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Molla Nasreddin


an Azerbaijani illustrated satirical weekly magazine. Founded in 1906 in Tbilisi by Dzh. Mamedkulizade, the magazine appeared until March 1912. It resumed publication in January 1913 but was again closed down in October 1914. The magazine propagated the ideas of the Revolution of 1905–07 and the worker’s movement in Transcaucasia. It circulated throughout the Near East and influenced the development of the democratic press. Publication of Molla Nasreddin resumed in 1917 but was interrupted at the end of that year. In 1921 the magazine appeared for a time in Tabriz, Iran, and from 1922 to 1931 it was published in Baku.

The magazine occupies an important place in the history of the Azerbaijani periodical press. Among its contributors were the progressive Azerbaijani writers M. A. Sabir, A. Akhverdov, and Gamgiusar. In the prerevolutionary period the magazine exposed patriarchal-feudal customs, appealed to the people to struggle for freedom, and denounced imperialism and the despotic regimes in the Oriental countries. During the Soviet period Molla Nasreddin conducted a campaign to eradicate vestiges of the past and called for the liberation of the colonial countries of Asia and Africa.


Kasumov, M. Boevoi revoliutsionno-demokraticheskii zhurnal “Molla Nasreddin.” Baku, 1960.
Sharif, A. Rozhdenie Molla-Nasreddina. Baku, 1968.


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It reminds me of that Nasreddin Hoja story where he says, "Either you don't get what's going on, or you've never been beaten up in your life
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UNHRC media official in Jordan, Nasreddin Toaybeh, told Petra that support has been extended to 1,400 families out of 12,000 who are still waiting.
He was received at the venue by the Director of ARAMCO affairs in the western region Sameer Nasreddin Fuad and a number of officials.
The protagonist of hundreds of stories, Nasreddin acted as a mascot for Yarat's multi-national scope, as he is a staple in the local lore of Islamic cultures from India to Morocco, and thus represents a true and vital internationalism.
Pour sa part, Nasreddin Bagl Siraj ,commissaire de la localite d'El-Fasher a dit que sa localite fera tout son possible pour cooperer avec les organisations internationales et les agences des Nations unies pour distribuer de l'aide aux personnes touchees.
Nasreddin Hodja was sitting under a great big tree.
Of similar importance was Haji Taghiyev, who founded the first secular European style school for Azerbaijani Muslim girls in 1901, and the sociopolitical satirical journal, Molla Nasreddin, which waged moral campaigns pertaining to various social issues, including advocating women's rights and opposing extremist Islamic clergy.
DAMASCUS, (SANA) -- President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday met head of the Lebanese Democratic Party, Prince Talal Arslan, Druze leader Sheikh Nasreddin Gharib, and Lebanese State Minister Marwan Kheireddin.
Yukarida elde ettigimiz, cogu liderlik duzeyindeki basari icin Bas Editor, Editor, Yardimci Editor ve Danismanlarla az kavga oldugunu zannetmeyin: Uykularimin kactigi ve bu ortamda "tilkilerin kuyruklarini nasil degdirmesem", Nasreddin Hoca gibi "fincanci katirlarini nasil urkutmezsen bu memlekette".