Some Azerbaijanis in Russia say they have received threats for refusing to attack Armenians. German Ananyants, Vice President of the Union of Armenians of Russia, stated this in a conversation with Armenian News-NEWS.am.
According to him, these Russian Azerbaijanis received such threats from the Azerbaijani leadership. "It testifies to the organized nature of the attacks on Armenians. There is no information about new attacks on Armenians, anti-Armenian protests, or obstruction of [their] business and trade. But it is obvious that they are always trying to involve us in some processes. That’s why we call on our compatriots not to give in to provocations and not to commit any act of revenge," he added.
To note, after the escalation of military tension on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border in July, clashes between Armenians and Azerbaijanis took place in various countries—including Russia.
Against this backdrop, Armenian agricultural products were rejected in a Moscow market belonging to Azerbaijanis. Also, all Armenian goods were removed from the shopping centers also belonging to Azerbaijanis. But there are no such obstacles any longer.