Azerbaijan and Iran: Wrestling over Polo-like Game

UNESCO recently included the horse-riding game chovqan on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. (Photo: Azerbaijan Ministry of Tourism)

Azerbaijan and Iran have tussled over weighty issues relating to religion and energy development in the Caspian Sea in recent years. And now they’re haggling over ponies.


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Shahin Abbasov is a freelance correspondent based in Baku.

Azerbaijan and Iran: Wrestling over Polo-like Game

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