The Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) in cooperation and with the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Caucasus Office has commissioned a CRRC empirical study on the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of Georgian citizens towards Russia with a special focus on the North Caucasus.

The parallel study, consequently with the same goals, was carried out in Russia in order to reveal the attitudes and the perceptions of citizens of the Russian Federation towards Georgia. The goal of the both studies was to better understand public knowledge, attitudes and perceptions vis-à-vis the research topics as they exist in each country and between different age groups.

Full research is available here:

Join us virtually on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM for the discussion of the study.

11:15 – 11:25
Introductory remarks – Felix Hett, Director, FES South Caucasus.
Ekaterine Metreveli, President, Rondeli Foundation.

11:25 – 11:30
On the research methodology – Tamar Khoshtaria, CRRC Georgia.

11:30 – 11:45
Major Findings based on Comparison of the Surveys conducted in Russia and Georgia – Giorgi Bilanishvili, Research Fellow, Rondeli Foundation.

11:45 – 11:55
Public Opinion on Georgia in the North Caucasus and Vice Versa – Ekaterine Metreveli, President, Rondeli Foundation.

11:55 – 12:05
Comments on the study – Kornely Kakachia, Director, Georgian Institute of Politics.

12:05 – 12:35
Q & A Session with the audience.

The event will also be live streamed on organizations’ Facebook pages:

Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Georgia

*Working languages: Georgian and English, simultaneous translation provided.
*Simultaneous translation is available only if you use Zoom application.

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