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Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks with his Azerbaijani... News PhotoAgreement,Azerbaijan,Baku,Ceremony,Counterpart,Diplomacy,Foreign Minister,Horizontal,Ilham Aliyev,Official Visit,Oil,Politics,President,Russia,Sergei Lavrov,Talking,Vladimir PutinPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRussia's President Vladimir Putin (back L) speaks with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev (back 2nd L) during a signing ceremony in Baku, on August 13, 2013, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (front L) and his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov (R) signing an agreement. Russian crude giant Rosneft signed yesterday an oil and gas agreement with Azerbaijan's state energy firm aimed at loosening the European Union's ties with the key Caspian market. Neither side disclosed the full details of a deal that was sealed on the sidelines of talks in Baku between Putin and Aliyev. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI/ POOL/ MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)