The article discusses about the change of the historical name of the ancient city of Ganja, as well as the social, historical and political reasons for this. Further, the article reveales the significance of this name as a symbol of national self-expression of independence and loyality to spiritual values. All these issues are mentioned in a parallel combination of historical events and poetic samples.
The symbol of national freedom – Ganja
Keywords: Ganja, national values, ideas of freedom, independency