One of the co-authors of the book “Stone Guardians”, published by “IRS Publishing House”, is Sabuhi Akhmedov, instructor of the Department of History and Archeology, PhD in History, at Khazar University (co-author - Andrei Vasilyev, Russian publicist and journalist). A book, written in Azerbaijani, Russian and English, has been prepared and published with the support of “PASHA Hayat Sigorta” OJSC. Manager of the Project and Chief Editor is Musa Marjanli, the book's advisor is Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, scientific advisers are Jafar Qiasi, Corresponding Member of ANAS and Tarih Dostiyev, Doctor of History Sciences.
In the book, consisting of 15 chapters, the history of Azerbaijan is given from the prism of Azerbaijani fortresses.
One of the important features of the book is that it includes information of the castles not only in the Republic of Azerbaijan, but also in the territory of South Azerbaijan. Besides the works of renowned photographers such as S. Kivrin, F.Gasimli, A.Hudiyev, A.Golovanov, restoration projects developed by researchers Vilayat Karimov, Jafar Qiasi, Huseyn Jiddi, Nasib Mukhtarov were used.
Presentation of the book to the public was held on April 18, organized by the State Service of Cultural Heritage, Development and Rehabilitation under the Ministry of Culture.