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Russian Soft Power Fails, Pointing the Way to a New Georgian Consensus | Civil.ge
Last week the Georgian government hosted the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodox Christian nations, which is headed by a Russian Communist Duma Deputy, Sergei Gavrilov. Gavrilov’s appearance in the Georgian Parliament, sitting in the Speaker’s chair and addressing the meeting in Russian, set off a huge protest within Parliament and on the streets. Salome Zurabishvili, Georgia’s …