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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(Dzh. Dzhabarly Azerbaijanfirm), movie studio organized in Baku in 1923, under the aegis of the Azerbaijan People’s Commissariat of Education. The studio has had various names: AFKU (Azerbaijan Department of Photo Cinematography, 1923–26), Azgoskino (Azerbaijan State Cinema, 1926–30), Azerkino (Azerbaijan Cinema, 1930–34), Azgoskinprom (Azerbaijan State Movie Productions, 1934), Azerfil’m (1935–39), Baku Movie Studio (1939–59), and its present name (since 1960).

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