|Azerbaijan Popular Front Party|
17 October 2015
|Preceded by||Ali Karimli|
|Region International Analytical Center|
|Deputy-chairperson for Foreign Affairs APFP|
September 2009 – February 2015
1 April 1971 |
Imishli , Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Azerbaijan Popular Front Party|
|Alma mater||Azerbaijan University of Languages
Southern Russian Humanitarian Institute
Razi Nurullayev born April 1, 1971 is an Azerbaijani politician and political analyst. He is a chairperson of AXCP (Azerbaijan Popular Front Party - APFP) since 2015 (claim) and until then served as the deputy-chairperson for Foreign Affairs from 2009 to February 2015. Before being elected as a chairperson of APFP on October 17, 2015 he had established New Democracy Movement on 14 April 2015 in capital Baku, Azerbaijan. He is also a head of “Region” International Analytical Centre (RIAC) since 2012, a Baku-based think-tank in Azerbaijan working on policy issues in Post-Soviet Space.
In 1978-1988 he received primary and secondary education at the school of Khalfali village of Imishli District.
In 1997 Razi Nurullayev graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages from the faculty of English-French obtaining master's degree and in 2005 graduated from Southern Russian Humanitarian Institute’s Law Faculty. He also in 2009 received Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y Developing Community Leaders at Columbia University in New York. In 2004 he got a scholarship to study International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) with Canadian Human Rights Foundation (now Equitas) at John Abbott College in Canada.
In 2002 – 2006 he served as a research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Political Science and Law Researches under Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan at the department of “International Relations and International Law”.
In 90s Razi Nurullayev when he was a student started working in oil and other industrial companies such as Baku Steel Company, BUE Caspian Ltd. McDermott Marine Construction, Hyatt hotel, and several newspapers.
In February 2005 Razi Nurullayev formed Yox! Movement – Azerbaijan - aim was to say "YOX" (NO) to an anti-democratic thought and attitudes within the framework of democratic methods and law, contribute to the establishment of democracy in Azerbaijan, to give full freedom to the nation, and assist with its integration into the democratic world in quick steps in order to maintain the achieved victory. He was arrested for several times and in order to achieve the immunity he joined the parliamentary elections on the same year and pressures and falsifications kept him away from the parliamentary seat.
In 2007 was elected a coordinator of Civil Society Coalition of Azerbaijani NGOs (later renamed to NGO Partnership Alliance, http://www.civil-soc.org/blog) uniting 50 NGOs now and expanding intensively. Since 2011 to 2013 served as Board member of the Alliance.
Participation in elections
Later Razi Nurullayev also joined 2009 Municipal elections and 2010 parliamentary elections as s single candidate for the electoral constituency. Nevertheless, he won the elections, but again falsifications kept him outside the parliament, and the official results granted him a second place.
Razi Nurullayev intensively writes blog posts and publishes articles in local newspapers. He was interviewed by several international editions as well and published several articles in international media.
He has also translated into Azerbaijani languages several books on non-violent action among which are “From Dictatorship to Democracy by Dr. Gene Sharp”; Elected Leadership series manual by UN-HABITAT’s Training and Capacity Building Branch; “There are Realistic Alternatives” by Dr. Gene Sharp, “On Strategic Non-violent Conflict; Thinking about the Fundamentals” by Robert Helvey, “Building Bridges between Local Governments and Citizens through Participatory Planning” by UN-HABITAT’s Training and Capacity Building Branch and several others.
Apart from his native Azerbaijani, he speaks Turkish, English, French and Russian.
- Official blog
- Official facebook account
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- Razi Nurullayev on Twitter
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- Official YouTube channel
- Official Linkedin page (in English)
- Joshua Noonan (2014-09-11). ""The party system has been killed." An interview with Azerbaijan's Razi Nurullayev". ypfp.org. Archived from the original on 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
- Talk TV (2016-11-05). "Razi Nurullayev: "Türkiyə "Osmanlı" varisi kimi İraq torpaqlarına iddia edə bilər"" (in Azerbaijani). YouTube/Talk TV Azerbaijan. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
- Səxavət Məmməd (2016-11-07). ""Üst-başı pis gündə gəzərdim, "bomja" oxşayardım..." — AXCP sədri" (in Azerbaijani). olke.az. Archived from the original on 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
- Talk TV (2016-12-01). ""Baxış bucağı" - Razi Nurullayev: "Qiymət artımı vətəndaş-hökumət qarşıdurması yaradacaq"" (in Azerbaijani). YouTube/Talk TV Azerbaijan. Retrieved 2017-08-01.