All-Russian Congress of Azerbaijanis Suggested to Hold Azerbaijani-Russian Days in Moscow Bazaars
The All-Russian Congress of Azerbaijanis is discussing an issue on holding some measures to do all possible in order that Azerbaijanis living and working in Russia do not experience difficulties connected with Russia's negative attitude toward representatives of non-Slavic nations, Ilgar Hajiyev, Chairman of the Congress Moscow, told Trend today.
He pointed out that in order to prevent and avoid any pressures and oppressions on Azerbaijanis in Moscow's bazaars, cafes, restaurants, and other objects, consultations are expected to be held with businessmen-Azerbaijanis and merchants-Azerbaijanis working in the Russian capital.
The Moscow Office of the Congress has suggested giving reduction on goods in trade objects where Azerbaijanis work within a certain period of time. We propose to announce, for example in the Moscow bazaars, Azerbaijani-Russian days. In these days or any other day-offs or Sundays, the prices on goods sold to the local population might be reduced. This campaign should be advertised. We think that Azerbaijanis working in Russia should not confront with the local population, particularly with those who are nationally-minded. We should struggle against xenophobia and nationalism through cultural methods, he pointed out.
Mr. Hajiyev refuted the information spread a day or two ago, regarding violence towards Azerbaijanis working in Moscow's bazaars, as well as pressures on them, and detentions by the police. According to him, no information connected with that has been received by the Congress yet.