Maxim Shevchenko

Crimea becomes part of Russia's south

Russian President Vladimir Putin has united the Crimean Federal District into the Southern Federal District. The head of state signed a decree "On the Southern Federal District", which says: "In order to …

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Dagestan celebrates Constitution Day

Today, on July 26th, the Constitution Day of the Republic of Dagestan is being celebrated. On this day, it was adopted by the Constitutional Assembly in 1994. The New Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Assembly on July 10th, 2003. …

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Markov, Shevchenko: Vienna meeting is a step towards peace in Karabakh

The resumption of the negotiation process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which took place at yesterday's meeting between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, mediated by the foreign ministers of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries, is very important itself, but in order to achieve a real progress it is necessary to launch a regular dialogue between the parties in the conflict with support of international mediators. That was stressed by Russian political experts Sergei Markov and Maxim Shevchenko in an interview with a correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, while commenting on the results of the meeting between Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan.

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Maxim Shevchenko: Karabakh could become Switzerland of the South Caucasus

A member of the Russian Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations, Maxim Shevchenko, speaking with a correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, said that the practical settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should begin with the withdrawal of Armenian troops from the occupied territories outside of Nagorno-Karabakh. "In my opinion, there is only one way out, if we really want to resolve it once and for all and turn the South Caucasus into a zone of peaceful relations between peoples and countries," he said. Vestnik Kavkaza is publishing a series of interviews with Russian and foreign experts, dedicated to the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Our first guest is Maxim Shevchenko.

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Has Armenia occupied Russia?

The Armenian lobby in Russia decided that the best defense is an attack, supporting of the occupation regime in Nagorno-Karabakh in mass media this week. If on Saturday and Sunday main battles were on the frontline (and ended with the liberation …

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Stir in Georgia around Abashidze-Karasin format

Today President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili made a statement about the necessity to clarify the format of the Karasin-Abashidze dialogue and the formal issuance of it beyond the scopes of political issues. He did …

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Vyacheslav Bitarov becomes acting head of North Ossetia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed prime minister of the republic Vyacheslav Bitarov as acting head of North Ossetia, replacing the late Tamerlane Aguzarova who passed away on February 19th. It was announced today during …

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24 years have passed since the Khojaly massacre

Today is the 24th anniversary of the Khojaly massacre. On February 26th 1992, nationalist illegal armed groups committed the massacre in the town of Khojaly with a population of 7000. As a result, 613 people were killed, 1000 …

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North Caucasus receives 150 billion rubles

Funding for the program for the development of the North Caucasus until 2020 will amount to 150 billion rubles, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said today at a meeting of the Government Commission on the Socio-Economic Development of the …

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Why was Crimea left without a ministry?

The Ministry of Crimea has been abolished in Russia. President Vladimir Putin signed the corresponding decree today. "Vladimir Putin has signed a decree "On the Abolition of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the …

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