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Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Russia Takes 2 Big Bites out of Georgia

(Welcome, those from Guam & Belarus, to the blog for the first time.)

Today Russia moved very fast, after about 16 years of holding back, formally to recognise the independence of both Abkhazia and South Ossetia. A dark day for Georgia, a bright one - supposedly - for the two breakaways, who have wanted this for all these years. The new world order continues to make itself felt across the globe, day by day.
I'll be back in Georgia in 2 1/2 days, and I can only imagine what it'll be like: gloomy and resigned or furious and riotous. But it's home for all that, a place I have chosen to live in for better or worse.

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