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ArmInfo-Turan: Today Russia's Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Vladimir Dorokhin, was invited to the Foreign Ministry, where Deputy Foreign Minister, Mahmud Mammadguliyev, handed him a note of protest over an article "Over 25 years Karabakh learned to be unrecognized" published on the website of the state news agency of Russia, "RIA-Novosti."
According to the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan, Mammadguliyev informed the Ambassador about growing number of anti-Azerbaijani articles in the recent Russian media. This casts a shadow on the mediating role of Russia in the Karabakh settlement process, as a co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group.
Turan reports that in the article, "RIA-Novosti" 'distorted realities that are calling for the promotion of separatism and extremism, disrespect of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. This is contrary to the provision of the treaty between the two countries signed on July 3, 1997 on "friendship, cooperation and mutual
The publication of such a provocative article in the Russian government agency is contrary to the spirit of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and is harmful, Turan reports.
Since yesterday a number of pro-government media in Azerbaijan began to criticize "RIA Novosti". However, the Azerbaijani authorities themselves, for many years, have opened the green light for this agency in Azerbaijan.
Thus, the branch of the agency is located in a building owned by a senior official of the presidential administration of Azerbaijan.
Many of the pro-government media are neighbors in the same building. At one time, the state newspaper of Azerbaijan isolated whole columns for messages of "RIA-Novosti" that was presented as a manifestation of successful cooperation in humanitarian sphere.