peninsula, Azerbaijan: see AbsheronAbsheron
or Apsheron
, peninsula, c.40 mi (60 km) long, extending into the Caspian Sea, E Azerbaijan. It is a dry, hilly area at the eastern end of the Greater Caucasus Mts. and is underlain by rich oil-bearing rock strata.
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The troops again began to move, and two battalions of the Novgorod and one of the Apsheron regiment went forward past the Emperor.
As this Apsheron battalion marched by, the red-faced Miloradovich, without his greatcoat, with his Orders on his breast and an enormous tuft of plumes in his cocked hat worn on one side with its corners front and back, galloped strenuously forward, and with a dashing salute reined in his horse before the Emperor.
The Apsheron men, excited by the Tsar's presence, passed in step before the Emperors and their suites at a bold, brisk pace.
shouted Miloradovich in a loud, self-confident, and cheery voice, obviously so elated by the sound of firing, by the prospect of battle, and by the sight of the gallant Apsherons, his comrades in Suvorov's time, now passing so gallantly before the Emperors, that he forgot the sovereigns' presence.
The Emperor turned with a smile to one of his followers and made a remark to him, pointing to the gallant Apsherons.
Iran actively proselytized in camps for refugees and internally displaced persons, set up as a result of war over Nagorno-Karabakh, in addition to Nakhichevan and towns on the Apsheron peninsula in the Baku area; it was also reported to have financed operations of the Islamic Party of Azerbaijan, whose registration was revoked by the government in the mid-1990s, as well as other organizations, but according to Svante E.
NAOC): The offshore North Apsheron Ridge contains the deep-water fields of Ashrafi and Dan Ulduzu, 70 km east of Baku.
He said, Together with the construction of substations and transmission lines, including Zabrat substation (360 MVA), this will improve the power supply of the Apsheron Peninsula.
Among their topics are the multi-purpose subordinator na in Laz, external agreement in the converbal construction of Northern Akhvakh, new strategies for relative clauses in Azeri and Apsheron Tat, participial and infinitival complement sentences in Ancient Greek, and a preliminary survey of the performance basis of grammatical constraints on complex sentences.
Total's Apsheron block is only 25 km north-east of the BP/Statoil operated Shah Denis gas/condensate field which is proposed to supply Nabucco (see Part 66 in ood3IrqKRG-Sep26-11).
According to the French scientists, the boundary of the continent runs along the Kara River, the highest crest of the Urals, along the Ural River and the Caspian Sea, along to the Apsheron Peninsula, over the highest crests of the Caucasus mountains, through the Black Sea and the channels of the Dardanelle and the Bosphorus, along the eastern shore of the Aegean--the border between Greece and Turkey--and through the Mediterranean Sea and the Gibraltar channel.
The Middle-South boundary is the Apsheron threshold, a sill of tectonic origin that runs through Zhiloi Island and Cape Kuuli.