The present analysis is based on the stories of twelve far-right activists. A few of them consider themselves as ethno-nationalists, some as conservatives. One of them was a member of the National Movement and called himself a patriotic activist.
The history of their activism is also diverse. Three respondents are members of the far1 2right group, Georgian Power; one was a member of Kardhu and three respondents rep3resented themselves as members of National Unity of Georgia . One of the respondents was actively involved in the Georgian National Liberation Movement. Two respondents said they were independent, nationalist activists of the far-right wing and engaged in civic activism without joining any group. Two respondents said in an interview that they did not consider themselves far-right activists and that their involvement in far-nationalist rallies years ago was solely due to the lack of information. These respondents said that, after studying at university and becoming clear about their political ideologies, they no longer want to be labelled far-nationalists and presently wish to distance themselves from their past. We were guided by several factors when selecting respondents:
1) All respondents interviewed by us have . Each of them has a higher education bachelor's or master's degree (in history, archaeology, political science, etc.), which indicates their likely conscious choice and at least minimal knowledge of political ideol4ogies or terms.
2) Activity in social media. Our respondents actively and publicly express their positions and political interests on the social network Facebook. For the objectives of the study, it was important that respondents had a clear position and interest concerning far-right, nationalist activism.
3) All of our respondents are former or active followers of far-right groups or ideologies. Their experience and collaboration with various radical groups, including Georgian Power, National Unity of Georgia, and Kardhu, provide an opportunity to explore the root causes of far-right discourse in Georgia.
When talking about their activism and ideology, respondents use scientiﬁc terms and examples from different countries. They also consistently explain the key features of farright discourse in Georgia. THE IDEOLOGY OF FAR-RIGHT GROUPS IN GEORGIA