December 22, 2014

A musical evening devoted to the 200th anniversary of great Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov takes place at the Heydar Aliyev Center

A musical evening devoted to the literary and artistic creativity of Mikhail Lermontov took place within the framework of the events associated with the 200th anniversary of the eminent poet at the Heydar Aliyev Center, December 22.


Azerbaijan’s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, Vice-president of the Foundation Leyla Aliyeva and Arzu Aliyeva attended the event.

Mehriban Aliyeva, Leyla Aliyeva, Arzu Aliyeva and President of “Lermontov Legacy” Association Mikhail Lermontov first acquainted themselves with an exhibition arranged in connection with the 200th  jubilee of the poet.

Leyla Aliyeva delivered a speech in the official part of the event.


Speaking later, Mikhail Lermontov underscored that the poet’s memorable works were created in the Caucasus, and expressed pleasure of the respect shown toward the poet’s creativity. He thanked the initiator and organizers of the event.

Then works associated with the poet’s creativity, fragments from movies and poems were presented to the audience by persons of culture and art of Azerbaijan and Russia, accompanied by the Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra named after Uzeir Hajibeyli and the Azerbaijan State Coir. The event was finalized by a world premiere of the work “Angel”.

After the event, Mehriban Aliyeva met well-known persons of art Pierre Sheremetyev, Huguette Sheremetyeva and Colette Tolstoy, who attended the event. The guests thanked Mehriban Aliyeva for the organization of an event associated with the 200th anniversary of Lermontov.