On 19 September Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a condolence letter to the family of writer and publicist Andrey Nuykin.
The letter runs as follows:
"I have learnt with deep sorrow about the death of Andrey Nuykin.
As one of the founders and inspirers of the "Karabagh" Russian Intelligentsia Committee Mr. Nuykin was well-known and enjoyed a great respect in our country.
Being a true patriot and democrat, he actively supported the aspiration of our people to live freely and independently in their own soil.
He made a tangible contribution to the objective and fair coverage of the Karabakh cause, presenting to the world the facts of gross violations of human rights committed by Azerbaijan.
The merits of Andrey Nuykin are deservedly appreciated by our people. He was awarded the high state award of the Artsakh Republic - the "Mkhitar Gosh" medal.
On behalf of the people, authorities of the Artsakh Republic and myself personally I express my deep condolences to all the relatives and friends of Andrey Nuykin in connection with the great loss that befell all of us. His bright memory will always remain in our hearts".