Nikolai Ryabov

Former Ambassador of The Russian Federation to Azerbaijan

Dear Heydar Aliyev, we see how the Republic of Azerbaijan is developing dynamically under your leadership, how it is advancing at a consistent and precise speed due to economic growth, strengthening the democratic institutions of society, asserting civil rights and freedoms. The dynamics of life in Baku shows that Azerbaijan has firmly embarked on the path of progress and democracy.

Russia highly appreciates Heydar Aliyev as the leader of the Azerbaijani people, as a wise and visionary leader of the Republic of Azerbaijan. We express our high esteem to Heydar Aliyev for his unparalleled contribution to the overall potential of Russian-Azerbaijani relations, for his personal attention to all aspects of bilateral cooperation, for in-depth study and timely resolution of issues.