Mikhail Shvydkoi

Former Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation

We highly appreciate the contribution of Heydar Aliyev to the development of good neighborly relations between our countries, his activities in the field of strengthening stability in the Republic of Azerbaijan and improving the well-being of the people. We well remember the care and attention Heydar Aliyev showed when he was dealing with the development of culture and art in the government of the Soviet Union.