The smallest of the Russian oil fields at Maikop was captured in August 1942, and it was expected that the two remaining fields and refineries in Grozny and Baku also would fall into German hands. The Wehrmacht's drive into the Caucasus in August 1942 seemed unstoppable, and taking the oil cities of Maikop, Grozny, and Baku would have solved one of Germany's most serious strategic problems. Four out of five Soviet aircraft, tanks and trucks used in World War II ran on fuel produced in Baku refineries from oil extracted in the Baku oil fields. Baku remained as an integral part of his empire and the successive Iranian dynasties to come for the next centuries, until the irrevocable cession in the first half of the 19th century. On January 11, 1940, the British Embassy in Moscow notified London that demolishing Baku's oil fields would be "a knock-out" for the Soviets. [35] The newly independent Azerbaijani republic, being unable to defend the independence of the country on their own, asked the Ottoman Empire for military support in accordance with clause 4 of the treaty between the two countries. However, the sealing off of a number of wells turned out to be a tragedy. He read about it, talked about it, and knew the history of the world's major oil fields. In 2007 the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, was opened. Baku is the sole metropolis in Azerbaijan. Beginning in late 1943 drilling work in Baku was reestablished. Discussion in 'Eastern Europe' started by Class of '42, Apr 5, 2020. During Soviet rule, the city was spelled in Cyrillic as "Бакы" in Azerbaijani (while the Russian spelling was and still is "Баку", Bakú). During the next and final bout of hostilities between the two, the Russo-Persian War of 1826–1828, Baku was briefly recaptured by the Iranians. However, unlike many other cities with such climate features, Baku does not see extremely hot summers and substantial sunshine hours. The construction was planned to take place in three stages and to be completed by 2016. It has six facilities: the main cargo terminal, the container terminal, the ferry terminal, the oil terminal, the passenger terminal and the port fleet terminal. Tofiq Bahramov, a Soviet footballer and football referee from Azerbaijan. Large-scale oil exploration started in 1872 when Russian imperial authorities auctioned the parcels of oil-rich land around Baku to private investors. Baku is the seat of the Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of Azerbaijan. His successor, king Tahmasp I (r. 1524–1576), completely removed the Shirvanshahs from power, and made Baku a part of the Shirvan province. This is largely because of its northerly latitude and the fact that it is located on a peninsula on the shore of the Caspian Sea. The old town core also has dozens of small mosques, often without any particular sign to distinguish them as such. [27], The Russians built the first oil-distilling factory in Balaxani in 1837. However in March 1940 the soviets launched a full scale invasion of northern Iran and took Baku and it's oil fields. This included Romania which had fought with the Allies in World War I. Romania was critical because of the vital Ploesti oil fields. Welcome to the WWII Forums! [109][110] Since 2011 the city annually hosts WTA tennis event called Baku Cup.[111]. [citation needed], Baku is twinned with:[132][133][in chronological order]. By 1938, Germany’s total oil supply had risen to approximately 44 million ∴ barrels. Most of the walls and towers, strengthened after the Russian conquest in 1806, survived. One of the more prominent institutions headquartered in Baku is the International Bank of Azerbaijan, which employs over 1,000 people. More complete information about the Rothschild oil company that instigated the Armenian Genocide: The Rothschilds owned (since 1884) the The Caspian and Black Sea Petroleum Company, which extracted oil from fields near Baku, in Azerbaijan, and shipped it over the Caucasus by rail to Batumi in FSR Georgia, thence to their refinery in Fiume (a port city now called Rijeka) on the Adriatic. [46][47], Until 1988, Baku had very large Russian, Armenian, and Jewish populations which contributed to cultural diversity and added in various ways (music, literature, architecture and progressive outlook) to Baku's history. [85], There are a number of ancient hamams in Baku dating back to the 12th, 14th and 18th centuries. [62], Baku has been a cosmopolitan city at certain times during its history, meaning ethnic Azerbaijanis did not constitute the majority of population. On 13 June 1796, a Russian flotilla entered Baku Bay, and a garrison of Russian troops was placed inside the city. [114] The city's three main football clubs are Neftchi Baku, Inter Baku and Qarabağ FK of whom first has eight Premier League titles making Neftchi the most successful Azerbaijani football club. So the Germans would have had to move the oil the gasoline refineries or build gasoline refineries near Baku. The Oil Commandos, however, ran into difficulties of their own. This The Ottomans briefly gained control over Baku as a result of the Ottoman-Safavid War of 1578–1590; by 1607, it was again put under Iranian control. The city's past as a Soviet industrial centre left it one of the most polluted cities in the world, as of 2008[update]. The original structure was built sometime during the 12th–14th centuries and was reconstructed in 1881. Local rail transport includes the Baku Funicular and the Baku Metro, a rapid-transit system notable for its art, murals, mosaics and ornate chandeliers. During the famous March Days, Bolsheviks and Dashnaks seeking to establish control over Baku streets, were faced with armed Azerbaijani groups. It was built in 1886 in the centre of Baku and in 2003 it was fully restored and modernised. Baku Metro was opened in November 1967 and includes 3 lines and 25 stations at present; 170 million people used Baku Metro over the past five years. This need was so critical – and the vulnerability to problems was felt so keenly in Berlin – that Hitler had directed the German summer-1942 offensive not at Moscow, but at Baku. – г. Баку, "The History of Oil in Azerbaijan by Natig Aliyev", "Which foreign banks has Azerbaijan capital been trusted in? Ismail I laid siege to Baku in 1501 and captured it; he allowed the Shirvanshahs to remain in power, under Safavid suzerainty. [130], Baku State University, the first established university in Azerbaijan was opened in 1919 by the government of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. The first was the 2016 European Grand Prix, with the track going around the old city. The city, however, continues to lack a green belt development as economic activity pours into the capital, resulting in massive housing projects along the suburbs.[104]. Clubs with an eastern flavour provide special treats from the cuisine of Azerbaijan along with local music. Another and even less probable folk etymology explains the name as deriving from Baghkuy, meaning "God's town". However, the German Army's closest approach to Baku was no closer than some 530 kilometres (329 miles) northwest of Baku in November 1942, falling far short of the city's capture before being driven back during the Soviet Operation Little Saturn in mid-December 1942. By the early 16th century Baku's wealth and strategic position attracted the focus of its larger neighbours; in the previous two centuries, it was under the rule of the in Iran-centred Kara Koyunlu and Ak Koyunlu. 2, 2010 / LEND-LEASE OIL DIMENSION, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. [76] Baku also has many museums such as Baku Museum of Modern Art and Azerbaijan State Museum of History, most notably featuring historical artifacts and art. [115][116] The move was part of £16 million agreement between Manganese Bronze subsidiary LTI Limited and Baku Taxi Company.[117][118]. Operation Edelweiss, named after the mountain flower, was a German plan to gain control over the Caucasus and capture the oil fields of Baku during the Soviet-German War.The operation was authorised by Hitler on 23 July 1942. Following the Nazi-German Pact which allowed Germany to trade for large amounts of oil with the Soviet Union, the British believed that Stalin was an accomplice to Hitler. The city is growing dynamically and developing at full speed on an east–west axis along the shores of the Caspian Sea. Добро пожаловать в бакинский ад! Baku (US: /bɑːˈkuː, ˈbɑːkuː/, UK: /bæˈkuː, ˈbækuː/;[6][7] Azerbaijani: Bakı, Azerbaijani: [bɑˈcɯ] (listen)) is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Today, Baku is divided into 12 rayonlar (sub-rayons) (administrative districts) and 5 settlements of city type. [119] In 2008, the Chief of Baku Metro, Taghi Ahmadov, announced plans to construct 41 new stations over the next 17 years. This makes for an interesting read. Baku is also featured in the video game Battlefield 4.[100]. Germany had very limited oil resources. The city frequently came under assault of the Khazars and (starting from the 10th century) the Rus. [71] Many sizable world hotel chains have a presence in the city. Later, however, Pavel I ordered the cessation of the campaign and the withdrawal of Russian forces following his predecessor, Catherine the Great's death. Baku lies on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, alongside the Bay of Baku. Standard Oil promised to supply the fuel. 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Here's the video: I believe his quote was, "Either I take the oilfields at Maikop and Grozny, or I must put an end to this war". 1927, Standard Oil and IG Farben founded the company „Standard IG Farben“; president was the oil dealer William Farish from Texas. Late modern and postmodern architecture began to appear in the early 2000s. B-24 attacking Romanian oil fields August 1st 1943. An estimated 3,000–12,000 Azerbaijanis were killed in their own capital. The Soviets retook it on 29 January 1943. [27] The intensive growth of the population started in the middle of the 19th century when Baku was a small town with a population of about 7,000 people. The port's throughput capacity reaches 15 million tonness of liquid bulk and up to 10 million tons of dry cargoes. On 2 September 2010 with the inauguration of National Flag Square, Baku set the world record for tallest flagpole;[72][73] on 24 May 2011, the city of Dushanbe in Tajikistan set a new record with a 3 metres (9.8 feet)-higher flagpole. [129] There are also several smaller military airbases near Baku, such as Baku Kala Air Base, intended for private aircraft, helicopters and charters. Baku was the major oil city of the Soviet Union. The Synergy Baku Cycling Project participates in the Tour d'Azerbaïdjan a 2.2 multi-stage bicycle race on the UCI Europe Tour. The city is the scientific, cultural, and industrial centre of Azerbaijan. Mstislav Rostropovich, Grammy Award–winning cellist. [48][49] In the vicinity of the city there are a number of mud volcanoes (Keyraki, Bogkh-bogkha, Lokbatan and others) and salt lakes (Boyukshor, Khodasan and so on). For Baku supplied 80% of the petrol, 90% of its naphtha and 96% of its lubricants to the Soviet Union war machine. [97][98], Baku also has a thriving International Centre of Mugham, which is located in Baku Boulevard, Gulustan Palace and Buta Palace, one of the principal performing arts centres and music venues in the city.[99]. Winter snow storms are occasional; snow usually melts within a few days after each snowfall. In 2003, UNESCO placed the Inner City on the List of World Heritage in Danger, citing damage from a November 2000 earthquake, poor conservation as well as "dubious" restoration efforts. 10. Hitler's decision to launch a campaign at the Caucasus region in the south of the front was influenced by faulty information fed to him by his economic advisers: they t… I'd forgotten about the cake though, I think its amazing! [citation needed], According to the Ministry of Healthcare, healthcare facilities in Baku are "highly developed compared with the regions and doctors are waiting to work there, The regions, meanwhile, lack both doctors and clinics providing specialized medical treatment." When then took Maikop it nearly took them a year to get the oilfields running again. Agha Mikayil Hamam was constructed in the 18th century by Haji Agha Mikayil on Kichik Gala Street in the Old City (Icherisheher). From the late 18th century, Imperial Russia switched to a more aggressive geopolitical stance towards its two neighbours and rivals to the south, namely Iran and the Ottoman Empire. Baku's vicinities feature Yanar Dag, an ever-blazing spot of natural gas. The intercity buses and metro use this type of card-based fare-payment system. [107][108], First class sporting facilities were built for the indoor games, including the Palace of Hand Games and Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex. The Old City of Baku, also known as the Walled City of Baku, refers to the ancient Baku settlement. This section is picturesque, with its maze of narrow alleys and ancient buildings: the cobbled streets past the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, two caravansaries, the baths and the Juma Mosque (which used to house the Azerbaijan National Carpet and Arts Museum but is now a mosque again). Vagit Alekperov, President of the leading Russian oil company LUKOIL. The films The World Is Not Enough and The Diamond Arm are set in the city, while Amphibian Man includes several scenes filmed in Old City. Renovation has begun on seven of the original 11 synagogues, including the Gilah synagogue, built in 1896, and the large Kruei Synagogue. Overall Soviet fuel (note: not oil) production increased in this time period, after all. Robert M. Citino. Together with Baku Party Committee (known as the Baksovet), it developed the economic significance of the Caspian metropolis. Zoroastrianism, although extinct in the city as well as in the rest of the country by the present time, had a long history in Azerbaijan and the Zoroastrian New Year (Nowruz) continues to be the main holiday in the city as well as in the rest of Azerbaijan. [39] Thousands of buildings from the Soviet period were demolished to make way for a green belt on its shores; parks and gardens were built on the land reclaimed by filling up the beaches of the Baku Bay. Fountain and Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall, View of Baku taken from the International Space Station, Capitals of European states and territories, Rise of the Shirvanshahs and the Safavid era, Downfall of the Safavids and the Khanate of Baku, Russo-Persian Wars and Iran's forced ceding, Russia and Iran, 1780-1828By Muriel Atkin, Page 16-20, Azerbaijan: The status of Armenians, Russians, Jews and other minorities, report, 1993, INS Resource Informacion Center, p.10. [26] They never had a year to get the Maikop fields going again. 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[124], Sea transport is vital for Baku, as the city is practically surrounded by the Caspian Sea to the east. [77] Baku was chosen to host the Eurovision Dance Contest 2010. [123] The completed branch will connect Baku with Tbilisi in Georgia, and from there trains will continue to Akhalkalaki, and Kars in Turkey. Five months was insufficient for any realistic attempt to extract oil for German use and get it to Germany. Between 1856 and 1910 Baku's population grew at a faster rate than that of London, Paris or New York. The city is listed 48th in the 2011 list of the most expensive cities in the world conducted by the Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Restaurants range from luxurious and expensive to ordinary and affordable. Shortly after this, Baku was proclaimed the new capital of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. Around 100,000 years ago, the territory of modern Baku and Absheron was savanna with rich flora and fauna. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev returned several synagogues and a Jewish college, nationalised by the Soviets, to the Jewish community. Headed by General William Thomson, British troops of 5,000 soldiers, including parts of Dunsterforce, arrived in Baku on 17 November. By 1900 the city had more than 3,000 oil wells, of which 2,000 were producing oil at industrial levels. Welcome to WWII Forums! Indeed, the city is renowned for its fierce winter snow storms and harsh winds. A popular etymology[13] in the 19th century considered it to be derived from Persian بادکوبه (Bâd-kube, meaning "wind-pounded city", a compound of bād, "wind", and kube, which is rooted in the verb کوبیدن kubidan, "to pound", thus referring to a place where wind would be strong and pounding,[14] as is the case of Baku, which is known to experience fierce winter snow storms and harsh winds). [50], Today the vast majority of the population of Baku are ethnic Azerbaijanis (more than 90%). Why Germany Really Lost World War II. [106] Baku is also to host the fourth edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017. Religious minorities include Russian Orthodox Christians, Catholic Levantines, Georgian Orthodox Christians, Lutherans, Ashkenazi Jews and Sufi Muslims. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1216575328530181, Cracking Hitler's Atlantic Wall, the 1st Assault Brigade Royal Engineers on D-Day, Oil of Russia : www.oilru.com : No. [102], In the Lonely Planet "1000 Ultimate Experiences", Baku placed 8th among the top 10 party cities in the world. Towards the end of the 20th century much of the onshore petroleum had been exhausted, and drilling had extended into the sea offshore. (See also Azerbaijani alphabet.). Muslim Magomayev, one of the most famous singers of the USSR. Among Baku's cultural venues are Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall, Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. After 1991 when Azerbaijan gained independence from the Soviet Union, the fall of communism led to the development of a number of private institutions, including Qafqaz University and Khazar University which are considered the most prestigious academic institutions. [citation needed], The Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, the main state research organisation in Azerbaijan is locating in Baku as well. By the beginning of the 20th century, half of the oil sold in international markets was being extracted in Baku. Throughout history the transport system of Baku used the now-defunct horsecars, trams and narrow gauge railways. )", "Monument in Dakar, on which "City Baku" was written in Russian and "City Dakar" in French", "Embassy of Azerbaijan Republic in Italy", "Sister Cities: Baku and Houston. The largest universities according to the student population are Baku State University and Azerbaijan State Economic University. In the post-WWII period, a few more universities were established such as Azerbaijan Technical University, Azerbaijan University of Languages and the Azerbaijan Architecture and Construction University. At the beginning of 2009, Baku's urban population was estimated at just over two million people. Baku is noted for being a focal point for traders from all across the world during the Early modern period, commerce was active and the area was prosperous. It has been home to legendary jazz musicians like Vagif Mustafazadeh, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Rafig Babayev and Rain Sultanov. As a result, five new oil and gas fields were discovered and huge oil refinery construction projects were undertaken, including the first pipe line between Kuybishev and Buturslan was built that same year. [91][92], In recent years, the success of Azerbaijani performers such as AySel, Farid Mammadov, Sabina Babayeva, Safura and Elnur Hüseynov in the Eurovision Song Contest has boosted the profile of Baku's music scene, prompting international attention. [84] Baku joined UNESCO's Network of Creative Cities as a Design City on 31 October 2019 on the occasion of World Cities' Day. The largest sport hub in the city is Baku Olympic Stadium with 68,700 seating capacity whose construction was completed in 2015. [74] A few years later, the Flag Pole was dismantled and the National Flag Square was closed off with fences. The daily mean temperature in July and August averages 26.4 °C (79.5 °F), and there is very little rainfall during that season. [125] The commuter ferries, along with the high-speed catamaran Seabus (Deniz Avtobusu), also form the main connection between the city and the Absheron peninsula. Drilling for oil began in the mid-1800s, with the first oil well drilled in the Bibi-Heybat suburb of Baku in 1846. At Baku, there were ten defense zones built around the city to prevent possible German invasion. Mikayil Mushfig, Bakuvian poet and victim of the Stalinist purges. The Martyrs' Lane, formerly the Kirov Park, is dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and also to the 137 people killed on Black January. Early Arabic sources also refer to the city as Bākuh and Bākuya,[12] all of which seem to come from a Persian name. Western-style clubs target younger, more energetic crowds. British forces left before the end of 1919.[37]. There are some other faiths practised among the different ethnic groups within the country. The park is popular with dog-walkers and joggers, and is convenient for tourists. Baku is home to restaurants catering to every cuisine and occasion. Winter is cool and occasionally wet, with the daily mean temperature in January and February averaging 4.3 °C (39.7 °F). When Baku was occupied by the Russian troops during the war of 1804–13, nearly the entire population of some 8,000 people was ethnic Tat. This popular name (Badkubə in modern Azerbaijani script) actually gained currency as a nickname for the city by the 19th century (e.g., it is used in Akinchi, volume 1, issue 1, p. 1), and is also reflected in the city's modern nickname as the "City of Winds" (Azerbaijani: Küləklər şəhəri). Fifty years before the battle, Baku produced half of the world's oil supply.[69]. Thus, there were plans drawn up for the British to extensively bomb Soviet Oil Fields near Baku, as that was the oil … Bank and Standard Oil made a secret pact aimed at bringing Hitler to power in order to conquer the Oil of Baku. Festivals include Baku International Film Festival, Baku International Jazz Festival, Novruz Festival, Gül Bayramı (Flower Festival) and the National Theater Festival. As a result, Baku played a great role in many branches of Soviet life. [21] By 1730, the situation had deteriorated for the Russians; the successes of Nader Shah (r. 1736–1747) forced them to make an agreement near Ganja on 10 March 1735, ceding the city and all other conquered territories in the Caucasus back to Iran. [126], Baku Port was founded in 1902 and claims to be the largest Caspian Sea port. The fall of the Ak Koyunlu brought the city immediately into the sphere of the newly formed Iranian Safavid dynasty, led by king (shah) Ismail I (r. 1501–1524). On 28 April 1920, the 11th Red Army invaded Baku and reinstalled the Bolsheviks, making Baku the capital of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. [75] Its Nizami Street and also the Neftchilar Avenue are among the most expensive streets in the world. 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