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President Vladimir Putin was presented an Honorary Doctor's gown at Baku Slavic University

January 10, 2001, Baku

On receiving the gown, Mr Putin said the Russian language was the language of fundamental science, advanced industry and interstate communication.

President Putin noted President Aliyev’s personal commitment to preserving the Russian language and culture in Azerbaijan. The course chosen by the Azerbaijani Government not only meets the interests of Azerbaijan, but helps to develop bilateral relations.

January 10, 2001, Baku