Relations between Georgia and Russia

Chronology of Diplomatic Relations:

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Russian Federation were established on 1 July 1992.

As a result of the full scale military aggression exercised by Russia against Georgia, occupation of the integral parts of Georgia, and ethnic cleansing provided on these territories and declaration of this regions as an "independent Republics" Georgia break off diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation On September 2, 2008.

Ambassadors of Georgia to the Russian Federation

  • Valerian Advadze - April 1993 - January 1995
  • Vaja Lordkipanidze - 1995 - August 1998
  • Malkhaz Kakabadze - September 1998 - May 2000
  • Zurab Abashidze - July 2000 - February 2004
  • Konstantin Kemularia - February 2004 - July 2004
  • Valery Chechelashvili - August 2004 - February 2005
  • Irakly Chubinishvili -  July 2005 - February 2008
  • Erosi Kitsmarishvili - February 2008 - September 2008

Head of the section of Georgian interests at the Embassy of the Swiss Confederation:

  • Givi Shugarov - 2009 -2012
  • Giorgi Chkheidze - 2012 - 2016
  • Giorgi Zakarashvili - 2016 - to date

Ambassadors of the Russian Federation to Georgia

  • Vladimir Zemskiy - 1993 - 1996
  • Felix Stanevskiy - 1996 - August 2000
  • Vladimir Gudev - August 2000 - November 2002
  • Vladimir Chkhikvishvili - November 2002 - July 2006
  • Viacheslav Kovalenko - July 2006 - September 2008
  • Andrey Smaga, Head of the section of Russian interests at the Embassy of the Swiss Confederation - March 2009 - to date)

Fields of Co-operation

Intergovernmental co-operation since 2010 has been practically frozen nearly in all directions, except for consultations in Geneva process framework. Participants of Geneva Talks are - Georgia, the Russian Federation USA as an Official Representatives and European Union, OSCE and UN as Mediators.

Useful Links:

President of Russian federation
State Duma of Federal Assembly of Russia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation
Ministry of Defence of Russian Federation
Georgia's Interests Section of the Swiss Confederation's Embassy to the Russian Federation