Sergei Stepashin

Former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

It’s hard and heartbreaking to talk about someone in the past tense whose name you’ve known since childhood. An outstanding statesman of the Soviet Union, who served our common Motherland for many years of his life, governed Azerbaijan in difficult times. They vote for some politicians with their minds, for others with their hearts. The people of Azerbaijan chose their son Heydar Alirza oglu with their minds and hearts. Heydar Alirza oglu, extremely devoted to his Motherland, commited himself completely and thoroughly to Azerbaijan and did everything to make the star of Azerbaijan shine in the world sky. There is no doubt that all the things started and initiated by him will be realized. Leaving aside the political conjuncture, Heydar Alirza oglu built the Azerbaijani-Russian relations on a long-term strategic basis and made a great contribution to strengthening friendly relations between our peoples.