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Russia helps to find key to Karabakh

Russia helps to find key to Karabakh

Russia, as a neighbour and an unbiased mediator, is to help Azerbaijanand Armenia to find a key to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Havingvisited Armenia at the end of August and Azerbaijan at the beginningof September, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has maintained balancein the South Caucasus.

Azerbaijan prefers Russian products

Azerbaijan prefers Russian products

Russia remains the major trading partner of Azerbaijan. Bilateral trade is now recovering from the crisis of 2009.Russia imports only a few products from Azerbaijan, mostly energy resources. The energy partnership between the two countries has strengthened and evolved considerably in recent years.

On the path to a strategic partnership

On the path to a strategic partnership

The visit of Dmitry Medvedev to Azerbaijan is to play a significant role in the development of bilateral relations and to consolidate the positive trend of the last two years. Russia and Azerbaijan, supported by the positive relationship of their leaders Ilham Aliev and Dmitry Medvedev, have managed to take a serious step towards a strategic partnership. The visit, in the context of the difficult situation in the Caucasus, will demonstrate that the positions of the two countries coincide a lot on several issues.

North Caucasus – a contradictory European view

North Caucasus – a contradictory European view

Recent events in the native village of Ramzan Kadyrov have once again drawn the attention of European mass-media sources. It is no secret that the attitude of international human rights organizations towards Kadyrov is rather ambivalent. Any information about Chechnya is perceived through the magnifying glass of the international press.

Russia is keeping its balance

Russia is keeping its balance

The coming visit of President Dmitry Medvedev to Baku tends to be a crucial point in the history of Azerbaijani-Russian relations. The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh is still a menace to the security of the whole region and the role of Russia, who continues its peace-keeping policy, is today extremely significant. 

Confederation of a joke and common sense

Confederation of a joke and common sense

The topic of a confederation between Georgia and Azerbaijan is being discussed seriously in Tbilisi, although it was born from a diplomatic joke. In Tbilisi, the idea is being considered by the Foreign Ministry and political parties. In Baku, the idea is perceived as a joke. 

The new Cumans

The new Cumans

 Thousands of English teachers arrive in Georgia from the UK, the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and even India.

Politics serving oil

Politics serving oil

Despite the accident in the Gulf of Mexico that caused a terrible ecological catastrophe, the company BP will stay on in the Caspian region.

Dagestan: Vagabov is killed, but terrorism remains

 Several acts of terror have been committed recently in Dagestan.

Russia takes responsibility for the Southern Caucasus.

Russia takes responsibility for the Southern Caucasus.

The official visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Armenia and the informal summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), which has ended in Yerevan, have definitively flagged up Russia's priorities in the South Caucasus.

The forming of blocs in the Caucasus

The forming of blocs in the Caucasus

 The official visit of the Turkish president to Azerbaijan finally formed the relationship between the two countries as strategic partners and allies.

North Caucasus Federal District: stake on the youth

North Caucasus Federal District: stake on the youth

Panarin: Is Khloponin’s stake on the young reasonable? Was the recent forum of Caucasus youth just an event, or part of the strategy?

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 Russia and Azerbaijan become strategic partners

Adults talk about children’s book

Adults talk about children’s book

Experts of VK talk about the book ‘Russian Aggression Through My Eyes’

Azerbaijan: towards the elections.

Azerbaijan: towards the elections.

Parliamentary elections to take place in Azerbaijan this autumn

Georgian revenge in Sochi

 Tbilisi tries to hamper Sochi Olympics in all possible ways

Six wars of Dagestan

Six wars of Dagestan

Among participants are clans, the security services, militants, the extremist underground resistance and religious movements

Georgian houses spoil the landscape of Abkhazia

Georgian houses "spoil the landscape of Abkhazia"

Sergei Bagapsh has ordered the demolition of all inappropriate houses within a month

Karabakh dead-end

Karabakh dead-end

On the eve of an OSCE Summit that will inevitably mark a triumph of Kazakh diplomacy, an issue that could stain this ideal picture of Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship is being brought up again.

Kosovo will not become a precedent for Nagorno-Karabakh

Kosovo will not become a precedent for Nagorno-Karabakh

Although Armenia is using the decision of the International Court as an additional argument for the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh