Russian-Georgian Relations: From Emotions to Pragmatism

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Russian-Georgian Relations: From Emotions to Pragmatism
// Russia and New States of Eurasia. 2022. No II (LV). P. 106-116

DOI: 10.20542/2073-4786-2022-2-106-116

Abstract. The article discusses the position of Georgia on the issue of its accession to the sanctions against Russia. The main arguments of the Georgian government in favor of strict neutrality and criticism from the political opposition, which takes a tough anti-Russian position, are summarized. The main points of the dependence of the Georgian economy on the Russian direction are analyzed and the conclusion is made that it can be seriously affected by the sanctions imposed against Russia. Georgia’s significant dependence on its northern neighbor, supplies and remittances from there, allows us to predict the preservation of such a neutral position of the Georgian government in the near term.

Keywords: Russia, Georgia, sanctions, government, opposition, tourist wave, wine, bread, money transfers


For citation:
Mukhanov V. Russian-Georgian Relations: From Emotions to Pragmatism. Russia and New States of Eurasia, 2022, No II (LV), pp. 106-116. https://doi.org/10.20542/2073-4786-2022-2-106-116



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