Territory: An area of land under the jurisdiction of a ruler or state.
This project looks at the aftermath of the peaceful “colour” revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine set against the backdrop of Russia’s resurgence as a major global power and its ongoing interference in their sovereign and domestic affairs.
A major geopolitical battle is being fought out in Ukraine and Georgia, in their nascent stages of nation-building and as they try to free themselves from Russian influence. Russia, under President Putin, has emerged into a more assertive and aggressive force. It still sees both countries as part of its sphere of influence, or its “near abroad”, and as such, uses its economic, military and energy resources to destabilise their Governments.
This has left both countries in a state of frozen flux.