, Honored artists- Deputy Director of Istanbul City Municipal Theater Malahat Abbasova, composer-singer Gasim Khalilov, Otkem Isgandarov, actor of the Musical Drama Theatre Nadir Khasiyev shared their opinions on bright lines of Rasim Balayev’s personality and creativity. Mugham performers- Zabit Nabizadeh, Teyyub Aslanov, Honored artist Elnare, Abdullayeva, winner of Mugham contest Abgul Mirzeliyev, singer Elbrus Nifteliyev, composer-singer Gasim Khalilov touched upon the event with marvelous examples of Azerbaijani music. Fellow students of People’s artist Vagif Asadov, Elmi Mizeliyev recalled interesting and pleasant memories about the actor. Vice-president of the Veyseloglu group of companies Ilgar Nuri celebrated Rasim Balayev on his anniversary.

At the end, People’s artist Rasim Balayev shared heartfelt words, specially thanked and expressed his respect to the Central Scientific Library and all art friends, as well as event participants.

Note that, e-resource titled “Rasim Balayev” has already been presented to the Library users.