What is the Caucasus, in the final analysis?
asks prominent Georgian scholar Prof. Kiknadze. His answer is: We live in a house where each of the inhabitants has made his own choice. Each of the nations was shaped by different confessional and historical factors Islam, Orthodox Christianity and Monophysism are not mere religions chosen by peoples at random. This was not a political choice either. Faith is a strong cultural factor, the lifestyle and mentality in the first place.16 Political tensions in the region created a fraternal country syndrome: Georgia is actively cooperating with America in the military sphere, Azerbaijan with Turkey, while Armenia has chosen Russia as its partner. The nations have accepted this choice. All attempts to replace the main political figures and alter the countrys orientation cause public response. Lets have a look at the Caucasian states through the prism of Huntingtons theory. He says that there are close relations between two Christian Orthodox states (Georgia and Russia) though there is any a