Kharatishvili Zurab » Ethnic minority rights

Which policies would you carry out/support to ascertain a fuller participation and integration of ethnic minorities in Georgia’s socio-political life?

Georgia is not a mono-ethnic country. There are ethnic minorities, which significant part does not know the Georgian language. It is obvious that it is necessary to integrate them into united society, but there are interfering factors. The inertia of the Soviet past is the most important from them. The Soviet- Stalinist idea of a “nationality” dominates in the greater part of the society that prevents the country from formation as a united political community. These contradictions are to be overcome by wide educational activity among citizens, in order to integrate the minorities into united society; the citizenship of Georgia must be equaled with ”political Georgianness". 

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