The Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan held a conference on the topic "Heydar Aliyev`s heritage on the Internet" (based on the materials of the portal

On April 30, 2012, there was held a conference on the topic "Heydar Aliyev`s heritage on the Internet (based on the materials of the portal in the building of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.

Before the conference, the members of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and Heydar Aliyev Heritage Research Center visited the Cemetery of the Honorees and laid a wreath at the tomb of the national leader of Azerbaijan of Heydar Aliyev.

The conference was opened by the first vice-president of the Academy of Sciences, academician Arif Hashimov. Touching upon the importance of the conference held on the eve of the 89th anniversary of the national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev, A.Hashimov noted the symbolic meaning of its organization namely in the Academy of Sciences. The speaker said that the post-independence activity of the Academy is associated with the name of Heydar Aliyev. He highly appreciated the multilateral activities of the Academic Center.

The Director-General of Heydar Aliyev Heritage Research Center Fuad Babayev informed that the Center was founded 8 years ago, on May 10, 2004, on the day of the 81st anniversary of the national leader. Noting that the comprehensive political portrayal of Heydar Aliyev is a responsible and impossible job, F.Babayev emphasized that the most comprehensive impression about the national leader has been created by his own works such as his speeches, statements, letters. The speaker also underlined that Heydar Aliyev`s personality attracts great interest not only in Azerbaijan and the post-Soviet space, but also all over the world. The idea of the foundation of the Center`s portal was the result of that interest.

The Center`s portal on the address is the largest electronic resource engaged in the promotion of the heritage of the national leader. The portal is enriched with new materials and ideas every day. On portal we tried to cover all the spheres of Heydar Aliyev`s activity, including his foreign and domestic policy, economy, oil strategy, culture, youth policy, army building, interviews, the fight against international terrorism, diaspora, return to big politics. To help the readers find materials easily, categories and subcategories were created.

F.Babayev underlined that they have always felt the constant attention and support of the authorities in their activities. Within the frame of his visits to provinces, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev got acquainted with the work of the regional offices of the Center in Gabala and Gobustan, gave his advices and recommendations.

According to the Director-General, the 8-year-old Center is a valuable source on the recent history of Azerbaijan. It is also proven by the dynamics of the number of readers visiting the site. Only last year, hundreds of thousands of readers entered the portal and got acquainted with about 2 million documents. The recent data show that 63% of the portal users consists of well-known scientific centers of the world, 15% of decision-making state agencies, 10% of world`s influential mass media, 3% of transnational companies, while the remaining 12% of other institutions.

F.Babayev brought to the attention of the participants that the readers have the opportunity to become familiar with Heydar Aliyev`s heritage in 50 languages through the Center`s portal. These languages cover the absolute majority of the world nations.

He stressed out that the readers from more than 200 countries have entered the portal so far. In 2011, the portal was visited by the readers from 185 countries of the world. The representatives of 80-100 countries get acquainted with the portal daily. Among daily visitors are the readers from the United States, Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Turkey, and Iran.

The next speaker, the corresponding member of the Academy, director of the Institute of History Yagub Mahmudov noted the significance and use of the work done by the Center. He further spoke about importance of the future cooperation of the Center with the institutes of the Academy.

The corresponding member of the Academy Asaf Hajiyev also noted the necessity of the activity of the portal and told his memories about the great leader Heydar Aliyev.

The chief scientific adviser of the Center academician Asaf Nadirov spoke about the 8-year development of Heydar Aliyev Heritage Research Center. He emphasized the readiness of the Center for cooperation with all scientific institutions.