A solution for Georgia and Russia

The conflict between Georgia and Russia revolves around two breakaway Georgian provinces, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. These provinces are populated by people who are not ethnic Georgians (the 4ethnic Georgians who lived there have mostly left), and about 80% of Abkhazians and South Ossetians now have Russian passports (although they are not ethnic Russians either).

So how’s this for a solution: the people in the breakaway provinces who are Russian citizens should go and live in Russia, and at the same time Georgia regains control of its breakaway provinces. The advantages of this are:

  • the people who look towards Russia with Russian passports can now be properly Russian by living in Russia
  • the people in Abkhazia and South Ossetia who want to be Georgian citizens can be
  • Russia is a vast country with a shrinking population (it’s losing 500,000 people a year, through low birth rates and emigration) and could do with a few more people

Georgia gets its country back

There are also disadvantages:

  • Russia no longer has an excuse to interfere in Georgian affairs

Which is why this plan is probably not going to happen

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2 Responses to A solution for Georgia and Russia

  1. MatGB says:

    Plus there’s the whole ‘ethnic cleansing’ thing…

  2. cabalamat says:

    If thew one’s who’re Russian citiznes want to become Georgian citizens again they should be allowed to remain in Georgia.

    I don’t think Georgia should be allowed to join the EU or NATO unless it cleans up its act regarding its internal minorities.

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