Magsud Ibrahimbeyov

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Magsud Mammadibrahim oglu Ibrahimbeyov, also spelled Ibragimbekov (Azerbaijani: Maqsud İbrahimbəyov; 11 May 1935 – 22 March 2016), was an Azerbaijani writer and member of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan.

Life and contributions[edit]

Ibrahimbeyov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan to Mammad Ibrahimbeyov and Fatima Meshadibeyova. He was the older brother of Rustam Ibragimbekov, a prominent Russian screenwriter. In 1960, he received a B.A. in Industrial and Civil Construction from Baku Polytechnical Institute. He later worked at the Azerbaijan SSR Ministry of Construction and tried himself as a reporter representing Azerbaijan at the All-Union Radio and Television.[1] At this stage he began focusing on literary studies and attended courses for advanced screenwriting and directing in Moscow from 1960 until 1964. Since After that time he became known as a Russophone Azerbaijani writer. Some of his plays were later acted out in theatres throughout the USSR.[2] He also wrote screenplays for 12 feature-length movies and 11 documentary films.

Politics and criticism[edit]

Magsud Ibrahimbeyov entered politics in 1985. He was elected to the National Assembly of Azerbaijan twice: in 2000 and in 2004. Even though during the elections he ran as an independent candidate, he was known for his extreme loyalty to the ruling New Azerbaijan Party.[3] When in 2005 an independent Azerbaijani journalist Elmar Huseynov (famous for his criticism of Azerbaijani authorities) was murdered, Ibrahimbeyov refused to stand in his memory during a minute of silence in the Azerbaijani parliament, which provoked severe criticism and hostility towards him.


  1. ^ (in Russian) Magsud Ibrahimbeyov Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ (in Russian) Magsud Ibrahimbeyov.
  3. ^ (in Russian) Magsud Ibrahimbeyov's Big Joy by Georgi Zaslavsky. Nezavisimaya Gazeta. 13 May 2005

External links[edit]

Short stories by Ibrahimbeyov: