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Russia’s Geopolitical

Russia’s recent geopolitical moves have distinguished themselves from the earlier attempts to regain the influence once exercised by its predecessor states, the U.S.S.R.
Vasili Rukhadze Research Fellow

Russian peacekeeping in Abkhazia and suicide

Suicide rate among former russian peacekeepersIncreased suicide rates for military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders have
been reported in various countries. Although it is known that some peacekeepers are exposed to potentially traumatic events and are thus at risk of suffering from post-traumatic stress reactions, only a few studies have examined suicide rates in this group. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the suicide rate among former Russian peacekeeping personnel…

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Georgia: Against the Odds

Davit Batashvili
New York, USA
Fourteen years have passed since the fall of Sokhumi. On September 27, 1993, Georgia was finally and decisively deprived of its territorial integrity and dragged down to a position of a failed state. Disorientated by the Soviet legacy, Georgian society was unable at that time to counter anything to the Russian projects of the country’s disintegration.

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Major terrorist groups operating in Abkhazia

Georgia lost over 30,000 lives to terrorism and extremism over the last 14 years in Abkhazia. This is certainly cause for alarm, and creates an image of widespread breakdown of law and order – and this is an accurate picture of breakaway parts of the country- Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Across most of its geographical expanse, however, Georgia has remained by and large free of the modern-day scourge of terrorism, as of insurgency and other patterns of extremist political violence.

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Russia does not recognize Dmitry Sanakoev

Russia does not recognize " the alternative government "  of South Ossetia led by Dmitry Sanakoev  and is not going to reject  its support  to the current president of  the republic  Edward Kokojty.

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Escape from Moscow

Escape from MoscowCommunism’s fall gave the nations of the former Soviet bloc a chance to turn towards democracy, a market economy, and the rule of law. Some countries cut ties decisively with the communist past; others were less successful, a few failed catastrophically.

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Russia and U.S.-Russia Relations

Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
Remarks before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Washington, DC
June 21, 2007  View Video
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As Prepared
Chairman Biden, Ranking Member Lugar, Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to appear before you to discuss Russia and U.S.-Russia relations.



 

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President Saakashvili meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili at june 9 2007 arrived in St Petersburg to attend an informal summit of CIS heads of state and a world economic forum. Within the framework of the visit he met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at Constantine Palace today. The meeting took place behind closed doors and lasted longer than had originally been planned. The presidents spoke to journalists before the meeting.

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Russia’s Geopolitical Counter-Offensive in the Former Soviet Union

In the last two to three years Russia has been on a geopolitical offensive in the countries that were formerly part of the Soviet Union. It has been gradually regaining the ground lost in the aftermath of the American invasion of Afghanistan and the Georgian, Ukrainian and Kyrgyz revolutions.

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