Disinfo: The West does not allow Georgia to conduct direct dialogue with Russia independently

Summary

The West does not allow Georgia to conduct direct dialogue with Russia independently.

Disproof

No evidence given. As a result of the full scale military aggression carried out by Russia against Georgia, occupation of its integral parts, Tskhinvali Region and Abkhazia, and recognition of their independence, Georgia cut diplomatic ties with the Russian Federation on September 2, 2008. The Geneva International Discussions were launched after the August 2008 war to ensure the implementation of the August 12, 2008, six-point ceasefire agreement. The Geneva International Discussions is the only format, which provides an opportunity for holding a dialogue with the representatives of Sokhumi and Tskhinvali. The Geneva International Discussions are co-chaired by UN, OSCE and EU and they involve the representatives from Georgia, Russia and the United States, as well as members of Georgian exiled administrations of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.

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publication/media

TV Obiektivi
  • Reported in: Issue85
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Russia, Georgia
  • Keywords: West

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Life in the Tsarist Russia was more pleasant than in European countries

The Salary Equivalent of a pre-Revolution Janitor was USD 1,200 by Modern Exchange Rate. The average salary of workers in Tsarist Russia was way above the European salaries, while the prices on products in the Tsarist Russia lagged behind the prices on the European market by a lot. The February 1917 Revolution did not have any social pre-requisites and it was inspired from outside.

Disproof

No evidence provided to any of these claims. Material is taken from a nationalistic resource Za Russkoe Delo. According to a research by an Emeritus-Professor of Groningen University, Angus Maddison, in 1913, Western countries were ahead of the Russia Empire nearly by four times by GDP per capita.

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The agreement with the EU – a threat to Armenia’s security

Cooperation with the EU might deprive Armenia the chance to have a nuclear power plant.

Disproof

The agreement does not exclude in any way that Armenia can build a new nuclear power plant. On the contrary, under the agreement, the European side undertakes to support nuclear security in Armenia. In case of construction of a new nuclear power plant Armenia will enjoy EU support on security issues.

Moreover, Armenia-EU agreement does not mention a deadline for closure of the existing nuclear power plant. It states that the parties will cooperate to carry out the process safely: The cooperation will include the closure and safe decommissioning of Medzamor nuclear power plant and the early adoption of a road map or action plan to that effect, taking into consideration the need for its replacement with new capacity to ensure the energy security of the Republic of
Armenia and conditions for sustainable development.

Western media hushed up news that Russia had destroyed its remaining declared chemical weapons

Western media hushed up news that Russia had destroyed its remaining declared chemical weapons.

Disproof

Numerous Western media outlets, both in the United States and Europe, reported that Russia had destroyed its remaining declared chemical weapons. These include The New York TimesRadio free Europe/Radio LibertyThe Voice of AmericaReutersThe Associated PressNewsweek, and Agence France-Presse.

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