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Textbook Poem By President's Daughter Causes Kerfuffle In Azerbaijan

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Whatever your opinion of Azerbaijan's first daughter, Leyla Aliyeva, you have to admit that she is pretty prolific.

Indeed, when it comes to her artistic, social, and cultural interests, the eldest child of authoritarian President Ilham Aliyev has far more pies than she has fingers to put in them.

Besides being vice president of her mother's charitable Heydar Aliyev Foundation as well as one of the main players in Azerbaijan's aviation and telecommunications industries, she also somehow finds the time to carry out her duties as editor in chief of the "Baku" style magazine.

According to Aliyeva's own snazzy website, her other accomplishments include being a business guru, friendship ambassador, and environmental campaigner.

Throw in the fact that Aliyeva is also a visual artist, movie producer, and poet, it seems that she is quite the Renaissance woman (or at least a pretty enthusiastic dilettante).

Her literary talents were recognized recently when one of her poems was included in a school reader for fifth-graders.

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Textbook Poem By President's Daughter Causes Kerfuffle In Azerbaijan

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