'Scratch a Russian and you find a Tatar', so the Napoleonic proverb goes. The comment was no doubt meant as a slight, and
The past year has been a difficult year for the whole region. Cold War rhetoric returned to the former Soviet Union and was met with rejection and, at times, with fear. Azerbaijan was not different...
Vladimir Putin has unveiled an ambitious plan to forge a new economic superpower from a clutch of former Soviet states. Writing