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Igor Kapyrin is a Deputy to the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe.
By Nana Tabatadze
How would you evaluate situation in Caucasus region?
Right now not only Caucasian but all the post-soviet countries are undergoing hard political time, especially, Caucasian region with questions about territorial integrity issues. The democratic development of all our countries is a complex process. I’m very sorry that the relationships between Russia and one of the Caucasian states are complicated. I think that the President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili complicated the relationship between Georgia and Russia that were already difficult after the collapse of Soviet Union.