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Heydar Aliyev

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Nakhchivan’s autonomy has been the historical event. It has been the result of a big struggle in the difficult period.

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No thinking man in this day can fail to recognise that one cannot properly evaluate an historical period without considering economic conditions. But much more one-sided is the view which maintains that all history is merely the result of economic conditions, under whose influence all other life phenomena have received form and imprint.
There are thousands of events in history which cannot be explained by purely economic reasons, or by them alone. It is quite possible to bring everything within the terms of a definite scheme, but the result is usually not worth the effort. There is scarcely an historical event to whose shaping economic causes have not contributed, but economic forces are not the only motive powers which have set everything else in motion. All social phenomena are the result of a series of various causes, in most cases so inwardly related that it is quite impossible clearly to separate one from the other. We are always dealing with the interplay of various causes which, as a rule, can be clearly recognised but cannot be calculated according to scientific methods.

Rudolf Rocker

Achievement the autonomous status by Nakhchivan has also been the result of intensive struggles in a very hard and tense period.

Heydar Aliyev

I can tell that, I regard the three years when I lived in Nakhchivan and worked with the people of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic to be the most honorable and fruitful period in my life.

Heydar Aliyev

Now there are built schools in Nakhchivan. In most places of Azerbaijan the schools are not built yet, but they are built in Nakhchivan. Now there are built hospitals in the Autonomous Republic. That means in comparison with other places the people of Nakhchivan who live in difficult condition deal with construction works, they put their labor, showing enthusiasm and patriotism.

Heydar Aliyev

In historical events great men — so-called — are but labels serving to give a name to the event, and like labels they have the least possible connection with the event itself. Every action of theirs, that seems to them an act of their own free will, is in an historical sense not free at all, but in bondage to the whole course of previous history, and predestined from all eternity.

Leo Tolstoy
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