Voter turnout in the Republic at 12.00 is 33, 487%

09/04/2017 - 15:57

Voter turnout in the presidential elections and the referendum in the Republic at 12.00 is 33.487 percent, reported the Сhairman of the Central Election Committee of South Ossetia Bella Plieva in the press center of the South Ossetian Election Committee.
"The percentage of voters in Tskhinval by 12.00 is 31, 233 percent, in Tskhinval district - 35, 294 % , in Dzau district - 14, 236 %, in Kvaisa - 44, 972% , in Znaur district - 33, 475 %, in Leningor district - 44, 957 %," said Plieva.
Plieva has also pointed out the activity of voters in the territory of North Ossetia.

Double standards of Tbilisi politicians keep Georgia in the 90s

24/03/2017 - 15:03

For the past week, some pages of Georgian and European publications are full of headlines about the new "aggressive" plans of Moscow in the Caucasus.
Let's listen to what say Georgian politicians. Let's start with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mikheil Janelidze. According to him, "any agreements between the Russian Federation and the de facto authorities are illegitimate. Such actions are not aimed at ensuring peace, peaceful solution to the conflict and hinder the peace process needed to resolve this conflict. "

The Russia-South Ossetia cooperation development

23/03/2017 - 18:59

In these days we can hear a lot about speculative treason, which Russia committed against one of the closest ally South Ossetia. Some pro-western experts assure public of Moscow capability to negotiate with new Tbilisi authorities: refuse the recognition of South Ossetia independence in exchange for extending cooperation with Georgia. Meanwhile it’s clear that such statements bear no relation with reality.

Russia will continue to protect the rights of its Paralympians

19/03/2017 - 10:51

The Russian Paralympic Committee will continue to defend the rights of athletes in international courts, and Russian Paralympians will continue training. This was stated at the meeting in the State Duma, though the Russian Paralympic athletes were suspended from the qualifying competitions of the 2018 Paralympic Games.

New ambitions of the US-Georgian military cooperation

02/03/2017 - 23:22

Official Tbilisi is actively seeking for approaches to the administration of Donald Trump, at the same time without losing the possibility to intensify political and military cooperation with Brussels.

February 10, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Janelidze. On the eve of the visit Georgian commentators, concerned about the possible, in their view, fall of Washington's interest in his Caucasian "Outpost", argued the need for Trump to pass a "Georgian test" designed to be no less decisive than the "Crimean", "Donbas" or "Ukrainian".

The question is, in their opinion, not only in the statements of politicians and in full consensus on the need for Georgia's membership in NATO, but also in participation of the Georgian contingent in ISAF operation in Afghanistan (where it is the second largest). The two countries are tied by "Strategic Partnership Charter" signed in 2009 and by a number of joint programs, including those related to logistics and equipping the Georgian armed forces.

Tbilisi expressed satisfaction from the first contact with the Secretary of State of the USA. According to the former head of the State Chancellery of Georgia, political scientist Peter Mamradze an important guarantee of immutability of Washington's policy toward Tbilisi is also a Republican majority in Congress and the Senate.

In addition, the Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria was invited to Brussels for a meeting of colleagues from NATO countries, where in the framework of the meeting "NATO-Georgia" held a series of bilateral meetings, including with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Georgian minister urged his counterparts from NATO to intensify support to Georgia and Ukraine in the framework of "security" in the Black Sea region. In response, Stoltenberg said memorized phrases about concern on strengthening of Russia's relations with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

But no less important was the visit of Levan Isoria and Chief of General Staff Vladimir Chachibaya to Bavarian Hohenfels. At the site of the former SS there is stationed now a US military base with an international training center for training military personnel going with the mission to Afghanistan and other countries. Currently there, in particular, are trained military personnel of 23rd battalion of the second infantry brigade of Georgian armed forces.

Levan Izoria agreed with the commander of US land forces in Europe, Lieutenant-General Frederick Ben Hodges on the establishment of a similar "military training center" in Georgia. Apparently, it will be created on the territory of the former military base of the Russian army in Vaziani near Tbilisi. The US and other NATO instructors will train Georgian troops there.

In late 2016, Washington and Tbilisi agreed on a three-year training program for new Georgian servicemen. "We intend to implement these ambitious plans this year. With our strategic partners, we will build a military training center similarly to Hoenfelskim "- said Levan Izoria.

The US military leaders spared no enthusiastic assessments of the high professionalism of the Georgian military participating in the mission in Afghanistan, called the Georgians "proud and reliable partners", "loving freedom and struggling for it," which "can ensure stability in the Caucasus and the Black Sea region" .

Hodges has stressed the important contribution of European command of the US armed forces in the development of the defense capacity of the Georgian army, announcing that soon he will leave for Tbilisi on the next visit. In addition, "the commanders of the bases in Grafenberg and Hohenfels in the near future will go to Georgia to get acquainted on the spot with the process of construction of the training center ... I think that the Georgian-US relations today are stronger than ever and will continue."

Earlier, the head of the Georgian government Giorgi Kvirikashvili emphasized on the need during the implementation of NATO programs for advanced combat training of Georgian troops.

A few years ago in Hohenfelse were serving both Georgian and Ukrainian soldiers and officers.

In August 2015, with the participation of Jens Stoltenberg and then Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili in Georgia was opened a joint NATO training center. It is also known that in the suburbs of Tbilisi is functioning bacteriological laboratory under the auspices of the US Defence Department. There is no doubt that the construction of new facilities, as well as the likely resuscitation of GUAM (the meeting at the level of heads of government is scheduled for March 27 in Kiev) can mean a new stage of NATO expansion into the former Soviet Union

Georgia should build equal relations with its neighbors

02/03/2017 - 23:18

The growth of the pro-Russian sentiments among the population of Georgia has been noted by a recent survey of public opinion in Georgia conducted by the Western sociological services. The most large-scale and most resonant was a study, which lasted a whole month - from 4 November to 4 December 2016, by direct interview, covering 3000 141 people (!).

According to its results, the number of respondents who stand for good relations with Russia jumped since the previous year from 48 to 54 percent.

The survey was conducted by the USA National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, NDI). It was created by the US government in 1983 and is functioning in more than 130 countries for "democracy promotion in developing countries."

It is financed by the US State Department, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Fund for US democracy, as well as by a number of other state and not very sources, many of which do not like to advertise their name. NDI is headed by the executioner of Serbia, the former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

The results of the survey have prompted the United States to give a command to anti-Russian "nationalist" (and in fact - anti-national, anti-Georgian, judging by the results of their quarter-century works) forces, supervised by them, to intensify their work. It is clear - the political events in the world caused threat among some forces, which considered that the Georgian people are completely under their control. In addition, the situation in Georgia began to develop along the way undesirable for them. It became obvious the strength not of certain elite groups but of broad cross-section of the population and nationally oriented clergy. Their resistance to the ideology of the destruction of their past for the sake of alien interests, reigning over a quarter century, has become more decisive.

This was unexpected, because during its rule this ideological infection caused great harm to the people of Georgia. Due to time and situational whims of some individuals whose relationship with the special services of foreign countries is beyond any doubt, have been destroyed friendly relations with the neighboring nations - Russia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. As a result of the war, unleashed against South Ossetia and Abkhazia, were killed many Georgians (we're talking about the damage sustained by Georgia, but not about the harm caused by Georgia to its neighbors). The burning and looting of 117 Ossetian villages in South Ossetia and the depopulation of the dozens of other Ossetian villages in the subsequent period due to the economic blockade declared by the Georgian government, led to economic collapse in the neighboring villages of Georgia, with which they had economic ties, to an outflow of the population of the surrounding Georgian villages. In addition, the exile of the Ossetian population of the Kareli, Kakheti, Borjomi and Lagodekhi districts of Georgia led to the freezing of the local economic infrastructure. For example, the famous resorts of Borjomi district were not functioning for several years. In addition, the destruction of relationships with other Soviet republics and Soviet supply system abruptly dumped the standard of living of the majority of the population of independent Georgia to such gloomy depths of Hell, which the ordinary people of the Georgian SSR could not see even in a nightmare.

Everyone knows that the showcase health is open only to residents of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. A majority of the Georgian workers are separated from it by a high cash fence.

Of course, the people of Georgia, who gave the world a lot of outstanding literary works, the wise, instructive parables, on the twenty-fifth year of deceit simply could not but suspected a trick.

Apparently, therefore is so officious fussy activity of the western puppets - Russophobe forces. But these are panic actions peculiar to agony. If you regularly get acquainted with the statements of their representatives, it is easy to see that among them are also Ossetianphobes, Abkhazophobes, Armenianphobes, Azerbaydzhanphobes. But what is most surprising and, at first sight, unexpected, at the same time - Georgianphobes! Through their puppets they managed to embroil entire nation with its neighbors, isolating it from the historical friends, throwing their arms around and dictating terms of "friendship" - a common method that these forces have successfully used not only in Georgia.

Representatives of the same forces disguise themselves in the Georgian patriots’ clothes and have turned it from a prosperous Soviet republic into the impoverished territory with flagrant social stratification. These hysterical protesters do not separate us from Russia, declaring the capture of the "so-called" South Ossetia and Abkhazia by "the Kremlin occupants."

Let's see who can be dissatisfied with the Russian presence in South Ossetia. They are the ones who for 20 years - from 1988 to 2008 were destroying South Ossetia. They are unhappy that Russia is building houses, kindergartens, schools, hospitals, libraries, water supply system, street lighting, roads and everything, everything, everything!

"The Kremlin occupants," also cause strong dissatisfaction of pathogens. One cannot express how microbes are affected by "the Kremlin occupants"! By providing all necessary medical institutions of South Ossetia, "the Kremlin's occupants," violate the microbes’ plans against the people of South Ossetia. They were especially outraged by the construction of a luxury children's hospital.

Those who are dissatisfied with this, those who call South Ossetia the "occupied", liken themselves to bacteria, microbe and bacillus!

In the article "Georgian politicians themselves feel uneasy, making such absurd statements" on February 10, 2017 we have already studied some of the masterpieces of the Georgian political thought. Now we`ll continue.

State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civil Equality Ketevan Tsikhelashvili stated that "Tskhinvali is occupied."

Vice-Speaker of the Georgian Parliament Sergi Kapanadze calls on the national authorities and the international community "to focus on the situation in the so-called South Ossetia." The politician calls it as the "challenge of the dark Russian forces." We know that in Georgia are following the publications in the Ossetian media. It would be desirable that Mr. Kapanadze recall that it was Georgia which for many years, since 1991 to 2004, was keeping South Ossetia in the dark energy blockades, and only thanks to Russia, "the people who were sitting in darkness have seen a great light, "- just like in the Bible! (Matf.4: 14-16). So not Russian forces are dark! On the contrary, Russia, in contrast to such a traitor to their own people as Tsikhelashvili, Kapanadze and others like them, brings salvation and light, not only electric, and not only to


But the dark forces are those who have repeatedly brought the darkness to the Ossetian land and want to bring more.

Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the "National Movement" Tina Bokuchava accuses her own government ... in the performance of tasks from the Kremlin. The list of negative decisions has included the alleged bonded agreement between Georgia and "Gazprom", as well as the planned abolition of benefits for refugees on the Georgian territory.

Member of the "National Forum" Soso Vakhtangashvili believes that "there was never any trace of the Ossetian ethnos on the occupied territories of Georgia ". He calls the "rename of the Georgian land in Alanya" neither more nor less than a "crime against humanity". It is not surprising that he does not consider the shooting of sleeping Tskhinval with "Grad", tanks and artillery, mass killings of civilians a crime.

Тhe culmination can be called the statement of the leader of the parliamentary majority Archil Talakvadze. The intention to hold a referendum in South Ossetia he connects with the fact that "Russia is worried about the success and progress of Georgia, so it is looking for new ways to feel calmer in the occupied territories. In addition, the politician recalled the topic of visa liberalization. He stressed that "in the future Abkhazian and Ossetian brothers will be able to take advantage of this boon." What is the "boon" - we have already discussed in a previous article. This "right" is to spend their money in Europe, but in any case they are not allowed to work and receive a salary in Europe. But this is what was promised to the people of Georgia, when they were destroying their economy, traditional national values, national consciousness and way of life! What a terrible, what a huge lie!

It is useful to ask who we are, after all, to Georgian politicians: the victims captured by the invaders, aggressors of the native Georgian lands or brothers. The answer is obvious: official Tbilisi should not make loud statements, moreover, contradictory. This often happens in politics when from overseas is received an order to lie, but there are no any instructions what to lie and how to lie.

But adults should be ashamed to do so. True is always better, isn't this what they were taught in childhood by their parents?

You cannot call the rescue of people from killing as an aggression. You cannot call the liberation as the occupation. You cannot complain about the development of medicine, likening yourself to bacteria. You cannot call the dark forces those who bring light.

It is necessary to restore order in their own country, so that the ordinary Georgians can live better. If they have a better life, they will think less about the seizure of other people's homes. The quickest way to achieve this noble goal is building normal, equal relations with its neighbors. To do this, Georgia needs a revolutionary, honest rethinking of the traversed path. The healthiest forces of the Georgian people have already begun to understand it. Therefore were activated the stooges of external forces

What Crack is on Both Sides of the North Atlantic?

01/02/2017 - 18:56

What Crack is on Both Sides of the North Atlantic?
Just as in the last century in Europe was wandering some ghost, now on both sides of the North Atlantic is a deafening crash. That is not a natural disaster. It`s falling apart at the seams ideological framework that ruled the planet in the last quarter of a century. All the more evident is the disappointment of the peoples of the countries - the flagships of the "new world order".
It is primarily the United States, France, Britain and Germany. Let us briefly focus on each of them.

2017 as the litmus test for Georgia

16/01/2017 - 15:57

The anti-Russian forces in the West at the cost of incredible efforts are holding discontent of the peoples of their countries. The anger of voters is caused by deterioration of relations with Russia, irresponsible policy in the Middle East and the Maghreb, which flooded Europe with hundreds of thousands of frightened and aggressive migrants.

Elections in the United States, France, Bulgaria and Moldova have shown that people, who are still free to choose their leaders, reject Russophobia. They want to see in leading positions those politicians who promise to rollback from a dangerous policy that led the world to the brink of a large-scale war.

The bankrupted world political forces (only yesterday the all-powerful ones) have relied not only on the anti-Russian hysteria inflation, but also on discrediting the politicians who oppose them in the countries of the Western world. Their rhetoric, becoming more stupid and sounding more plaintive, is the evidence how they are scared, disoriented, catching at the last straw.

At the time, they were able to seize a number of states with the help of traitors to pretend patriots and nationalists. However, over the past period, the people have realized that the colorful slogans were a hoax, and politicians who came to power on a wave of the "colored" and off-colored revolutions do not think about the welfare of the people, but perform the functions of colonial administrations, providing to pumping out to the West the national wealth of the voluntary colonies led by them.

Georgia is not an exception.

In Georgia live the hard-working people who reached excellent financial results in the years of Soviet power. There were hundreds of industrial enterprises in the country, which made much of profit. The almost universal employment along with agricultural development allowed providing one of the highest rates of living standards. However, in the late 1980s - early 1990s appeared public organizations, which advocated the break with the Soviet Union and rapprochement with the West, primarily with the United States, membership in NATO. In 1991 Georgia proclaimed "the blockade of the Soviet Union", which led in fact to self-blockade of Georgia, rapture of economic ties with industrial partners and subcontractors. At the same time bloody wars were unleashed against South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The positions of the moderately corrupted Soviet officials were occupied by people deprived of the slightest moral principles who rushed to privatize and appropriate everything they could. This led to a severe economic collapse.

In the early 2000s in response to Saakashvili's promise to transform Georgia into a powerful anti-Russian bridgehead, the West rendered an unprecedented economic, technological and intellectual assistance to Georgia, which made it possible to some extent, to smooth the impact of mediocre, and even harmful economic policy of the authorities. Subsequently, however, the West appreciated the low worth of Georgia in its anti-Russian aspirations that had an impact on the amount of funding.
As the "Georgian economic miracle" was not based on the achievements of the Georgian economy, but on the direct cash flows, it is not surprising that the economic situation in Georgia became more complex. On the New Year's Eve the rate of the national currency plummeted against the US dollar. For a few months GEL depreciated by almost 50 percent. The devaluation hurt the low-income groups, which are 2/3 of the number of inhabitants of the country. In the difficult situation were those who took loans in foreign currency.

The Government led by Kvirikashvili developed a program of budget subsidies, but what results it could bring under condition of GEL depreciation and general rise in price. It should be stressed the energy prices (electricity and fuel): firstly, they are imported from other countries and their price depends on the exchange rate; secondly, the increase in prices leads to higher prices for goods of local production.

After intensive efforts for two decades, aimed at the collapse of its economy (as the bankruptcy, conversion and even the closing of each enterprise oriented to Russia was presented as breaking another "slave circuit"), Georgia is increasingly losing the signs of the producing country, becoming a consumer, the food basket of which is formed mainly by imported products.

Georgian "virtual prosperity bubble" is gradually deflating. The economy is not able to cope with problems that arise due to the lack of the real sector. The government is trying to take urgent measures, mending holes in the budget, not realizing that the problem is systemic, and it is impossible to solve it in a short time: because it requires systemic reforms, overcoming the conditions that were being formed for a quarter of a century!

As we know from the course of high school, the economic base has a direct impact on the political superstructure.

In political terms, the main event last year was the parliamentary elections, showing the division of society into two parts. "Georgian Dream" achieved more than a convincing victory over the main opposition party "United National Movement". Six mandated went to the party "Alliance of Patriots of Georgia". Many believe this party "pro-Russian". At the same time, the pro-Western "Republicans" and "Free Democrats" suffered a catastrophic defeat.

The extremely low turnout reflects not only the disappointment of the major part of the population in the political course of the country, but also a lack of faith in changing the heavy political realities by a simple voting. In principle, one can understand them.

However, the Georgian Foreign Minister Janelidze considers it very successful. But he has no choice - he is forced to adhere to the official position of his leadership. A main information component in the Georgian foreign policy is in advertising of the supposedly successful promotion of the issue on introduction of visa-free regime between Georgia and the European Union member states. Can this be considered a successful example of foreign policy is a moot point. Because in fact, the Georgian authorities commit in this matter quite a crude substitution of concepts. In fact, since 1988, starting the promotion of Georgia's withdrawal from the Soviet Union, the people of Georgia were promised the abolition of the visa regime as an obstacle to labor activity of citizens of Georgia in the rich countries of the West and, accordingly, the possibility of getting high salaries. And now we are talking only about the abolition of visas, but not about the permission to work in Europe.

That is, citizens of Georgia will be able to travel to Europe without a visa, saving on this four-day and 20 Euros. They will be able to spend their money in Europe. However, they will not be able to work and earn money.

Was it worth to destroy the economy, science, education system, inherited from the Soviet Union, to spoil relations with South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Russia?

The topic of NATO membership is also increasingly shrouded in mist, especially after the coming to power of the new U.S. President Donald trump. In Georgia, there is a strange situation, when everyone understands that it is impossible to join the alliance in the foreseeable future, but no one dares to talk aloud about it.

Georgia is risking remaining alone with all its problems. The pompously advertised Western assistance is reduced to organization of concerts and visits of not quite adequate politicians like Senator McCain. The latter, probably competing with Nuland, who handed out cookies in Kiev, during the New Yes`s holiday handed out rolls to residents of the Georgian villages bordering on South Ossetian territory.

For the Georgian leadership it is increasingly difficult to cope with the economic and political situation in the country. Especially difficult is to explain to the people the failure of pursuing a policy of the "West" to the detriment of relations with its historic neighbors. This is not the failure of the Georgian leadership: in fact it is not an independent subject of politics, but only the object of the impact of external forces – primarily the Western. It says about the failure of the policy of tough confrontation, pursued by the West led by the United States from Carter to Obama.

Georgia will be able to avoid unwanted consequences, if its leadership adopts a more independent, pragmatic position that meets the interests of the Georgian people.

2017 will show whether the healthy forces in the Georgian society can convey to the authorities the acknowledgement of the disastrous confrontation with the historic allies in the light of changes in the world political arena. At the same time we will see whether the Georgian political class is in solidarity with the people of the US and European countries, who have said to the confrontation the resounding "No!

About visas and carrots or disappointment of Georgia in the European integration idea

29/12/2016 - 15:32

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, and in the United States and in Western Europe are louder the voices of supporters of refusal of suitcases without handles in the form of useless East European border countries, including Georgia. These sentiments are reinforced with the strengthening of the global economic crisis, when the Western democracies have to think more about their own population than to support regimes hostile to Russia.

In Georgia are trying to save face with a completely deplorable economic situation in the country. Despite the optimistic statements of the Cabinet of Ministers about the soonest resolution of financial difficulties, the population increasingly feels the problems associated with the collapse of the economic policy. This indicates the reasonableness of disturbing attitudes in the Georgian leadership.

The Parliament has recently approved the state budget for 2017. Trying to patch holes in it, it had to close many social projects. It is planned to abolish some budgetary organizations. But it is the heightened attention to the social problems of the population that was one of the main pre-election trumps of the current Georgian leadership.

Thousands of ordinary people across the country come to protest against government plans to significantly increasing the rates of taxes on petroleum products, imported cars and cigarettes from January 1, 2017.

Dissatisfaction with the tax increase on cigarettes is easily converted to a joke by the statement about the fault of smokers themselves, who will have more incentive to quit smoking. However, drawing the eye towards the petroleum and petroleum products as a whole, we can see that the situation is far from comic.

The excise tax per ton of gasoline is expected to increase from 250 GEL to 500 GEL (approximately 200 USD.), diesel fuel - from 150 GEL to 400 GEL and for 1 thousand cubic meters of gas fuel for vehicles - from 80 GEL to 200 GEL. Customs clearance of imported cars with right-hand drive will raise three times and the excise tax on tobacco - 1.5 times. At the same time a lot of money for various international military exercises of Georgia and NATO are allocated regularly.

National Bank of Georgia from October 12 stopped intervening in the foreign exchange market. Since that day, GEL exchange rate against the US dollar has fallen by 13.8%. And since November 2014 it fell by 51% that is GEL devaluated by more than half. Moreover, unlike Russia, it happened without any sanctions, on the contrary, with the benevolent attitude and generous economic aid from the US and EU countries.

The population of Georgia has been sidelined from financial flows, is experiencing understandable frustration with the current situation. The extreme dissatisfaction and resentment causes awareness of the initial falsity of the most advertised goals of almost all the power-holding political forces that ruled Georgia from the first minute of collapse of the Soviet Union to the present day.

Among them a prominent place is occupied by the lack of real progress in the European integration promised in the mid 80's. But this is the backbone of advocacy structures, on which, was based a powerful ideological concept of Georgia's withdrawal from the Soviet Union, that has ruled the minds of all sectors of the Georgian society from politicians and academics to cooks and hairdressers.

"We will travel to Europe without visas. We will work there and receive European salaries, "- broadcast at rallies and on TV democrats and anti-Soviets.

For this purpose, Georgia destructed its Soviet industry, broken off economic ties with the Russian industrial enterprises, launched a bloody war against Ossetia and Abkhazia, provoked irreconcilable confrontation with Russia.

However, instead of being grateful Georgia saw with amazement the reluctance of Europe to open wide its arms. Georgians saw that the famous Hollywood smile without which Western officials do not even take a shower, is only a mask hiding the true attitude and true intentions of white European colonizers against the gullible natives.

However, the authors of the Western concepts did not take into account, in general, quite a high percentage of educated and able to think critically the Georgian population. As a result, for more than a quarter-century observation Georgians come to a conclusion disappointing for Europeans. The part of supporters of rapprochement with Russia is gradually increasing, though it is not so impressive - 15%. Former active critic of Russia Nino Burjanadze believes that the current authorities are doing too little, and that it is necessary to establish closer cooperation with Russia on a wide range of issues at the highest level. She says that "without this Georgia will never resolve its major problems."

But the majority of Georgians continues (or rather, through inertia than according to conviction) running after the carrot, which is hung on a string in front of them by European Union. However, some part of the Georgian population is tired of this quarter of a century cross. Therefore the EU has decided to give them the carrot ...to "sniff": Georgia is promised visa liberalization.

But for pity's sake! Why only the liberalization? For almost 30 years, they promised the complete abolition of visas, visa-free regime between Georgia and Europe!

What will it give the citizens of Georgia? Is it the right to work in Europe and receive the extremely high salaries, in comparison with the Georgian ones?

Not at all.

Please be quiet.

Gently and carefully roll up lips, comrades the euro integrators.

Visa liberalization does not imply the right to work in Europe, but only to spend money there earned at home. However, everybody has this "right", even the residents of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. That is, in fact, all that the citizens of Georgia will receive is a penny saving on payment of consular fee and time to visit the consulate. If you compare this tiny plus with a very wide and very long minus – the width from South Ossetia to Abkhazia, and the length of nearly 30 years - it becomes clear the whole enormity of the deception that befell Georgia.

Any unbiased observer can see that positive changes in the economic situation in Georgia are possible only in the context of non-hostility with South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the restoration of relations with its traditional, for centuries-proven partners, and, first and foremost, with the Russian Federation.

In Georgia is growing number of people who see it.

And their voices sound louder.

Inal Pliev, international expert of IA "Res"

The impact of the wave of Russophobes` defeat in the US and Europe on the internal processes in Georgia

24/12/2016 - 13:02

Many observers have noted that there are certain processes in the world which signify the attitude of the nations to the recent global political processes. Georgia is not the exception, which is sensitively reacting to the information and political, as well as ideological propaganda impulses coming from the NATO.

In the United States suffered a failure the policy of confrontation with Russia pursued by the group of Obama - Clinton. Due to the anti-Russian policy of the French President Francois Hollande has dramatically declined his rating, which deprived him of the opportunity to run for a second presidential term. Direct presidential elections in Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova led to the victory of Rumen Radev and Igor Dodon supported by the followers of maintaining good relations with Russia. Against this background in Georgia is rapidly losing its popularity the party of Mikheil Saakashvili - United National Movement (UNM).

The refusal of Saakashvili`s wife Sandra Roelofs to participate in the second round of parliamentary elections in fact is connected with the decline of the party. The party leadership has come to the conclusion that even the personal involvement of the spouse of the head of the party will not contribute to strengthen the shaky confidence of the electorate. For political reasons it was preferred ambiguity in this matter to the apparent defeat of such icon as Sandra Roelofs.

United National Movement, the lion's share of funding of which comes from abroad, despite the estrangement from its founding father Mikhail Saakashvili, continues to maintain its policy of escalation of the situation in the Caucasus.

In the social network has filtered the information that during the preparations for the parliamentary elections, the top of the UNM hoped to receive the support of the Wahhabi part of the population of the Pankisi gorge of Georgia. And, in the light of the existing close contacts and the exchange of statements full of mutual courtesy between Saakashvili and Aslan Maskhadov, this information is credible. Reportedly, the party activists met with the leaders of Islamist groups. In addition, in the interests of UNM there are some Georgian organizations, similar in structure and methods of work with the Ukrainian "Right sector". What this means for the Georgian society we can judge by the example of Kiev`s "Maidan", when by orders from abroad neo-fascist thugs are ready to drown in blood their own people.

The analysis of the Georgian media allows making a conclusion about the split in UNM. Although Georgia does not need another revolution, but revolutionary rethinking of the traversed path, the differences within this major party are not strategic, but tactical. One part wants to dissociate themselves from the former president. Another, on the contrary, is trying to hold the all-party Congress to challenge the election results and the announcement of further support of Saakashvili. If both camps fail to agree, UNM as a serious political force may cease to exist.

However, the agreement is still a long way off. And is it possible any compromise, if a few days ago 20 employees of the central office of UNM were released from the job. According to the official version, this is due to the reduction in the party financing by 100 thousand GEL. However, for such major parties it is not such a significant amount to be reduced. In fact, from the UNM are forced away supporters of Mikhail Saakashvili.

While UNM went bankrupt in the most important areas of its policy, which was carried out when he was in power, the reality is that currently in Georgia does not exist any more or less significant political force, which would suggest a fundamental review and revision of the entire political ideological construction, and what is the most important thing - the historical "route" that Georgia has been following since 1980-ies. This would clarify the causes of the current difficult situation.

How many Georgians will still believe in the party, which led them to the political deadlock? But the point is not only in one party, but in the system, established over the past thirty years and characterized by extreme chauvinism, the ideological narrow-mindedness and cultivation of wild nationalistic prejudices that hinder rational thinking based on facts.

The way out of such crisis is possible if only the relations with Russia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia will be normalized. But in the current information and ideological policy, when all failures are explained solely by external factors, any move in this direction by a majority of the Georgian society will be perceived exclusively as a manifestation of lack of patriotism and defeatism.

Inal Pliev
International expert of IA "Res"