The power of Russia’s disinformation campaign via the media and Kremlin-financed and/or supported NGOs have been clearly seen in the West with the Ukraine crisis. However, for the post-Soviet republics, these tactics are familiar. հայերեն
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, independence for Armenia has faced a daunting trade-off of sovereignty for security. With the insecurity from a war with neighbouring Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh that erupted even before independence, Armenia has long relied on Russia as its “strategic partner” and security provider. հայերեն
Five years have passed after the regime change in Georgia, which, many thought, would have diverted the country from its Western course and made it vulnerable to Russia’s influence. These five years saw a surge of Russia’s “soft power” around the world, including in the South Caucasus; however, on the ground, the soft power still remains of limited nature and has failed to achieve major breakthroughs. հայերեն
The German public's empathy or antipathy for the Ukrainian revolt against the Yanukovych regime is blanketed by a deeper difference: the view of Russia. As in earlier periods of German history, Germany’s relationship with the West is reflected in Russian politics.
For the last several years, Russia has significantly increased and consolidated its power and influence in the South Caucasus. Although this process was most obvious in 2008, in the wake of the Russian-Georgian war, subsequent moves by Moscow have reinforced this trend.
Статьи, включенные в этот выпуск, представляют собой доклады, прочитанные на конференции «Роль православия в государстве и обществе» 23-25 января 2004 г. в Тбилиси, в которой участвовали представители научных кругов, духовенства, НПО, масс-медиа, а также либеральные эксперты Грузии и России.