Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, (2000-2008)

Significant state official who gained deserved respect and great influence all over the world passed away. Heydar Alirza oglu Aliyev's effective activity had been devoted directly to the common history of our nations during many years. He established foundation of strategic cooperation of Russia and Azerbaijan, presented great contribution in strengthening of our friendship and mutual understanding.

His passing is an irrevocable loss for Independent States Union, the whole international union.