All Posts Tagged With: "Abkhazia"

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Kasparov Discusses Chess, Politics in Georgia Visit

During a visit this week to a friend and chess colleague in Georgia, Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov met with Georgian leadership and journalists to discuss the state of Russia-Georgia relations.

Mar 18, 2010 | Continued
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Russia to Pay Nauru $50M to Recognize South Ossetia

Russia is reportedly planning to pay the diminutive island nation of Nauru tens of millions of dollars in aid for it to recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.

Dec 14, 2009 | Continued
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Russia in the News: August 31, 2009

A roundup of topical news stories from Russia.

Sep 1, 2009 | Continued
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The Makings of a Second Russian-Georgian War?

As the first anniversary of Russia’s war with Georgia approaches, the area is showing signs that violence may flare up once again. Journalist Yuri Simonyan discusses the deteriorating situation in South Ossetia for the Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper.

Aug 3, 2009 | Continued
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Russia to Print Maps Showing Georgian Regions as Independent

In the near future, Russia will print maps showing the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and Georgia as distinct from Georgia.

Jan 28, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Party Decries Recognition of Georgian Breakaway Regions

The United Civil Front, the Russian opposition political party led by Garry Kasparov, has released a statement denouncing President Dmitri Medvedev’s decision to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions within Georgia.

Aug 27, 2008 | Continued
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Russia Recognizes Georgian Breakaway Regions – Reactions

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has signed decrees recognizing the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, two breakaway regions within Georgia. Reactions from the international community and Russian experts.

Aug 26, 2008 | Continued
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Georgia, Russia and the Art of Choosing Enemies

Aleksandr Golts relates the worsening relations between Russia and Georgia to the Cuban Missile Crisis, centering on a recent UN report that found Russia responsible for shooting down a Georgian spy drone. Translation by

Jun 2, 2008 | Continued
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UN Says Russia Shot Down Georgian Spy Plane

The United Nations has concluded that Russia was responsible for shooting down a Georgian spy drone in April, violating ceasefire agreements.

May 27, 2008 | Continued
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Georgia Will Block Russia’s Accession to WTO

Georgia has pledged to block Russia from joining the World Trade Organization over Moscow’s support for two separatist regions within Georgia.

Apr 29, 2008 | Continued