After the agreement reached on November 9, 2020, a new situation has developed in the region. If Azerbaijan regained part of its territory, then Armenia lost it. The mistakes made by the Armenian Prime Minister shook the country's domestic political situation.
The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh was closely followed not only by Russia and Turkey, but also by Iran, the closest neighbour of Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Before the war of September 27, 2020, there were about 150,000 people living in Nagorno-Karabakh, who are practically 100% Armenian. There were practically no Azerbaijanis there. It is estimated that around 90,000 people left Nagorno-Karabakh during the war, most of whom returned to Armenia-controlled Nagorno-Karabakh after the ceasefire, accompanied by Russian peacekeepers.
The biggest loser in the war is Armenia and its controlled Nagorno-Karabakh, which lost not only the people, military equipment and territories, but also the national self-confidence and pride that it was able to regain in the first Nagorno-Karabakh war in the early 1990s.
The affiliation of Baku and Yerevan with Nagorno-Karabakh has been disputed since February 1988, when the region announced its secession from the Azerbaijani SSR. During the armed conflict in 1992-1994, Azerbaijan lost control of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven neighbouring areas.
It should be noted that some facts from M. Mishustin's biography indicate his possible connections with various Russian power structures.
Firstly, it could be described as a kind of “family affair” because, according to some sources, the Russian Prime Minister’s father, Vladimir, served on Committee for State Security KGB before working for the “Aeroflot”.
Observers of the political process had probably predicted that Russian President Vladimir Putin would announce amendments to the constitution in his message to the Federal Assembly on January 15, 2020. However, none of the experts expected the then Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s government would resign on the same day and that V. Putin will elect Mikhail Mishustin, the then head of the Federal Tax Service's FNS.
The concealing of cases of Covid-19 infections have activated extensive dissatisfaction among the Turkmens living abroad. Since spring several protest actions have taken place.
Speaking at a video session of the UN General Assembly on September 22 this year, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov spoke about the coronavirus pandemic, and stressed that Ashgabat had taken timely measures to protect against the spread of the infection and cooperated closely with the UN.
The restoration of Crimea's "military might" since its annexation in 2014 plays a significant role in demonstrating Russia as a major power both for domestic and international society. The annexation of Crimea demonstrated that Russia is ready to defend its foreign policy interests by force, even if that would mean losing the favor of a previously loyal country, Ukraine.
Just as the Crimean Peninsula can be considered a Russian outpost to southern Europe, the Kaliningrad region is Russia's outpost in the western direction. Kaliningrad is not connected to a land corridor with the rest of Russia, which makes it a 'watchtower beyond the fortress borders'.