All Posts Tagged With: "Georgia"

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Funding of Russian Army to be Substantially Increased

After an analysis of Russia’s military campaign in South Ossetia and Georgia, the Russian Army’s funding will be substantially increased.

Aug 14, 2008 | Continued
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Illarionov: Russia Lost the Georgian War

Andrei Illarionov , a liberal economist and former policy advisor to the Russian president, has released his conclusions on the war in Georgia. The “financial, foreign policy, and moral losses of Russia are much more significant than those of Georgia,” Illarionov argues. The text first ran in the Yezhednevny Zhurnal online newspaper.

Aug 13, 2008 | Continued
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Human Rights Defenders Condemn Russia’s Operation in Georgia

In an open letter, some of Russia’s most prominent human rights defenders have called on the international community to stand up to Russia’s “aggression,” and to go as far as removing the country from the Group of Eight. Translation by

Aug 12, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Opposition on the War in Georgia – Official Statement

The United Civil Front, the Russian opposition party led by Garry Kasparov, has released an official statement on the unfolding events between Russia and Georgia. Exclusive translation by

Aug 11, 2008 | Continued
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How Georgia’s Offensive Recalls Russia’s Own Past

Writing for the online newspaper, journalist Vitaly Portnikov comments on the developing offensive launched by Georgia in the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Translation by

Aug 8, 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