He is not as strictly pro russian as others, but its a long stretch to consider that being a western front or pro western.
The reason I originally supported him was because he was a break from the soviet style corruption stench that was fuming out of every other party including ARF. he was very big on implementing rule of law, and an independent judiciary, and creating some sense of separation between the business owners and those who sit in the parliament.
But to me his fatal characteristic is his inability to make decisions and stick with them. He has had a very big problem with committing things, and often resorts to drastic measures which have hurt his cause greatly. These include quitting as foreign minister in 1992, quitting parliament in 2009, contributing to the separation in the 2011 opposition protests, quitting the opposition unified group in 2012 elections, and the disorganized chaos that was his 2013 election protests.