New Caucasian nations

Chairman of the State Duma Constitutional Law and Nation Building Committee, Vladimir Pligin

1960 - Born in Vologda Region
1982 - Graduates, Leningrad State University
1987 - Receives PhD in law
1996 - Advocate, Moscow Regional Bar Association
2003 - State Duma deputy, Federal Assembly of Russia
2003 - Advocate status suspended due to State Duma election
2006 - Chairman, Constitutional Law and Nation Building Committee, State Duma

Today we will talk about Russia’s recognition of the independence of two Caucasian republics, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. What made Russia recognise these breakaway regions of Georgia? And what will follow? To answer this question, our guest today is the Chairman of the State Duma Constitutional Law and Nation Building Committee, Vladimir Pligin.