Historical background to the document "From the talk of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev and an outstanding scientist, professor Ihsan Dogramachi at a meeting with the creative team after watching the ballet "Maiden Tower" by Afrasiyab Badalbeyli (Azerbaijan National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, April 26, 2000)"

On 25 April Heydar Aliyev and the outstanding Turkish scholar Ihsan Doghramaci watched “Maiden Tower” ballet. This was the first ballet in the Orient and in the Islamic countries. It was composed in 1940 and was distinguished with great national colour. After the successful performance Heydar Aliyev and the Turkish guests met congratulated the collective and highly appreciated their work.

“90 Instants of the Great leader”, Heydar Aliyev Heritage research center, “Sharq-Qarb”, Baku-2013, p.165