Refugees from Georgia's war with Russia are being resettled in villages but long for their old homes and communities.
Foreign licenses, such as the BBC's, could be yanked as Baku tilts away from the West.
With oil wealth evaporating and international investments fleeing following the war with Georgia, Russia braces for more hard times.
No longer president, he still commands center stage and a high level of trust
President Medvedev visits Venezuela this week as a Russian nuclear warship leads joint maneuvers.