I participated in an overall project together with the Caucasian youth several years ago. We, young journalists from Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia flew to Antalya from Tbilisi together to participate in the project. We met each other at the airport. It was just saying hello, nothing else. I was sitting with my colleagues from Armenia and Azerbaijan while flying, absolutely not talking to each other for four hours. Azerbaiajanian and Armenian colleagues were especially distinguished with exceptional distrust towards each other. I was more adventurous. But later, when I met my Abkhazian and Osetian colleagues in Antalya, uncomfortable feeling crashed between me and them, living on the occupied territories of Georgia.
At the end of the project, we represented one big circle of friends, where nither ethnical property existed, nor 90s conflicts.
Separation was tearful, contact in social net - very active.
I felt a little bit uncomfortable with my Russian colleagues in the next project. Colleagues from Azerbaijan and Armenia, from Caucasus, from ‘My country’ were much more closer and native. The project in Germany has further helped me to overcome this inconvenience.