Statement Concerning Interest of Russia in Latest Rallies in Georgia it’s Totally Ludicrous- Russian Political Scientist
Russia, Moscow / Trend corr. R.Agayev / The statements by Georgian President Michael Saakashvili about the interest of Russia in many thousands rallies of Georgian opposition are it's totally ludicrous, Alexei Malashenko, the head of the Moscow Centre of Karnegi 'Religion, community and security, said.
Saakashvili connected the rally with the Russian oligarch forces during the interview to the Russian First channel on 4 November. The other channels also demonstrated the President's speech.
'There is a concrete Russian oligarch force which coordinates actions with concrete country and political forces to destabilize the situation before elections in Russia," Saakashvili said. However, Saakashvili did not detail which forces he meant.
According to Malashenko, the relations between Russian and Georgia will not improve after Saakashvili's resignation until such opposition leaders as Khaindrava and Badri Patarkhatsishvili still take positions.
"Saakashvili's statements mean that he has already exhausted himself as a politician and even as ideologist.
As for recognition of Abkhazia and South Osetia, Malashenko said Russia does not interest in the final decision to be made on Kosovo. In any case Russia will recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Osetia.
The opposition in Georgia has been held rallies demanding to hold parliamentary elections in spring 2008. Participants of rallies demand resignation of Saakashvili.