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Abkhazia’s ‘creeping’ incorporation. The end of the experiment of a separatist democracy
Abkhazia’s ‘creeping’ incorporation. The end of the experiment of a separatist democracy

Author(s): Wojciech Górecki
Subject(s): Governance, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Abkhazia; separatist democracy
Summary/Abstract: On 5 March 2015 a Russian-Abkhazian treaty on alliance and strategic partnership came into effect; it had been signed on 24 November 2014. In fact, the treaty provides a “roadmap” for the incorporation of Abkhazia into the Russian area of defence and economic and social affairs: as soon as the transition periods defined in the treaty expire, Russian standards and legal regulations will be rolled out in these areas. Despite maintaining the formal status of the Abkhazian government institutions and attributes of statehood (which, however, is a fact of minor importance, as Abkhazia is not internationally recognised as a state), the treaty’s entry into force will de facto bring the current model of functioning of this para-state to an end.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English