Change needs time
April 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
The Eurovision Song Contest will be a real challenge for Baku and for the state of Azerbaijan.
The big wave of negative reports about Azerbaijan seem to be aimed at Human Rights. Yes, there is still a lot to be done. There is a different understanding of Human Rights in Baku, there is a different idea about the individual and the state. And about other topics.
It should be remembered, that post-sovjet states have a greatly different history from the developments in Western Europe and in the US. They are slowly on the way to Europe, but have not arrived yet.
“Change needs time to germinate” a psychologist told me, talking about politics and sociology.
All, who consider visiting: your visit will help them to move on. And hospitality is great!