On May 28, 2019, at the Radisson Hotel, the organizations “European Initiative – Liberal Academy Tbilisi” and “CRRC-Georgia” held a joint presentation of analytical study “Anti-liberal populism and the threat of Russian influence in the regions of Georgia.”

The aim of this research is to study the populist and anti-liberal elements in the political mood of the population of two regions of Georgia – Kakheti and Shida Kartli. Perhaps these elements provide a fertile ground for the establishment of a Russian political agenda, as populism and its ingrained anti-liberalism are known to be the main and most powerful ideological tool in Russian foreign policy today, replacing the “red” ideas of communism.

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