ArmInfo. Moscow will take concrete, more substantive steps in the South Caucasus after the elections to the State Duma and the completion of the process of forming the power vertical. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by Chief Researcher at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Russian orientalist Alexei Malashenk
According to the results of the elections of the members of State Duma, held from September 17 to September 19, after the CEC processed 100% of the protocols, the ruling United Russia party won with 49.82%. The barrier of 5%, in addition to the United Russia, was overcome by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation with 18.93%, the Liberal Democratic Party - 7.55%, "Fair Russia - Patriots - For the Truth" -7.46% and New People - 5.32%. According to head of the CEC Ella Pamfilova, the turnout in the parliamentary elections was 51.68 percent, and their final results are expected to be summed up on September 24.
"We perfectly see the urgent and periodically brewing problems in the region as a whole, and around the Karabakh conflict, in particular. I think that more concrete actions will follow after the final completion of the electoral cycle, "the analyst forecasts.
In Malashenko's opinion, there is no reason to expect some kind of crucial steps by Moscow before the completion of the stage of internal changes in Russia. According to him, Russian diplomacy continues to work, including in the Caucasus. And all the process in the region is under control and appropriate attention. Another question is that Moscow does not intend to violate the existing regional status quo with new initiatives and strategies until the end of the entire internal electoral cycle.
"However, Russia has already stopped the 44-day war, consolidating a new status quo and creating preconditions for a peaceful settlement of the conflict in the form of a tripartite commission of deputy premiers of Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation. And, in my opinion, if we talk about the substantive results of the commission's work , then they can be expected in a few weeks after the elections. With the return of our diplomacy to its place and the beginning of a new stage of its work, including in the Caucasus, " Malashenko summed up.