Foreign media interpreted Russias sending Caucasus to bring peace to the whole region.

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 Foreign media interpreted Russias sending Caucasus to bring peace to the whole region.


According to the April 25 daily newspaper of Canadas global post, the 25 daily newspaper, the reference news network, said that after the successful re-election of Russian President Vladimir Putin, it was not clear that he would calm Russias confrontation with the West or upgrade the confrontation between the two. As a result, the fate of the former Soviet Union in Russias periphery may be unresolved. In the election, Chibi rove voted for Putin. Chibirov himself was the President of South Ossetia. Most countries in the world believed that South Ossetia was a part of Georgia. Almost all of the population of South Ossetia (about 50 thousand people) voted in the Russian elections, as if the territory was another part of Russian Federation. Critics regard this as a step toward moderate annexation of more land in the former Soviet Union. In many ways, it is true. As the West concerns Ukraine, Russia has merged the Crimea Peninsula, Russia has taken a series of more concealed moves to open the door to Abkhazia, another area where the South Ossetia and Georgia want to leave. After a brief but bloody war with Georgia in 2008, Russia recognized that the two territories were independent states. But it does not seem to be the ultimate goal of Moscow Kremlin: in the 10 years after the war, Russia has issued a passport to about 90% of the South Ossetia and Abkhazia people (240 thousand residents) to qualify for the Russian election. Russia has established military bases in all two areas, and the Russian parliament passed a bill in January this year to integrate the miniature army of South Ossetia into its own army. Although the focus of western attention is Ukraine, Russia has taken a series of more covert moves to open the door to Abkhazia, another area of South Ossetia and Georgia who wants to leave. Shota Utiashvili, a former government adviser to the Georgian government, said, Putin will probably not stop, and he said that the longer Putin is president, the harder and more unpredictable his political rule will become. Annexation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is a serious threat. Like the Crimea in which Russia merged into its own territory in 2014, South Ossetia and Abkhazia used to be part of the Soviet Union, and Putin often complained about the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The two issues of the South Ossetia are proved to be impossible to verify in person, and how the possibility of reunification with Russia and how the land has developed after the 10 years after the war. An email from the Ministry of foreign affairs, a republic that wants to leave, told the world post that it should be inappropriate to travel before the Russian presidential election. The mail does not provide a further explanation. Chibirov said: joining Russia is the eternal dream of the people of South Ossetia. He was sitting in his office in the southern city of Vladikavkaz, Russias capital of North Ossetia. And this geopolitical situation is becoming more and more complex. Putin is facing some serious challenges. There have been allegations that Russia was behind the shock of a shocking neurotoxic attack in Englands city of Salisbury, which led Sergei Skrypal, a Russian agent, who once sold intelligence to six British military affairs - and his daughters life was in danger. A police officer on the scene is still seriously injured, but his condition is stable. Britain announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats, and British Prime Minister Teresa May hinted at possible other measures. Russia denied that it was related to the attack and vowed to take revenge. The Claval incident was the latest chapter in the cold war that felt more and more like second times, which was escalated 4 years ago when the political unrest occurred in Ukraine, and Russia subsequently took the action to occupy Crimea. Since then, Russia and the West have fallen into sanctions. The Russian army is also in Syria, and they support the Syria government in Syria, which makes them antagonistic to the West who support the anti government armed forces and raises the possibility of direct conflict there. What is unclear is whether Putin feels that it is time to ease or escalate Russias confrontation with the West. Such destinies as South Ossetia and Abkhazia, pro Russian areas in Ukraine and Moldovas left Germany are likely to be unresolved. In March 2nd, when Putin was asked about what historical events he wanted to change at the question and answer session on television, his answer brought hope to the South Ossetian people and chill to many other Russian neighbors. His answer is the disintegration of the Soviet Union. This has aroused enthusiastic applause from a group of voters in Kaliningrad. Kaliningrad is a enclave between the former Soviet Union Republic of Lithuania and Poland. Putins quick reply showed that he had been expecting this problem. The reversion of the Soviet Union was very popular. An independent poll conducted in December 2017 found that 58% of the Russians regretted the disintegration of the Soviet Union, up 9 percentage points compared to the number of people who held the same views on the issue during the presidential election in 2012. In his 18 years in power, Putin has been encouraging this mood, while he restored the red star as a symbol of the Russian army and restored the tune of the Soviet national anthem. As the conflict with the West deepened, he also urged an aggressive campaign to highlight the sacrifices and glory of Russia to defeat Nazi Germany. In order to fit this theme, Russias enemies are once again called fascist and Nazi, especially the pro Western governments of Ukraine. Therefore, annexation of Crimea is said to be another victory in defeats Nazism. In addition, it is no accident that Putin has signed a document and officially incorporated Crimea on the 4th anniversary day of Russian Federation on the 4th anniversary anniversary of Russian Federation, but it is no coincidence that Putin successfully concluded its campaign with the Crimea port city Sevastopol. The most striking moment in the campaign was Putins state of the Union address in March 1st, which seemed to be tired of his governments social and economic plans. He was talking about the technological progress made by the Russian army, especially his invincible intercontinental ballistic missiles that would make the United States anti missile defense. When the imperial system was useless, his mood rose. The nostalgia for the Soviet Union played a role in Putins definition of many policies. In 2014, a controversial referendum was introduced into Russia in Crimea. When the Crimea people talked about the referendum, it was as if they wanted to join the Soviet Union rather than Russia today. Similarly, the people of South Ossetia were still sentimental in their memory of the Soviet Union, and hated the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The disintegration of the Soviet Union left their relatives in other places in Vladikavkaz and North Ossetia in Russia, and the South Ossetia found themselves in Georgia when they woke up. Alexei Puhaev, a 30 year old journalist, said, I do not miss the Soviet Union, but I am a minority in Georgia. He was born in South Ossetia and now lives in Vladikavkaz. To this day, many Ossetian people still regard Stalin as a great leader. According to reports, a more important achievement during Putins administration is that he has changed the way he views Russia. When he first ran for president in 2000, the most important question was not whether Russia would try to grab territory from its neighbors, but whether Russia would fall into a collapse like the former Soviet Union, creating a nightmare of the nuclear Yugoslavia by Western diplomats. At that time, the cracks in Russia were Chechnya, and the Muslim area was located two hours east of Vladikavkaz. Chechnya won the de facto independence from Russia after a brutal war in the early 90s of last century. After the Chechen gunmen attacked and captured a neighbouring village in Dagestan in August 1999, it was feared that the whole Caucasus was getting rid of Russias control. On the same day when Chechnya attacked Dagestan, Yeltsin made Putin prime minister, and Putin immediately fought with Chechnya. By January 1, 2000, Putin replaced Yeltsin as president, and by the spring of 2000, Russian troops controlled Grozny, Chechnya. The idea of Yugoslavia with nuclear weapons has disappeared, and replaced by the concern of the West on the willingness of Putin to use the army and to ignore international norms. Today, the most important road in Grozny has been renamed Putin Avenue from victory Avenue. But the victory in the Caucasus is far from certain. It is almost certain that there will be more trouble in the future, because some of the thousands of young people from Chechnya and Dagestan going to Syria to join the so-called Islamic state and the thousands of young people fighting the Russian army there have begun to return home. Vadim Mukhanov, an expert at Caucasus in Moscows national University of International Relations, said: the Russian government is worried about it as well as other governments. Those who return from Syria will be radically changed. He said: their ideology has changed, and now they have rich military experience. Mucha Andrianof said that Putin seemed to bring peace to Chechnya and the whole Caucasus, but the calm was broken by the fact that it was based on a system of personal loyalty to Putin. As long as Putin is here, the situation will be stabilized. When he left, we didnt know what would happen. Everything may collapse. Putins next war revolves around South Ossetia, and few Westerners have heard of this place before the war between Georgia and South Ossetia in August 2008. Russian troops quickly intervened and defeated Georgian small armies and attacked the capital Tbilisi. The call for Western intervention for Georgian interests has not been answered. After five days of fighting, the Russian and Ukrainian sides held consultations on the cease-fire, and the Russian army finally stopped attacking less than 40 kilometers away from Tbilisi. Chibirov said, Vladimir Putin is the man who liberates us. The Ossetia will never be in Russia. Chibis narration is close to what Russia says about events. He said that fascist forces rise in Georgia led to war, forcing Russia to intervene and defeat Neo Nazism. However, in the conflict of South Ossetia, Russia has never been neutral. When South Ossetia and Abkhazia first broke away from Georgia in the early 90s of last century, Russian troops fought alongside separatist forces. The two enclaves gave Russia the ability to intervene in Georgias politics when it believed it was necessary, and the 2008 war actually undermined Georgias efforts to move closer to the EU and NATO. Analysts say this leverage is the main reason why Russia has not annexed South Ossetia or Abkhazia. Russia can hardly handle the headaches related to Ukraine. Why should we swallow up the small piece of land that they have effectively controlled? Olia Waltaniya, a Caucasus analyst at the international crisis research organization in Brussels, a think-tank. Why not leave it in the future, when there are more problems with the west, or when Georgia suddenly becomes part of NATO? The leaders of Georgia, Ukraine, Syria and the West will pay close attention to Putins future initiatives and how they may affect geopolitical balance. Is Putin going to give way to a chosen successor? If so, would he or she come from the hard line camp inside Moscow Kremlin, or would he or she think that Russia and the West have an unavoidable clash of civilizations? Or is it becoming one of Russias shrinking politicians? Timur Otabaev, head of the United Russia party in North Ossetia, said: Russia is not a good thing without Putin in the presidency. He said: anyone who is president after him will be compared with him, which will be very difficult for them. Georgi Kandelaki, a prominent Georgian senator, said that after 10 years of the Russian war, the West was still discussing how to deal with Russia under the leadership of Putin, which was disheartening. Kandelaki said: I think Putin will continue to maintain the same advantage and go further. (compiling / Long Jun) Photo: photos of Russian soldiers taken during Chechnya war. (source from the Internet) the source: Reference News Editor: Lee Ying Ying _NBJS5961 Photo: photos of Russian soldiers taken during Chechnya war. (the picture comes from the network)