Georgia – Reform Epitome
17 May, 2012
Georgia – Reform Epitome

I will probably need to use my wildest imagination to comprehend and appreciate Russia’s desire to follow in Georgia’s footsteps in terms of introducing some of the long-needed reforms in the Federation. Leaders of Russia have publicly declared that the reforms of the Georgian origin deserve to be considered as a favorable precedent for Russia to embrace.


For those who are not completely in the swim of the matter – Russia and Georgia are the two embroiled-in-fight neighbors who have

gone through a lot of strife and are today on non-speaking terms with one other. They are both tired of the long-drawn-out scrimmage and they both miss each other’s gracious company, but the former comrades have found themselves in such a limbo that the way out of it seems to be hopelessly obscured. And all of a sudden, Russia wants to have a close look at the reforms, recently undertaken by its erstwhile little bro. Isn’t this wonderful? Meanwhile, giving a serious thought to the reforms of the latest ten years in the State of Georgia, one might be pleasurably surprised at the length and width of the notable changes, introduced in the country: alleviation of the despised red tape, cleansing the police of bribery, building up universal respect for law enforcement, approximation of education to western standards, sizeable transformation of old-fashioned national mentality into modern way of thinking, giving a chance to rule of law, removal of orientation on thug mentality, elimination of graft in academia,  eradication of tax evasion, attempt to abolish nepotism and introduce transparency in government-to-people dealings. I might have missed on something, but this much said, still a lot is to be done in the future to let Georgia look and act as a western-style civilized society, condemning violence and pressure against free human will. Would Russia really be reckoning the possibility to emulate Georgia in its desire and readiness to introduce those changes?  I don’t know, but if she does, I can guarantee that the world will relax and the Russian people will receive a chance to hit the road, going towards freedom and democracy. Who would think just one score of years ago that Georgia could some day be an epitome of modern reforms, beckoning Russia to undertake the same kind of alterations in favor of the Russian people, whose patience is legendary and whose tolerance towards a ruler in general is unheard of? There is not even a vestige of shame for Russia in taking after Georgia in good doings. Just the contrary – the more good things we adopt from each other, the better. This kind of attitude may some day in the nearest future produce a constructive effect working to the benefit of both nations, whose mutually adversarial stance is killing a joy for all of us, and whose friendliness might eventually save the day, badly benighted by the current situation. 



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