Ivanovka Village

About İvanovka village

İvanovka  is a village and municipality in the Ismayilly Rayon of Azerbaijan. Ivanovka, is the only village in Azerbaijan where a kolxoz (collective farm) still exists. This isthe last place in the world where Kolkhoz from Soviet times is preserved. In the ‘90s a wave of emigration started from Ivanovka to Russia. Not only the collapse of the Soviet Union, as well as economic crisis affected it. People began to leave the village in search of a more stable life. Today, the opposite process  observed. Among the workers of the collective farm.

Ethnics

There  people who lived in Russia for several years but after the crisis.  They decided to return back. Ivanovka village has a population of 3,303. The municipality consists of the villages of İvanovka and Kulullu. This is the last village in Azerbaidjan with a significative population of the russian ethnic religious community of  Molokans.The community life is an integral part of the Molokan identity. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, agricultural production went into decline in the country. Collective and state farms ceased to function.  The residents of Ivanovka did not give up, 90% of the population voted to preserve the farm. 

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Here is still a Kolxoz

The community lifeis an integral part of the Molokan identity. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, agricultural production went into decline in the country. Collective and state farms ceased to function. The residents of Ivanovka did not give up, 90% of the population voted to preserve the farm. The late president Heydar Aliyev gave permission to preserve it and said: “Live as you wish, no problems.” Literally every resident of the village, while talking about the collective farm, always mention Nikolay Vasilyevich Nikitin. The kolxoz wa named after him. After the death of the legendary person  residents cannot find a worthy replacement of him. Tatyana Semenovna remembers those years with big excitement. In her little blue eyes there ar tears of pride.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Leila says:

    Sunset ^^

  2. Fateh says:

    so beautiful village.I had friends from this village

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