azerbaijan republic

Eurovision 2017 Top 42 (17. March)

This is a day before Armenia releases its entry, so some shifting may occur.

By semifinal:

Semifinal 1
1. Belgium
2. Finland
3. Sweden
4. Australia
5. Portugal
6. Moldova
7. Azerbaijan
8. Czech Republic
9. Montenegro
10. Cyprus

11. Iceland
12. Poland
13. Latvia
14. Albania
15. Greece
16. Georgia
17. Slovenia

Semifinal 2
1. Belarus
2. Netherlands
3. Austria
4. FYR Macedonia
5. Hungary
6. Bulgaria
7. Estonia
8. San Marino
9. Serbia
10. Denmark

11. Norway
12. Israel
13. Switzerland
14. Romania
15. Croatia
16. Lithuania
17. Russia
18. Ireland
19. Malta



Non-drinkers, substitute with sweets and chocolate. You’ll probably feel just as sick.


USSR in Construction - the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

The following list contains the eleven Soviet republics that formed the USSR in 1936, their date of membership, general information, anthems (post-Stalin as none of the original are available on-line), and links (+) to nation specific tags where you will find more media content from different time periods.

Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1922) +
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1922) +
Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (1922) +
Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (1922) +
Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (1922) +
Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic (1922) +

Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (1924) +
Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic (1924) +
Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic (1929) +
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (1936) +
Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic (1936) +

Location of Iran in Asia 

Iran is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan; with Kazakhstan and Russia across the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. 

Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), Iran is the second-largest nation in the Middle East and the 18th-largest in the world. With 78.4 million inhabitants, Iran is the world’s 17th most populous nation. It is the only country that has both a Caspian Sea and an Indian Ocean coastline. 

Iran has long been of geostrategic importance because of its central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz. (Source, Wkipedia)