CIS leaders are due to meet starting on 26 August in the Volga River city of Kazan.
The predominantly ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh pulled away from Soviet Azerbaijan in 1988, triggering a war that killed an estimated 35,000 people and drove tens of thousands of civilians from their homes. Despite a 1994 cease-fire, Armenia and Azerbaijan remain technically at war over the territory.
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