The Curse of Oil TV - Vakhid Akhmedov - Simon Reeve TV -
108,443. After the collapse of Soviet power, Azerbaijan’s new oil fields were up for grabs. Hundreds of Western companies and entrepreneurs flocked here. History was repeating itself. (Oil & Azerbaijan) The Curse of Oil II, BBC 2004
108,444. A Formula One race will improve our country’s image. When we took an obligation to host this event two years ago, we could not forecast such a sharp decline in the oil price. (Azerbaijan & Formula One) Vakhid Akhmedov, politician
109,875. There are almost 200 official countries in the world today but there are dozens more breakaway states determined to be separate. (Somalia & Transnistria & Moldova & Taiwan & Georgia & Azerbaijan) Simon Reeve, Holidays in the Danger Zone: Places that Don’t Exist I: Somaliland, BBC 2005
109,888. One hundred years ago Muslim Azerbaijan used to supply half the world’s oil. In recent years Western oil firms have invested vast sums here. But officially Azerbaijan is still at war with neighbouring Armenia. (Azerbaijan & Armenia) Simon Reeve, Holidays in the Danger Zone: Places that Don’t Exist V: Nagorno Karabakh
109,889. Azerbaijan and Armenia got their independence but a small mountainous area called Nagorno Karabakh triggered war. (Azerbaijan & Armenia) ibid.