Moscow. 28 December. REPORT.AZ/ The Intellectual elites of Azerbaijan and Russia should actively promote rapprochement between Moscow and Baku.
Chairman of the International Eurasian Movement, Russia's public-political figure Alexander Dugin told the Russian bureau of Report News Agency.
"Russian Azerbaijanis should become the very force that will develop Russia-Azerbaijan relations", A. Dugin said noting that efforts of the Azerbaijani diaspora in this direction are still insufficient.
The expert called closure of the All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress (ARAC) as a negative point in the development of relations.
"It is impossible, of course, to talk here about the task-oriented step of Russia, but it would be possible, if desired, to formalize this question differently. The way it was done, I personally cringed at this. I consider this a disappointing misunderstanding, which should not cast a shadow on Russian-Azerbaijani relations", he added.
According to him, intellectual elites should work more actively to bring Russia and Azerbaijan closer, coming up with the leaders of both countries in this direction.