Archbishop Alexander

Former Archbishop of Russian Orthodox diocese of Baku and Azerbaijan

Peacemakers are holy because they are children of God. This opinion of mine belongs entirely to the President of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev. Dear Heydar Aliyev, as a wise and benevolent leader of Azerbaijan, you have gained great fame among the entire Russian population of the Caucasus.

At a time when Azerbaijan was shaken by turbulent events, the desire of the citizens of Azerbaijan, not only the local people but also the Russian people, was to see you as the head of state during this difficult period. Now we see the hopes being justified.

Although the internal and external situation of the state is very difficult, peace and tranquility have returned to the Azerbaijani land under your leadership. Stability in economic life, in political life – all this has returned to Azerbaijan. It is enough to walk along our streets to make sure that peaceful life reigns on the streets of Baku. You have a high reputation in the Caucasus.