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Father Figurine (New Year Edition) 2009 Rezo Kaishauri

Russian title: Крошки-Путрёшки (новогоднее издание)

From Politika series (2008-2010), inspired by the Russian-Georgian conflict in August, 2008

Color pencil and ball-point pen on paper, 200 x 200 mm

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Ruslala Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
пхах !всех собрали...но самое классное - коробка-сюрприз с кукишем)))
RezoKaishauri Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Bogenseeberg Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
ha, here's putin is the president of Christmasland!!
sobercollegekid23 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Abkhazia won its freedom legitimately in the 1992-1993 conflict.

According to UNPO most of the Georgian population fled long before Abkhazian troops advanced out of Sukhumi.
RezoKaishauri Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Abkhazia chose to stay in the Soviet Union, while Georgia declared independence. Abkhazia was part of Georgia and had no right to make such a decision by ANY constitution. Where's legitimacy in that?

A group of separatists, backed up by certain Russian circles, took advantage of the situation. That's the whole story.

And please, don't talk about winning freedom. The only thing Abkazhia has won is becoming a de facto Russian province. It's "president" is a Russian citizen, its currency is Russian rouble, and they can't even go to bathroom without Russians' permission.

As for the refugees, nobody asked them if they wanted this "independence" -- and they were a significant part of Abkhazian population. How can you expel half of your nation, declare an independence with no consideration of their will and expect to be recognized after that? You can't. That's why Abkhazia remains part of Georgia by the UN regulations, and believe me, it ain't gonna change, no matter how many rogue states and terrorist organizations recognize its independence.
sobercollegekid23 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
The former Abkhazian SSR, until its subordination by Stalin in 1931, had a constitution of its own. This specified an alliance with the former Georgian SSR, which subsequently specified an equal status within the Transcaucasian SFSR. But because of Abkhazian leader Nestor Lakoba's defiance of central rule, Moscow punished the Abkhaz by subverting them to the Georgian SSR.

If the 1939 partition of Poland and the acquisition of the Baltic nations was illegal, then so was the stripping of Abkhazia's status as a constituent republic with the de-jure right to secede from the USSR.

The Abkhazian fighters were backed by their fellow Circassians and other North Caucasians. Any Russian military involvement was unofficial and no orders were issued from Moscow.

Also, don't forget that other Russian circles backed Shevardnadze.

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RezoKaishauri Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It does not matter, how Abkhazia ended up being part of Georgia during the Soviet regime. It was its part AT THE MOMENT of the conflict, as agreed by all parties.

I appreciate your history lesson here, but this is irrelevant. Why don't you go back in time a bit further, when there was no Abkhazian SSR whatsoever? Are you aware that Georgia has always been in a constant process of assembling and disassembling its parts? As most of other states in the world.

Who decided in the first place, that there should be a separate Abkhazian SSR? Wasn't it a continuation of the Russian empire's rule of "divide and conquer"? Russians caused a serious mess in the region, and for a good reason -- to have the means of control. Stalin just continued the chess game started long before him.

No official orders were issued from Moscow? Who ever needs any official orders in Russia? And do you seriously think that anybody would let those "volunteer troops" even cross the Russian border without a green light from above?

You say yourself that some other Russian circles backed Shevardnadze. Who do you think ordered him to give up Sukhumi, when Georgian troops still had chances to get it back? That's the whole point of this conflict. Both sides controlled and manipulated by Russia.

It's always about Russia. They never gave a chance to Abkhazians and Georgians to settle their problems between themselves. Because it's not in Russia's interests.
sobercollegekid23 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Shevardnadze retreated, he wasn't ordered to withdraw.

The modern Abkhazian republic was created after the fall of the Russian Empire. It became separate on its own and the local communists asked to join the fledgling USSR.

And the Abkhazians fought in 1992 after the realisation that there was no future for them in Georgia, only a loss of independence and identity.

The only reason that the problem is not settled is because Tbilisi continues to insist that Abkhazia's full return into the Georgian fold is the only acceptable outcome.

The Russian involvement in the 1992-93 Abkhazia conflict is greatly overestimated.
RezoKaishauri Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Nobody insisted on Abkazhia's full return. There were many models proposed during these years of endless talks, including confederation. All rejected. Forget the models -- they even refused to let the refugees in. As stated by Bagapsh lately, they are Saakashvili's problem, not his.

Russian involvement cannot be overestimated. Of course Russia wasn't the only player behind this conflict, but it's only their involvement that caused the so-called dialog to run in circles all these years. Abkhazians would have entirely different attitude without the Big Brother behind their backs.

As for the "modern Abkhazian republic" and the history of its creation -- it's just more irrelevant history back from the times when there was no United Nations. That has no legitimate power TODAY, as we speak. So please get your feet back on the ground and try to understand one simple fact: de jure Abkhazia is STILL part of Georgia. Nobody has canceled that, and one state, even as powerful as Russia, has no right to solely decide the matters of the territorial integrity of other SOVEREIGN state.

Let's be honest: if there was no Kosovo precedent and Saakashvili's outrageously stupid military escapade in August 2008, Russia would never have dared to openly support the independence of these breakaway regions.
sobercollegekid23 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
As long as there are those who say "we WILL return to Abkhazia," the recognition of the state was inevitable.
RezoKaishauri Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This recognition has nothing to do with that. If you don't understand it's real purpose now, you will do it soon enough.

It's been an interesting exchange, but I have more pleasant things to attend to. Thanks for behaving nicely and not ruining my carpet. Goodbye and happy new year! :D
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