September 22, 2007

THERE IS NO GEORGIA:

Strange parade in a strange land (Matthew Collin, 9/22/07, BBC News)

The tiny region of South Ossetia on the border with Russia has been struggling to break away from Georgia since the fall of the Soviet Union. South Ossetian separatists have been celebrating what they call "independence day" this week in their capital, Tskhinvali. [...]

[S]outh Ossetia is a strange place. This tiny, impoverished region claims that it's independent. But it actually wants to join the Russian Federation, while the rest of the world still recognises it as being part of Georgia.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 22, 2007 8:14 AM
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