Ivan Rybkin

Former Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation

We highly appreciate Heydar Aliyev as a wise statesman and analytical thinker. Heydar Aliyev’s personality wields great influence.

It is a pleasure to be here with you, to listen to your valuable advice, to consult on the problems endured within the framework of the CIS, and simply to consult with you as a person.

Sometimes nature endows a person with great talent. You are gifted with such talent. A person brings up many worthy qualities in himself at the cost of great efforts and becomes an example for many. Heydar Aliyev, you have done it. Today you are rightfully the president of Azerbaijan, who is respected all over the world.