Where will the Georgian authorities lead their country?

18/12/2016 - 12:12

The Georgian population is seriously disappointed in democratic procedures and is gradually losing faith in the European course of development.

This is evidenced by the results of the recent parliamentary elections in Georgia. Experts have noted that turnout of voters was only half of the country's citizens. At the same time a considerable part of those who came to the polling stations experienced certain pessimism about the pro-Western policy of development of the Georgian state.

It indicates that Georgia is at a political deadlock, and more and more voters feel this fact.
The statements of the Georgian politicians that the Western course of development will enable them to become a full member of the EU and NATO failed to be implemented and led to disappointment.

The theme of the North Atlantic integration should be considered separately. Leaving aside the loud statements of the current president Mr. Margvelashvili and its predecessor, the criminal Saakashvili, it is interesting to know what concrete benefits Georgia has got from contacts with NATO.

Without NATO, Saakashvili would have never ventured into a bloody adventure in August 2008. The problem of resolving conflicts with South Ossetia and Abkhazia would have been remained under the ongoing negotiation process, very difficult, but not bloody. A lot of people would have survived.

Currently Georgian servicemen participate in all international NATO military operations all over the world, where NATO troops are fighting. Georgian servicemen are wounded, gave their lives for alien interests. On the territory of the country are periodically held military exercises with the involvement of the western contingent that does not contribute to peace and stability in the region. On the contrary, the main objective of the West is to incite Georgia against Russia, constantly trying to cash in on the issue of the "occupied territories".

Recently, on the territory of the joint NATO and Georgia's Center for training and assessment (JTEC) near Tbilisi have started the military exercises "NATO-Georgia 2016". This year it is the third multinational exercises on the territory of Georgia - after "Noble Partner" in May and "Agile Spirit" in September. There is a systematic build-up of scale and intensity of the operational training of the Georgian armed forces according to NATO standards with the active involvement of the command and staff structures of the Alliance.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia, as well as the press-service of the Defense Ministry of South Ossetia have stated that the measures to improve the level of combat readiness of the Armed Forces of Georgia by NATO, the constituent part of which is to hold the military exercises- is to support the confrontational policy of Georgia and strengthening its military and political ambitions. The leaders of the Washington Regional Committee force a fully under controlled Margvelashvili once again put the country on the verge of resuming military adventures.

Something similar happens with the issue of Georgia's accession to the EU. Brussels attracts Tbilisi by "membership", in fact, knowing well that a poverty-ridden country, and even with territorial claims to the independent states is absolutely useless for Europe. Even the visa liberalization the EU promises to the Georgians not the first year.

So where will lead Georgia its current president Mr. Margvelashvili and his supporters of European integration and Russophobia? Moreover, the impoverished people are less willing to believe in a beautiful fairy tale of Brussels and Washington about the beautiful future.

Inal Pliev,
International expert of IA "Res"

The results of the presidential elections in Georgia – the new name, the old anti-Russian course

29/10/2013 - 20:04

Presidential elections in Georgia have not brought sensations. The new head of state, as predicted almost all, has become the candidate of the ruling coalition "Georgian Dream", uninviting and uncharismatic George Margvelashvili. There was not a second round, his nearest rivals- the candidate of the former ruling party "United National Movement" David Bakradze and former Speaker of the Parliament Nino Burjanadze, together scored less than a third of votes.
But this is not so important. Since these elections, the presidential post in Georgia will be more symbolic than practical. In accordance with the amendments to the Constitution, adopted three years ago, the president's powers are greatly reduced, redistributed between the parliament and the government (controlled by the same "Georgian Dream "). Saakashvili`s era has become irrevocably a thing of the past.
The elections were not an arena for the struggle of ideologies. The top three candidates for the presidency demonstrated touching unanimity on the main directions of foreign policy. President-elect Margvelashvili, as well as Bakradze and Burjanadze, support Georgia's accession to NATO and the EU, rejecting the possibility of returning the country in the CIS ("Georgia is clearly moving in the direction of Europe ") and dreaming of "the restoration of the territorial integrity of Georgia," that means, the return of the independent states South Ossetia and Abkhazia that is, of course, impossible.
There is no doubt that the Georgian course "from Russia" and Euro-Atlantic integration will not change. It is also absurd to expect improvement of Russian-Georgian, Georgian- Ossetian and Georgian- Abkhazian relations, the evidence of which is a number of actions against the installation of barbed wire along the Georgian -South Ossetian border, collecting signatures for a petition against Georgia's participation in the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi ( since the beginning of October has already been collected 28,000 ), burning Russian flags and other such tricks, demonstrating the true approach of Tbilisi to establish inter-state relations.
A striking finishing touch is the reaction of the Georgian leadership to the participation of the Russian pilot Ivan Nechayev, who among other warriors repelled the Georgian aggression in August 2008, in the Olympic torch relay. "The government, which intends to improve relations with the neighboring country, should not behave so provocatively," - commented on the fact the offended government of Georgia. The problem for Tbilisi, as well as in recent years, is not in unleashing the war against South Ossetia, but only in the response of Russia to this inhumane action.
And «to establish relations», apparently, is fundamentally important not for Georgia, which has damaged them itself, but just for Russia.
And this is despite the fact that the Russian market, contrary to the interests of the consumer and the foreign policy objectives of the Russian Federation, has opened for the Georgian wine and mineral water "Borjomi " (which, frankly speaking, loses Russian mineral water both in quality and price ). What other unilateral concessions are required from the Russian side? ... But in Tbilisi are not ready to accept the reality. Georgian political circles still do not even realize such an obvious thing that the train of the "confederate Georgia" is off, and the order of the day is not the "return" of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which will never happen, but the preservation of the territorial unity that yet remained. Not accidentally Margvelashvili, Bakradze and Burjanadze, as previously Saakashvili with Ivanishvili, during the pre-election campaign in various ways were singing an old song about «finding a common language with Abkhazians and Ossetians» and the construction of new Georgia," which will be interesting for both Abkhazians and Ossetians."
In the current circumstances, the personal composition of the Georgian leadership is not so important - it is still unable to cope with the challenges of the time. In Georgia in the foreseeable future there will be neither pro-Russian, nor pro-Georgian politicians, realizing the depth of the internal and external risks facing the state. For qualitative improvement of the Russian-Georgian relations it is absurd the claims against Russia, but the repentance of the Georgian leadership (and, more importantly, of the society) for the events of 2008 (or rather, for what was happening at least since 1989). But Georgia is proud of its "heroes." The country obviously needs external governance, and it is necessary to carry out the old methods - by a Russian governor-general from the Vorontsov Palace, situated on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi.

Five years of the "August war": Interim Results

07/08/2013 - 18:09

Five years ago, on the night of August 8, 2008, the Georgian government committed a fatal strategic mistake. Overestimating the political support of the United States and having underestimated the moral obligations assumed by Russia, Tbilisi launched a war of aggression against South Ossetia, resulted in the predictable defeat of the Georgian military machine and the final loss of the two former Georgian autonomies.

Review of the Georgian media. Georgia in the international prostitution network is not able to recover from the scandal about the videos with scenes of tortures in prisons

30/07/2013 - 19:49

Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia Ilya II said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had promised to return Georgian refugees to South Ossetia. This is stated in the article of the Georgian news website "Georgia Online" on July 28, 2013, "Ilya II hopes that Putin will fulfill the promise to return refugees."
It is noted in the article that "Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilya II ho

Review of the Georgian media: Saakashvili's supporters are afraid of the investigation of the causes of the 2008 war and catastrophically lost their political influence

30/04/2013 - 14:25

The "brooms revolution" in Georgia, which resulted in a vast majority of parliamentary seats won by earlier oppositional "Georgian Dream" of the current Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili, brought about changes in the activity of the Georgian media. One can observe, which of them has been still exercising loyalty to President Mikhail Saakashvili, and who has already changed his policy and is supporting the new government.
News agency "Georgia Online," has not changed its editorial policy in favor of political trends, trying on an unaccustomed role of opposing to the new Georgian regime. It has been consistently criticizing the policy pursued by the Ivanishvili`s team, as one can see from the headlines. One of them (April 28, 2013) reads: "Ivanishvili assessed the election as "normal" and has again "bitten" the "United National Movement". Here, the Chairman of the Georgian government is compared to a dog ... (which bites).

Media Review of Georgia:Georgia is in a mess because of the threat of new arrests, but the country does not think to abandon the course that led to its collapse

25/02/2013 - 18:17

Georgia continues to dot the i's and cross the t's after the criminal governing by Eduard Shevardnadze and Saakashvili, who, along with Zviad Gamsakhurdia, distinguished themselves in the most scaled crimes and human rights violations.
"The family of a journalist Georgy Sanaya demands for a new investigation and will soon go to the prosecutor," - writes the Georgian publication "Georgia Online" February 24 in an article "Family of a journalist Georgy Sanaya is demanding re-investigation of the case."