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Georgia is consistently moving towards cooperation with NATO, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on the Right to Know! program on the TVC channel.
The political scientist reminded that Georgia was gathered from isolated principalities; later, the Soviet government and personally Joseph Stalin and Lavrenty Beria favored it very much.
“The state in this form was initially established under Russian protection from massacre, and later it was supported by the Soviet Union to include Svanetia, Mengrelia, Kakhetia, Adzharia… Of course, it was the Stalin government and personally Lavrenty [Beria ― Rossa Primavera News Agency] who gathered it and filled it with a certain positive energy,” Kurginyan noted.
However, in the late Soviet Union during perestroika and afterwards, “the more complementary the empire was to Georgia the greater rejection the empire received in return.”
He noted that in Georgia today, ordinary people may feel regret about the collapse of the USSR, but this is not the case “at the political level.” Politicians that have a relatively pro-Russian position have to justify themselves even for their pragmatic steps and to declare a negative attitude to Russia.
“It remains unclear how we could get anything potentially pro-Russian there. This finds desperate rejection among the Georgian intelligentsia with its absurdist stance,” the leader of the Essence of Time movement believes.
According to Kurginyan, this situation when only moderately anti-Russian or extremely anti-Russian forces can be at power in Georgia is pushing Tbilisi “into NATO’s orbit.” This will pose new problems to Russia.
“It would turn out that Abkhazia and Ossetia would also join NATO as parts of sovereign Georgia. What will we do then? It is absolutely clear that an anti-Russian bridgehead, another striking force, is being prepared there,” Kurginyan noted.
As Rossa Primavera News Agency reported, a political crisis continues in Georgia; the opposition parties claimed that the 2020 parliamentary elections were falsified, and they refused to become part of the elected Parliament.
The leading role in the opposition belongs to the United National Movement party established by the Georgian ex-president Mikhail Saakashvili, which has an extremely anti-Russian position.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency