Proceedings of The International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
Russia, the Western world and the Past-Soviet Countries
The post-Soviet space represents one of the most important and conceptual challenges of the Foreign policy of the USA and Russia. Even after 25 years from the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia remains committed to the Monroe’s doctrine-like policy that puts the aspiration of Western governments and business circles to enter the region, on the same level as invasion of the backyard of its own house, which proofs that it does not fully recognize the sovereignty of the post-Soviet states. This kind of attitude of the Russian ruling elite is one of the main reasons for the tension between Russia and the West. The occupation of Georgian Territories by Russian troops in 2008 is one of the most striking examples of the fact that Russia preferred to demonstrate its influence over the post-Soviet space to cooperation with the West in the bilateral spheres of interest.
Keywords: Post-Soviet Countries, Georgia, the West, USA, Russia.