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Azerbaijan. Baku Region. Baku. Balakhani. A man walks on the concrete road. A huge poster shows the current President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev (right) and his deceased father Heydar Aliyev (left). Ilham Aliyev also functions as the head of the New Azerbaijan Party. The deceased political leader Heydar Aliyev ( May 10, 1923 - December 12, 2003), also spelled as Heidar Aliev, Geidar Aliev, Haydar Aliyev. He was the president of Azerbaijan for the New Azerbaijan Party from June 1993 to October 2003. The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is the project owner of the oil fields in Balakhani. Oil-extracting infrastructure.Drilling derricks and rigs. Spill and oil leakage from installation in operation. Oil production. Ecological disaster. Balakhani Oil Fields are a source of pollution as a result of well water and oil spill discharge. © 2007 Didier Ruef