This blog was originally published in English on the Huffington Post and in Russian on Caucasian Knot. Read it in Russian here. Recently I have become very popular among my London circle. During a recent trip to South Ossetia I had been interrogated by the security services, who publicly accused me of espionage and of sharing with the people my supposed "skills" in preparing for a "colour revolution". On my return, my friends and colleagues queued up to meet me, concerned to know how I was and what had happened.
In the Caucasus we work with people affected by conflict to challenge attitudes and foster peace, and have established a regional business network.