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At turn of the 20th Century Baku was an astonishing place. An outpost of the Russian Empire on the Caspian Sea, its newly-minted local and foreign oil tycoons had transformed the city from a sleepy oriental trading-post in the desert into a throbbing international city. A bloody revolution resulted in a brief shining period of democracy before it was crushed by the Bolsheviks. Baku's history h...
After the fall of the Soviet Union, millions poured into Azerbaijan's oil industry. But only a select few reaped the rewards.
Thirteen years ago, just six years after regaining independence, the tiny former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan was on track to become the next nation made rich through vast oil reserves in the Caspian Sea.