Category: Russia

Azerbaijan Sentences Russian-Israeli Travel Blogger to 3 Years Behind Bars

Azerbaijan Sentences Russian-Israeli Travel Blogger to 3 Years Behind Bars

BAKU (Moscow Times) — In a setback for freedom of speech and human rights in Azerbaijan, a Baku court has sentenced popular Israeli-Russian travel blogger Alexander Lapshin to three years in prison, Azerbaijan’s Vesti.Az news reported on Thursday, July 20. Prosecutors asked the court to sentence Lapshin to six and a half years for illegally entering Azerbaijan […]

Sale of Russian Weapons to Azerbaijan Pains Armenia

Sale of Russian Weapons to Azerbaijan Pains Armenia

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — The sale of Russian weapons to Azerbaijan is the most painful issue in Armenian-Russian friendship, in the Armenian-Russian strategic partnership, and shadows many things, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said in an interview with R-Evolution program of Armenia TV. He added, however, that nothing serious has happened yet. “We can […]

Azerbaijani MFA Deeply Concerned over Dissolution of All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress

Azerbaijani MFA Deeply Concerned over Dissolution of All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress

BAKU (Armenpress) — The decision of the Supreme Court of Russia to dissolve the All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress has caused a serious stir in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani minval.az reports. “We assess the decision of Russia’s Supreme Court an unfriendly step towards Azerbaijan,” Azerbaijani MFA spokesperson Hikmat Hajiyev said, adding, “We consider this a negative step from the […]

Russian-Armenian Tycoons Set Up Investment Fund for Armenia

Russian-Armenian Tycoons Set Up Investment Fund for Armenia

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — In a further show of support for Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, more than three dozen Russian businesspeople of Armenian descent launched over the weekend a multimillion-dollar investment fund which they said will finance various business projects in Armenia. Karapetyan described the creation of the fund called the Investors Club of Armenia as […]

Lavrov Hopes that Russia Can Help Bring Peace to Artsakh

Lavrov Hopes that Russia Can Help Bring Peace to Artsakh

MOSCOW (Public Radio of Armenia) — Russia will help Baku and Yerevan reach mutually acceptable solutions to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday, March 6, after talks with his visiting Azerbaijani counterpart, Elmar Mamedyarov. “Naturally, we spoke about the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement. Russia will continue to help the sides reach mutually acceptable […]

Russian, Armenian Premiers Meet

Russian, Armenian Premiers Meet

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (Public Radio of Armenia) — The prime ministers of Armenia and Russia, Karen Karapetyan and Dmitry Medvedev, met on the sidelines of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council summit here. The two referred to the process of implementation of the agreements reached during Karapetyan’s earlier visit to Moscow, particularly the creation of an Armenian-Russian investment […]

Amnesty International Demands Russian-Israeli Blogger’s Release

Amnesty International Demands Russian-Israeli Blogger’s Release

LONDON (RFE/RL) — Amnesty International has condemned the extradition from Belarus to Azerbaijan of a Russian-Israeli blogger who has visited Nagorno-Karabakh in the past and demanded his immediate release from Azerbaijani custody. In a weekend statement, the London-based human rights group said Alexander Lapshin is prosecuted not only for his trips to Karabakh but also […]

Khachaturian Bust Unveiled in Moscow Conservatory

Khachaturian Bust Unveiled in Moscow Conservatory

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory has received as a gift the bust of composer Aram Khachaturian. The composer’s bust will be placed in the foyer of the Grand Hall of the Conservatory. The sculptor is Michael Soghoyan, an Honored Artist of Armenia and member of the Moscow Union of Artists. Armen Sadgyan […]