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