Журнал "Литературный Азербайджан"
The issues of the period after Azerbaijan gained independence tend to review the majority of key principles of Soviet literature study and discuss artificial and excessively politicised critical evaluations characteristic to the latter. The journal has served to make the works of such brilliant modern Azerbaijani writers as Ismayil Shikhly, Isa Husseynov, Akram Ilisly, Anar Elchin, Ramiz Rovshan, Afag Masoud, Sarah Nasirova and Chingiz Husseynov available to Russian-speaking readers. Also, the works of such most talented mother-tongue-Russian writers as Maksoud Ibrahimbekov, Rustam Ibrahimbekov, Natig Rasoulzadeh, Chingiz Abdullayev and Anar Asimov have been introduced to the reader.
Because of the unstable political and social situation in Azerbaijan for the last several years the journal hasn’t been released on a steady periodical basis and has encountered a significant decrease in circulation. However, since 1998 governmental support has provide an opportunity for the journal to restore regular publication and increase its circulation. This support comes from a realisation of the importance of the Russian language as a means for the propagation of Azerbaijani cultural achievements and broadening the journal’s coverage to include politics, the economy and ecological problems encountered by the country.
The journal has been edited by novelists Imran Kasumov and Ivan Tretiakov for the period from 1953 to 1991. From 1991 up to present it has been released under the editorship of poet Mansour Vekilov.