Sergei Glazyev imagines that a Baku within the Eurasian Economic Union would create strong economic and business ties that would eventually mean a peace deal with neighbour Armenia.
Last year saw total mutual FDI stock within the bloc reach $26.8bn with Russia remaining responsible for the lion’s share of outward investment.
Ruling Republicans unwilling to review membership in Russian-led bloc despite campaign for "Armexit" by pro-Western Yelq party.
Proposal submitted by pro-Western Yelq claims Armenia's economy has suffered since joining Russian-led bloc.
Renewed violence on the breakaway region's border is likely to benefit incumbent President Bako Sahakyan.