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74,795. A humanitarian disaster as continued Russian attacks are inflicting terror on the population. Wikileaks, US diplomatic cable 10th August 2008
74,796. Georgia is not just a European country, but one of the most ancient European countries. Mikheil Saakashvili
87,314. US Special forces arrived in Georgia. They helped expel the Chechnyas. (Russia & Georgia & Chechnya & Putin) Putin, Russia and the West II: Democracy Threatens
87,315. [Mikheil] Saakashvili, said he would make Georgia a member of Nato. (Russia & Georgia & Putin) ibid.
87,334. In the summer of 2008 Russia was at war with America’s ally Georgia. (Russia & Georgia & Putin) Putin, Russia & the West III: War
87,335. Putin was determined to stop America encroaching on its other borders. (Russia & Georgia & Putin) ibid.
87,336. Georgians and separatists shelled each other. (Russia & Georgia & Putin) ibid.
87,337. Russian forces were already pushing the Georgian forces back in South Ossetia. Their air force now set out to destroy Georgia’s defences and targeted the capital itself. On the second day of the war they flew 120 bombing sorties. (Russia & Georgia & Putin) ibid.
87,338. Russian forces were now deep inside Georgia. (Russia & Georgia & Putin) ibid.
87,339. Standing alone was a price Russia was prepared to pay. (Russia & Georgia & Putin) ibid.
104,166. Across the Atlantic in Tbilisi a very different drug sucks the life of addicts: here, desomorphine, better known as Krokodil, has taken hold. (Drugs & Addiction & Georgia) Drugs Inc s7e9: The Living Dead, 2015
108,460. Georgia: still side by side with the pipeline route. You can almost feel the tension here. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union there’s been civil war and three republics have tried to break away. (Oil & Georgia) The Curse of Oil II, BBC 2004
109,875. There are almost 200 official countries in the world today but there are dozens more breakaway states determined to be separate. (Somalia & Transnistria & Moldova & Taiwan & Georgia & Azerbaijan) Simon Reeve, Holidays in the Danger Zone: Places that Don’t Exist I: Somaliland, BBC 2005
109,886. Georgia has a particular problem with breakaway states. After the collapse of the USSR Georgia became independent. But three parts of the country – South Ossetia, Abhazia and Adjara – then broke away from Georgia. Conflict brokeout, thousands were killed, and the whole region has suffered ever since. Simon Reeve, Holidays in the Danger Zone: Places that Don’t Exist IV: South Ossetia & Abhazia
109,887. Much of their military hardware has been provided by America. ibid.