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Russia Refuses to Transport Azeri Oil

MOSCOW (Segondya)The Azerbaijan State Oil company announced Tuesday that the Russian oil pipeline operator–Transneft–refused to pump Azeri oil along the route from its capital Baku through Chechnya to the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk. The announcement nullified previous agreemen’s between Russia and Azerbaijan on the export of 70 million tons of oil to Europe from

Russian Delegation Discusses Fate of Military Bases in Armenia

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)A Russian government delegation–headed by special envoy Vsevolod Oleandrov–arrived in Yerevan Tuesday. "We’ll carry out the second round of negotiations between the government delegations of our two countries–revise whatever has become obsolete and should be replaced–and define a plan for future activities." Speaking about the presence of Russian military bases and the status

Karabakh Official Blames Russia for Double Standard

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)Russia has officially recognized the legitimacy of the January 27 presidential election in Chechnya. No foreign countries has doubted the legitimacy of this election (the problem of Chechnya’s legal status will be decided after 2000)–and Aslan Maskhadov–the winner in the Chechen presidential election–is continuing to receive congratulatory messages from Moscow–a Karabakh foreign ministry

Russia Wants Joint Decision Making with NATO

MOSCOW (Reuter)-Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov urged NATO on Wednesday to step up efforts to work out a special relationship with Moscow and set out Russian deman’s for the right to joint decision-making on some issues. Primakov told Itar-Tass news agency in an interview that Russia remained firmly opposed to the Western alliances plans to

Russian General Favors a More Pro Azeri Policy

ISTANBUL-The chairman of the Russian Federations parliamentary defense committee–General Lev Rokhlin–said that Russia–until now–has defended Armenia’s interests at the expense of losing Azerbaijan to NATO and the West– Istanbul-based Marmara reported–quoting the Baku correspondent of Zaman newspaper–Farouk Aslan. According to Aslan–Rokhlin was concerned that Russia would lose Azerbaijan unless policy changes are adopted soon. "Armenia