Agressive Separatism in Abkhazia and South Ossetia

This blog is dedicated to the study and analysis of the separatist movements in Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. However, this blog will also be involved in exploring other problems of aggressive and militant separatism in Nagorny-Karabakh (Azerbaijan) and Transnistria (Moldova).

Basic facts on Abkhazia (Georgia):

350,000 ethnic Georgians were expelled by force by the Russian-backed separatist militant onslaught during the armed conflict of 1992-93 and 1998

Between 10,000-20,000 ethnic Georgians were killed by the militants which has been recognized by OSCE (Budapest and Lisbon Convention) as ethnic-cleansing

Russian-backed separatist de facto regime is mainly composed of ethno-nationalists and members of Russian FSB who refuse the rightful return of all Georgian IDPs to Abkhazia

Basic facts on South Ossetia:

There is no territorial uniformity of this de facto "state," which in fact is a chessboard land of many Georgian and Ossetian villages spread out throughout South Ossetia.

The main separatist strong hold is city of Tskhinvali (30,000 population) which as in case of Abkhazia has expelled most of its Georgian population.

As in case of Abkhazia, South Ossetia is run by militant gang of Russian-backed "president" Eduard Kokoity who is opposed by Ossetian alternative authorities (more friendly to Georgia) of Dmitry Sanakoev

Monday, March 24, 2008

CNN intervew with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili

Impressive interview of the Georgian President by well known CNN journalist Glenn Beck. Democracy can be successfully implemented if there is a true desire to achieve a standard of the democratic state. Clink Here.

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