Government of Georgia’s Public Rhetoric

Minuscule Model of Russian Propaganda




Russian propaganda, disinformation, Government of Georgia, propaganda techniques, comparative analysis


Russian propaganda exploits the idea of freedom of information to promote disinformation. It aims to sow confusion using conspiracy theories and ensure there is not a single issue for society to consolidate. As a well-tested approach, this malicious practice of “brainwashing” can be applied in across countries or circumstances. Observation of statements made by Georgian authorities leads to the hypothesis that methods of Russian propaganda have been embedded in Georgia’s ruling Georgian Dream party’s rhetoric. Therefore, the focus of this paper is to study features of the Georgian government’s public communication through the prism of propaganda and test whether its rhetoric is analogous to Russia’s propaganda toolkit. The study shows apparent parallels between these two phenomena. The Georgian government’s rhetoric implies vociferous accusations against people being critical of the authorities, cultivating groundless fears among the population and shaping a negative agenda.

Author Biography

Davit Kutidze, Gnomon Wise Research Institute at the University of Georgia

Davit Kutidze received a BA in Social Sciences specializing in Journalism from the Shota Rustaveli State University in Batumi in 2011. In 2014 he received MA in Mass Communications and Media Research at Tbilisi State University.
Throughout 2013-2014, Davit worked as an Analyst at FactCheck Georgia. From December 2014 until April 2017, he was a project coordinator and Junior Editor at FactCheck Georgia. From April 2017 until July 2019, Davit worked as an Editor in Chief of FactCheck Georgia. In addition, he was an Invited Lecturer (from 2015 until June 2018) at Tbilisi Teaching University.
Currently, he works as a Researcher at Gnomon Wise, an independent research institute at the University of Georgia. Davit's research interests include Mass Communication, Media, Propaganda, and Russian Propaganda.


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How to Cite

Kutidze, D. (2024). Government of Georgia’s Public Rhetoric: Minuscule Model of Russian Propaganda. Central European Journal of Communication, 16(2(34), 224-241.



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