Bite: The situation is different in the two republics, but one thing unites them — for these two years These republics are no closer
to independence, but rather showed that Russia's efforts to gain recognition have been in vain.
In Abkhazia and South Ossetia became more and more people. It would seem that after the recognition of the independence of many to return to. But the population remained roughly the same. And this despite the fact that there were large contingents put Russian troops. The outflow continues and this is particularly evident in the case of South Ossetia. The outflow is in North Ossetia. To say that the statehood in these formations is established, it is not necessary. Russian money has increased, and the result is less. Tskhinvali was destroyed, and remains. In South Ossetia, there is no economy. There is not even ideas on how to make. About which the state can talk?
South Ossetia completely lives on subsidies from Russia and is fully controlled by the Russian representative Vadim Brovtsavym.
Now in South Ossetia, home to 30 million people. And half of them are at home in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia and South Ossetia come in the summer, as the cottage. In winter, go over the ridge, because to live in South Ossetia is not possible, there is no basic living conditions. The paradox is that life in South Ossetia worsened after independence.
Radio Liberty: A tried whether this situation representatives of Abkhazia and South Ossetia to establish a dialogue with Tbilisi?
BiteNo, they hide behind the formula of the Kremlin, that Saakashvili can not be any negotiations. But they do not want to lead and negotiate with other Georgian officials, with those who do not agree with Saakashvili. There is pressure on those members of civil society who are trying to impose some economic and humanitarian ties with the Georgian society. There is an obvious unwillingness of leaders of these entities to communicate even with those forces in Georgia that offer a peaceful dialogue. For example, on the issue of refugees. None of these authorities in South Ossetia did not want to take to him. According to experts, the management of Sukhumi and Tskhinvali are very dependent on the Kremlin and so far there is not an order, none of them will not meet with any Georgian politicians who would slogans to resolve it may offer.