U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toured the South Caucasus. Within this framework, she visited Yerevan and met with the leadership of the Armenian Republic. This year, the United States and Armenia celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. And in the course of negotiations with President Serzh Sargsyan Hillary Clinton stressed the importance of alliance between Washington and Yerevan.
Hillary Clinton, the U.S. secretary of state: "It is an honor to be here again in the year of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. In the last 20 years, the United States is working closely with Armenia. We attach great value to our partnership and continue to contribute to the development of democracy, the growing prosperity of its people. President Obama and I appreciate the contact with you. And our relationship will be as open as possible between friends. "
Later, during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Clinton raised a number of critical issues for Yerevan. In particular, it stressed that the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should not be linked to the ratification of the Armenian-Turkish protocols.
Hillary Clinton: "We believe that this is the way to a better future for the citizens of both countries. We clearly support the need for ratification of the Armenian-Turkish protocols without preconditions. "
Of course, Hillary Clinton could not avoid and the recent clash on the contact line of the armed forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan. Indeed, some experts believe that this incident was deliberately timed to coincide with the visit of U.S. Secretary of State to Yerevan.
Hillary Clinton: "I am very concerned about this incident. And we call on all parties to refrain from using force. This conflict has no military solution, it can only be resolved through negotiations. Of course, we are concerned, since the issue could turn into a large-scale incident, which would have a rather serious consequences. "
After a trip to Armenia Hillary Clinton waits to visit Azerbaijan. And we can not doubt that the U.S. Secretary of State, and there will also have much to say about the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. Although expected from her tour even the slightest weakening "the Karabakh knot" is not worth it. After Mrs. Clinton's visit was of evaluative rather than diplomatic in nature — says and shows the channel bigcaucasus.
All these visits are open and highlights the international media, and they concern, as you can see, mostly Caucasian republics of the former USSR. However, the U.S. acts in its own interests, and also to the Russian part of the Caucasus region.
In Krasnodar, operates a non-profit organization that does not know about any of the common people — South Regional Resource Center (YURRTS) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Especially interesting on their website page "about the donor".
Also, almost every region has affiliated organization, controlled and accountable organization, the name of which is based on the model of "Center for Civil Partnership" + the name of the region (such as civil partnerships Center Karachay-Cherkessia, and others).
In addition to all kinds of largely meaningless trainings and seminars on different social issues, these organizations are involved in supporting local government, including (or even especially) in rural areas. In general, anything bad they do not, but there are strange things that obviously no one is going to do and all of a sudden nothing. In particular, we learned these centers so insist on the formation of municipal enterprises, which will provide housing services, property manager, and do many other things for which the administration responded earlier. Administration as usual all the long 20 years (longer) it was not up to it, and everything else too.
Suddenly YURRTS which it was in 1997 as a do not care, and the Americans do not care that it was in 1992, suddenly took up rural housing, and even allocate the money. Is not it just like that, even now, when the number of natural disasters is increasing from year to year?
Apparently, human Trehlebov was, when he said that the Americans are going to live in Russia in the near future, or where such a rabid concern about the local population and the presence of all the creature comforts in the villages of the North Caucasus.
This is also evidenced that the population of those same communities on what they want it good, no one has asked. What's the difference — Directive launched, you can act.