Some regions were more vulnerable to state action than others. This was certainly the case for Georgia’s ethnic regions, which, at the collapse of the Soviet Union, lost a protector in Moscow.

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Some regions were more vulnerable to state action than others. This was certainly the case for Georgia’s ethnic regions, which, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, lost a protector in Moscow.

Certainly, the loss of patronage from the USSR occurred “at” its disintegration. But the loss was not an independent event, not a coincidence, but caused due to the main event. And this loss was permanent, continuing till present history.

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