Moscow demands from Baku to end the discrimination against Russians with Armenian surnames

Moscow demands from Baku to end the discrimination against Russians with Armenian surnames


MOSCOW, 5 July. /TASS/. Russia is demanding that the discrimination cease arriving in Azerbaijan of Russian citizens with Armenian surnames.

“We have to say that arriving in Azerbaijan, the Russian people are discriminated against on ethnic grounds”, – said the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with reports about the number of similar cases.

“We continue to demand the cessation of outrageous discriminatory practices are incompatible with the friendly relations between the two countries, said Russian depodesta. – Of course, we will draw conclusions from the current situation”.

As noted in the foreign Ministry, since the beginning of this year, 25 Russian citizens have been refused entry to Azerbaijan. They were detained for several hours, in some cases without food, water and medical care, and then deported at his own expense. As the base, at the same time called their Armenian names, but there were cases “when individuals with Russian surnames, names and patronymics were interrogated to identify the “Armenian ancestors.”

The Russian foreign Ministry pointed out that repeatedly, including in official music appeals demanded an end to this practice, but has not received a clear and satisfactory answer. “In the second note, the Azerbaijani foreign Ministry States that “to prevent unwanted incidents Azerbaijan is forced to apply the relevant regulation in relation to a number of persons”, – noted in the Ministry.

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