Mehriban Aliyeva is the most influential woman in the South Caucasus
Russia-based Livejournal magazine has published an article describing Azerbaijan’s First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva as the most influential woman in the South Caucasus.
The article says that Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has recently presented the Order of the saint Equal to the Apostles Duchess Olga of the 2nd Degree, a high order of the Russian Orthodox Church, to Azerbaijan’s First Vice-President, Mehriban Aliyeva in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
“The order was conferred to Mehriban Aliyeva for her support of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as her outstanding contributions to strengthening friendship between Russia and Azerbaijan.”
The article also highlights Mehriban Aliyeva’s biography, saying she graduated from the I.M.Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University with an honorary diploma in 1988. “She worked at the Moscow Scientific Research Institute for Eye Diseases. Since 1995, Mehriban Aliyeva has been the president at the Friends of the Azerbaijani Culture Foundation, created upon her initiative.”