FOR MOST PART, RUSSIA CITIZENS INDIFFERENT TO KARABAKH CONFLICT: ANALYST
The Armenian-Azerbaijani war was and remains a foreign concept in
Russian consciousness, much like the United States’ war in Iraq. They
know this, but no one sympathizes with anyone, said Russian political
analyst and professor of international law Oleg Kuznetsov in an
interview with Baku-based news source Vesti.az.
“With regards to the question of which side of the Karabakh conflict
Russian society sympathizes with, the answer would be something
like this: in general, Russia’s citizens are indifferent to this
international issue. Karabakh is not their problem.
“And if we talk about countering information in the scope of the
Karabakh conflict, in my opinion, it would be better if Azerbaijan
ceased ceased the smear campaign against attacks from Armenia and
carried on its own propaganda campaign. It would be more effective.
Otherwise, as history of the Soviet Union joining the Russian and
Azerbaijani peoples taught us, Baku will inevitably suffer defeat in a
‘cold’ or information war over Nagorno-Karabakh,” said the analyst.
From: A. Papazian