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Vladimir Kazimirov, famous diplomat and peace advocate, passed away

Vladimir Kazimirov, famous diplomat and peace advocate, passed away

ArmInfo.Famous Russian diplomat, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Vladimir Kazimirov, who made enormous efforts for a fair solution to the Karabakh issue, has passed away at the age of 94. 

Vladimir Kazimirov was born in Moscow, after graduating from MGIMO  (1953) he served in the embassies in Hungary and Brazil. He was  ambassador to Costa Rica, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Angola,  Guatemala. He headed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs divisions for  Latin America and Africa.  Participated in the resolution of  conflicts in southwest Africa and Nagorno-Karabakh (co-chair of the  OSCE Minsk Group). Since 2000 - retired. Deputy Chairman of the  Association of Russian Diplomats. Since 2011 - Chairman of the  Council of Veterans of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Members of the International Russian-Armenian Lazarev Club, headed by  Konstantin Zatulin, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian  Federation and the coordinator of the Club, expressed their  condolences in connection with the death of the great diplomat.  "Today, we were deeply saddened to learn that our great friend,  senior comrade and associate, member of the Council of the  International Lazarev Club, Ambassador Extraordinary and  Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation Vladimir Nikolaevich  Kazimirov, has passed away. 

Vladimir Nikolaevich, working in various positions and always  honorably representing and defending the interests of his Motherland,  made a truly unique contribution to the search for a peaceful  resolution of conflicts in the former Soviet Caucasus, primarily  around Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh). Over the years, he acquired the  role of an indisputable "guru" expert and diplomat, whose opinion  could not be ignored by anyone. We are lucky to live and work with  and next to him, to adopt his knowledge and experience.  We know how  painfully Kazimirov experienced everything that is happening today  before our eyes in this part of the Caucasus.

Dear Vladimir Nikolaevich was at the forefront of the creators and  ideologists of the Lazarev Club, actively participated in the work of  the Club Council, and made great efforts to strengthen  Russian-Armenian relations. Until his last days, Vladimir Nikolaevich  fought for the preservation of historical ties and sympathy between  the Russian and Armenian peoples. I have always believed that  political adventurers and the conjuncture of the times cannot destroy  the connection between our peoples. We will always remember you, dear  Vladimir Nikolaevich! We will not give up and will continue the work  we started.  Blessed memory to you! We sincerely share the grief of  Vladimir Nikolaevich's family, friends and relatives. Please accept  our sincere sympathy and words of support in this difficult time. We  mourn with you." 

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