Ambassador Says Russia-Azerbaijan Relationships Long-term
Azerbaijan, Baku / Т corr S. Aghayeva / The relationship between Russia and Azerbaijan are long-term and do not depend on the change in governments, the Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Vasiliy Istratov, said to journalists on 13 September. He was commenting on the resignation of the Russian Cabinet.
On 12 September, Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of the Cabinet. He appointed Mikhail Fradkov to undertake the duties of Prime Minister till the State Duma (Russian Parliament) approves the candidacy of a new head of the Cabinet.