25 November 2012

AZERBAIJAN / UK / ENERGY : Billions From BP Oil Sales Building Baku.

     Long Read

      This newblog has a few regular followers in Baku...so this link is for them.
      Oil is making some rich in Azerbaijan...especially those related to President Ilham Aliyev, 50 (above foto).
      But journalists and activists there are threatened and even tortured...while diplomats and energy businessmen...especially from BP...are courted...in a country called one of the world's most corrupt.
     London is favored by Aliyev's relatives...for investments...and for an opulent lifestyle.
     While...Prince Andrew seems to be Baku's favorite royal.