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Author: Rusif Huseynov

Dodon`s Transnistria visit and what it means for other frozen conflicts

Moldova`s newly elected president, Igor Dodon, paid his first official visit to Transnistria and held talks with Vadim Krasnoselsky, the head of the breakaway region, on January 4th. The information was provided by Dodon on his Facebook account. According to the Moldovan leader, he congratulated Vadim Krasnoselsky on his victory in the December presidential election, discussed a wide range of issues, including simplifying the movement of people between Moldova and Transnistria. He also wrote about establishing good relations, emphasised the readiness of both parties to look for compromise and promised that the agreement will produce tangible results in 2017. Dodon did not miss the opportunity to touch upon the issue of religion, the Orthodox faith, which according to him “alongside the common history, unites our citizens on both banks of the Dniester.”

January 20, 2017 - Rusif Huseynov

Victory Day cult in Russia

May 9th has long been something beyond a simple victory day in Russia. It is a national cult. The more years pass and this date becomes a more entrenched part of history, the louder and more grandiosely it is celebrated. However, in contemporary history this important date is gradually becoming more and more irritating and is even posing a threat to other nations, due to several factors.

May 10, 2016 - Rusif Huseynov

Nagorno-Karabakh: A part of Azerbaijan

Long-boiling tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan flared again on April 2nd, 2016, with dozens of soldiers and civilians from both sides killed in the fighting.

The theatre was centred in Nagorno-Karabakh, an Azerbaijani region occupied by Armenian forces. Nagorno-Karabakh, apart from several other districts beyond the region, has been controlled by ethnic Armenian separatists since a war that ended in 1994. Although cross-border violence has continued to be a usual phenomenon since the 1994 truce and despite it, annually claiming dozens of lives on both sides, the recent clashes have been the most severe escalation which have almost transformed into full-scale warfare.

April 12, 2016 - Rusif Huseynov

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