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Ivashov Criticizes Georgia’s Proposal to Transfer Victory Day2011-05-11 22:22
The President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems Leonid Ivashov has a critical attitude towards the proposal of the Georgian authorities to transfer the celebration of the Day of the Victory over Fascism from the 9 May to the 8 May. He said this during his interview to the OSinform IA. This material is cited by the GHN. It is not worth paying attention to the "wobbles of Saakashvili's regime" related to the Victory Day celebration date, stated Ivashov during his interview to journalists.gt-en-newsitem-inside
This opinion was pronounced by the expert as a reply to the recent declaration of the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze running that he hopes that "in the nearest future Russia will become a democratic country and Georgia will celebrate the Day of the Victory over Fascism together with it". In the opinion of the leader of the Georgian foreign office, "the whole civilized world does it on the 8 May".
In the opinion of Ivashov, it is the "civilized West" that created the conditions for the beginning of the 2nd World War. "The West created a group of fascist countries, so I would not call it "civilized". And exactly the people that the West considered "barbarians" became the only hope for the salvation of the humanity and smashed the fascist Germany. The main winner was the Soviet Union, so it is not logical to be so oriented at the West. It was us who won, not them", stressed Ivashov.
And Tbilisi, in his opinion, is making just another attempt to "keep a foot in both worlds".
"On one hand, Saakashvili and his team should dance attendance upon the West. On the other hand, they can't ignore the opinion of their own people. Georgia's authorities refused to celebrate the Victory Day, demolished a monument to the winning warriors but this had a negative feedback in the Georgian society", reminded the Russian expert.