The organizing committee of a Lezgin people’s congress yesterday issued to Azerbaijan a second warning. (For first warning see Monitor, October 9) Yesterday’s "declaration" calls on Russia to deploy Russian border troops on Azerbaijan’s borders with Turkey and Iran. (Interfax, October 9). The call dovetails with Moscow’s own proposals to Baku for "joint protection" of Azerbaijan’s "external borders." It suggests some plan to play once more the Lezgin and, potentially, Talysh "ethnic cards" against Azerbaijan.
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