Former president of Georgia and head of the Ukrainian executive committee of reforms Mikhail Saakashvili criticized the decision of the Georgian ballerina Nina Ananiashvili to move to Russia and head the Opera and Ballet Theater in Novosibirsk, Vzglyad reports .
Saakashvili said that “most of Georgia is occupied by Russia,” meaning the partially recognized states of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. “There is no excuse for this, I don’t like it,” he appreciated the ballerina’s move.
Ananiashvili’s move reminded him of the agreement of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to work at Gazprom .
Realizing that she could be criticized at home, Nina Ananiashvili has already stated that she is “ready for attacks.” “Art shouldn’t be so politicized,” she said.
Nina Ananiashvili – People’s Artist of the Georgian SSR and People’s Artist of Russia. Ananiashvili’s spouse is Georgian politician Grigol Vashadze , chairman of the opposition Georgian party United Georgia – Democratic Movement, from which Saakashvili was nominated for the post of prime minister of the country in 2020.