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Boris Berezovski: "It is now clear to all that Dmitri Medvedev is an absolute puppet and Putin's clan continues to control Russia"

09 August 2008 [10:32] - TODAY.AZ
Day.Az interview with famous Russian entrepreneur and political figure Boris Berezovki.
- How would you comment on the situation in the region of the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict?

- There are no principal differences in this issue. Georgia has a right to restore its territorial integrity and it uses its right. The lawless actions of Russia, which attempts to prevent official Tbilisi from using its legal right by all means, are obvious. Unfortunately, we all witness Russia's policy not only towards Georgia, but also towards all the North Caucasus republics, particularly, Ingushetia and Dagestan.

But at the same time it is necessary to note that Georgia chose the forced way of the conflict resolution in South Ossetia only after feeling support of the United States, which try to fulfill its geopolitical tasks in the South Caucasus region.

In the conclusion, I would like to note that the situation causes colossal damage to Russia, Georgia and the world society.

- Why do you think the majority of announcements and the stiffest ones were made from the side of the Kremlin to Georgia, which executes its right for restoration of the territorial integrity, were made not by President of Russia Dmitri Medvedev but by country's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin?

- Because after formal presidential elections, which were farce, Dmitri Medvedev was, in fact, appointed, not elected, the President of the country.

It is now clear to all that Dmitri Medvedev is an absolute puppet and Putin's clan continues to control Russia. For this reason, both Russia and the whole world society have problems.

- In this case, how do you see the future of Russia?

- I think the working leadership of Russia underestimates the power and strength of the West. Russia's oil revenues euphoria makes it lose the sense of reality and control over the situation. I do not doubt that Russia will be defeated not only in its counteraction with the West but also in the case of Georgia.

- Can Azerbaijan chose the way of the forced restoration of the territorial integrity by Georgia's pattern?

- Most unsettled territorial conflicts in the former USSR area have much in common. There are common features between the Georgian-South Ossetian and Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict in Nagorno Karabakh. In particular, the role of Russia, which held and still continues its empire policy for preserving conflicts everywhere, by applying the thesis "divide and rule", is felt in both of them. Russia is still able to torpedo all territorial conflicts, which emerged after the USSR collapse. It should be always taken into account.

/Day.Az/
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