04 October 2006

Donald Rayfield on the conflicht between Russia and Georgia

a very good and balanced article about some of the reasons of the declined relationship: Here

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

the article is plain stupid and ignorant

Hans said...

Maybe you explain ?

Mikw said...

Interesting article, a bit simplified, but the question after finishing it: why then Russia is not after Armenia or Azerbaijan, but trying to "hit" poor Georgians? Why it's accepted the independance of other republics (including Caucasian), but according to the author "Russian public opinion cannot swallow the idea of an independent Georgia"? Isn't it weird?

wunderbar said...

The author forgot to mention that the "great terror" in USSR was executed by 2 georgians: Stalin and Beriya.

Anonymous said...

The article is interesting. Of course, it shows only some faces of the Russian-Georgian problem, but it´s only a short article! I agree with mikw that the idea of Russia not accepting independence of Georgia is not very logical. But he tries to look at the problem with a kind of objetivity.