To be fair Georgia keeps trying to split off more and more.Then Georgia...
It is just every time a bunch of Russians keep coming through and murdering everyone.
Now if you think a governments merits are based on how well its can murder, rape, and torture a population, yea, Russia has merit. Otherwise Russia has no sovereignty anywhere. Russia is not like other Federal states, the Russian federal subjects are held together by fear, not mutual gain.
Western government rules by the consent of the people. Russian government rules by its ability to inflict terror.