The ‘Humanitarian Dimension’ of Russian Foreign Policy – Presentation of Research Results in Georgia

29 Jan, 2010


Representatives from research centers of six Eastern Europe countries presented research findings to wide audience. For seven months research has been carried out by Eastern Europe Research Center (Latvia), Centre for Oriental Geopolitical Studies (Lithuania), International Centre for Defense Studies (Estonia), Foreign Policy Association of Moldova (Moldova), International Center for Geopolitical Studies (Georgia), Political Analysis School with Kiev-Mogilev State University (Ukraine).

Among the subjects studied were pressure means used by Russia against neighbors, economic sanctions applied, passport system related issues and so forth. All of the subjects were based on specific case studies from each of the countries.

It should be noted that within the framework of the Project, all studies have been united under one cover and published as a book titled The ‘Humanitarian Dimension’ of Russian Foreign Policy in the C.I.S. and the Baltic States.

The Conference has been attended by representatives from diplomatic missions of several countries, Georgian Parliament Members, Ministry of Foreign of Georgia officials and representatives of other interested agencies along with experts and analysts of Georgian research centers of appropriate profile. Conclusive session of the event has witnessed active discussion by all parties present. Following analysis of the research results, the participants expressed their wish to see similar conferences conducted in different European states, as well as have the book published following the research translated into Georgian and Russian languages.

Research results have been presented with the East-East: Partnership without Borders Program support.


Tamar Tsereteli, Nino Kiknavelidze
Civil Society Support Program