Another sad loss...

...for Azerbaijan:
Thus when I lament in my blog any Baku building being demolished or something else, in order to understand it, you should be born and live in Baku.

And now, I am going to lament again - after finishing the demolition of Baku's pre-1917 oil-boom architecture, the vandals started to ransack its Soviet heritage.

There are a lot of fascinating links in the post -- doings of Baku oil barons, including the Nobels, etc. Do go read the whole thing.