Asked about his view of how to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Grudinin said Russia is playing a stabilizing role in the Caucasus region.
“Russia has some weight in the region. I’m familiar with this conflict. In my opinion, the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan should only be resolved through negotiations. The parties need to sit at the table to negotiate this issue. I have a positive attitude towards both Azerbaijanis and Armenians. I have friends from both nations. Hardly ever do Azerbaijanis and Armenians living in Russia have a problem with each other. I think no one needs war,” he said.
Grudinin also stressed that if he wins the election, he will contribute to this cause by way of negotiations.
“I consider that Azerbaijan and Armenia, through Russia’s mediation, will find a mutually acceptable solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” he noted.