Razi Nurullayev

Razi Nurullayev

1992-1997 – Azərbaycan Dillər Universitetinin ingilis-fransız dilləri fakultəsi; 2000-2004 – hüquq fakultəsi; 2009 – Kolumbiya Universiteti;

Dünyanın 60-dan çox ölkəsinə səfərlər;

“REGİON” Beynəlxalq Analitik Mərkəzin İH-nin rəhbəri;

Sentyabr 2009-fevral 2015 – Azərbaycan Xalq Cəbhəsi Partiyasında  xarici məsələlər üzrə müavin

Azərbaycan, rus, ingilis və fransız dillərini mükəmməl bilir.

Gördüyüm işlər, fəaliyyətim, siyasətdə və vətəndaş cəmiyyətinin inkişafında rolum ilə bu bloqda tanış ola bilərsiniz.


Razi Nurullayev born April 1, 1971 is an Azerbaijani politician and political analyst, deputy-chairperson for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP) and head of “Region” International Analytical Centre (RIAC) (https://www.facebook.com/Region.BAM), a Baku-based think-tank in Azerbaijan working on policy issues in Post-Soviet Space. Apart from his native Azerbaijani, he speaks Turkish, English, French and Russian.


In 1997 Razi Nurullayev graduated from Azerbaijan University of Languages from the faculty of English-French obtaining Master’s Degree and in 2005 graduated from Southern Russian Humanitarian Institute’s Law Faculty. He also in 2009 received Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y Developing Community Leaders at Columbia University in New York. In 2004 he got a scholarship to study International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) with Canadian Human Rights Foundation (now Equitas) at John Abbott College in Canada

In 2002 – 2006 he served as a research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Political Science and Law Researches under Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan at the department of “International Relations and International Law”.

He visited tens of countries across the world and spoke of democracy and activism in Azerbaijan.


In 90s Razi Nurullayev when he was a student started working in oil and other industrial companies such as Baku Steel Company, BUE Caspian Ltd. McDermott Marine Construction, Hyatt hotel, and several newspapers.

In February 2005 Razi Nurullayev formed “YOX” Movement – Azerbaijan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yox!) – aim was to say “YOX” (NO) to an anti-democratic thought and attitudes within the framework of democratic methods and law, contribute to the establishment of democracy in Azerbaijan, to give full freedom to the nation, and assist with its integration into the democratic world in quick steps in order to maintain the achieved victory. He was arrested for several times and in order to achieve the immunity he joined the parliamentary elections on the same year and pressures and falsifications kept him away from the parliamentary seat.

He served as a deputy-chairperson for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party (APFP) from September 2009 to March 2015 when he resigned from the party. He is a head of “Region” International Analytical Centre (RIAC) (https://www.facebook.com/Region.BAM) since 2011.

Razi lectured English language grammar in 2001 – 2003 years at the Azerbaijan University of Languages.

In 2007 was elected a coordinator of Civil Society Coalition of Azerbaijani NGOs and held the position until 2011.

During 2001 – 2003 R.Nurullayev also worked as a country consultant in Azerbaijan of London-based International Alert.

In 2001-2002 was appointed an executive director of International Center for Caspian Studies based in Belgium.

Participation in elections

Later Razi Nurullayev also joined 2009 Municipal elections and 2010 parliamentary elections as s single candidate for the electoral constituency. Nevertheless, he won the elections, but again falsifications kept him outside the parliament, and the official results granted him a second place.

Academic work

Razi Nurullayev intensively writes blog posts and publishes articles in local newspapers. He was interviewed by several international editions as well and published several articles in international media.
He has also translated into Azerbaijani languages several books on non-violent action among which are “From Dictatorship to Democracy by Dr. Gene Sharp”; Elected Leadership series manual by UN-HABITAT’s Training and Capacity Building Branch; “There are Realistic Alternatives” by Dr. Gene Sharp, “On Strategic Non-violent Conflict; Thinking about the Fundamentals” by Robert Helvey, “Building Bridges between Local Governments and Citizens through Participatory Planning” by UN-HABITAT’s Training and Capacity Building Branch and several others.