World marks Day of Baku Residents
Today Azerbaijani diasporas around the globe celebrate the Day of Baku Residents.
This holiday doesn't have official status yet. Its celebrated since just couple of years ago.
However it quickly gained popularity, and today people who were born in Baku congratulate each other on social networks and forums, wishing health and prosperity.
Because of its intermittent periods of great prosperity as well as being the largest city in the Caucasus and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse in the Soviet Union, Baku prides itself on having produced a disproportionate number of notable figures in the sciences, arts and other fields.
Some of the houses they resided in display commemorative plaques.
Some of the many prestigious residents include: Academy Award winners Rustam Ibrahimbeyov and Vladimir Menshov, one of the founders and head of the Soviet space program Kerim Kerimov, Nobel Prize winner and physicist Lev Landau and famous musicians such as Gara Garayev, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Muslim Magomayev, Vagif Mustafazadeh and Alim Qasimov. World-famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was born and raised in Baku, as was world-famous chess player, Garry Kasparov.