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Georgia grants an anti-Russian citizenship2011-12-07 12:01
Since Georgia has already sold out all they could and could not, more recently, the country began to trade the citizenship. For 200 lari, the government says, you can become a citizen of the Caucasian republic with a brand new passport. I remember, there was the same story with the business climate: easy to start, but problematic to develop. The same with the cherished citizenship: they will not give it to everyone only for their beautiful eyes.
Interesting people govern Georgia. Entrepreneur Bidzina Ivanishvili, invested millions of dollars in infrastructure and social programs of the Caucasus republic, was denied citizenship in this country due to the fact that he already had the French citizenship. But Sakartvelo meets dissidents and outspoken opponents of the current Russian authorities with lezginka and khachapuri, solemnly grants a Georgian passport, and all the channels tell about good works, which Mikhail Saakashvili accomplishes.
But if such cases receive considerable attention in society due to the massive media coverage, the ordinary citizens have nothing to do in Georgia. Even if you invested in the economy of the state, paying tens of thousands of dollars. The story of a young financier Alexander Lapshin, who bought two apartments in Batumi and wished to exchange the Israeli driver's licence to Georgian, proves this. He also cites a few examples, when the republic's authorities denied citizenship to the wives of the Georgians, as well as of the Abkhazians and Ossetians - the nations, which Tbilisi calls fraternal and looks forward to their return in Sakartvelo.
Therefore, the attractive price of 200 lari is none other than the fee for possession of the little red book. But only ethnic Georgians - even those who were not born in the country - can get it. Tale of the unity of nations, which Michail Saakashvili tirelessly tells, does not hold water. Nationalist policies for repatriation and increasing ethnic group in the Caucasus republic by all available means - is the goal of the authorities of Sakartvelo. All the rest - it's just an illusion, a gift to others in the name of democracy.