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Andrei Sakharov’s Ideals Being Forgotten

Yelena Bonner, the widow of Soviet-era rights defender Andrei Sakharov and an outspoken rights campaigner in her own right, has lamented what she says is a decline in the invocation of her late husband’s name and ideals, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports.

Georgia and Russia Hint at Thaw in Relations

Tbilisi and Moscow exchanged cautious diplomatic overtures as Georgia on December 10 welcomed the possible opening of its border with Russia and the resumption of air transportation.

Kremlin Ready To Reopen Georgia Border Crossing

Russia is ready to reopen its main border crossing with Georgia heavily used by Armenian exporters despite refusing to deal with the current Georgian leadership, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.

Medvedev Says Armenia-Turkey Normalization ‘Fair’ and ‘Expedient’

Russia welcomes the normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey, which it deems “expedient” and “fair” in the current environment, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by News.az as saying on Wednesday.

Obama Hails Protocols as Erdogan Presents Ultimatum

President Barack Obama hailed the Armenia-Turkey protocols and pledged US support for the process as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodagan, on the eve of his meeting with the president, issued an ultimatum to the White House saying that normalization process could not move forward without an end to the Karabakh conflict.

Russia Backing Iran-Armenia Rail Link

TEHRAN (Iran Daily)–Russia could participate in the construction of a major railroad linking Iran and Armenia, according to the president of Russia Railroads. President of Russia Railroads Vladimir Yakunin said the company is ready to participate in the construction of the rail line should Iran, Armenia and Russia agree on the project’s finance, Fars News

Karabakh Says Its Participation Key to Peace

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–The President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has described the current format of internationally mediated peace talks faulty and called for restoring Nagorno-Karabakh’s status as a party to the process currently involving Armenia and Azerbaijan. In an interview with RFE/RL, Nagorno-Karabakh President Bako Sahakian welcomed the latest efforts of the international community aimed at promoting

No Foreign Pressure over Karabakh, Says Markarian

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–A leading member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation on Wednesday countered opposition claims that Armenia is under massive international pressure to make concessions in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Hrant Markarian discarded the lingering allegations that Serzh Sarkisian’s position in the internationally mediated talks is particularly vulnerable because of domestic pressure on his

Mediators Look to ‘Finalize’ Framework Karabakh Deal

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–International mediators plan to visit Baku and Yerevan next week to try to build on progress which they believe was made by the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents at their weekend meeting in Russia, Washington’s chief Nagorno-Karabakh negotiator said late Thursday. In an interview with RFE/RL, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza also insisted

Aiyev Calls for Turkish Intervention in Karabakh

ANKARA (Combined Sources)–In a widely applauded speech delivered to Turkey’s Parliament on Thursday, Azeri President Ilham Aliyev called for increased Turkish intervention in the region, describing a “Turkish-Azerbaijani union” as the solution to “problems” in the Caucasus–the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in particular. "The greatest problem to peace and security in the region, is the occupation of