Extremly Interesting interview from Moscow. Эхо Москвы / Передачи / Особое мнение / Пятница, 29.08.2

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Дата : 29.08.2008 17:07
Передача : Особое мнение
Ведущие : Лев Гулько
Гости : Валерия Новодворская

Л. ГУЛЬКО: Меня зовут Лев Гулько, это передача «Особое мнение», в студии журналист Валерия Новодворская. Добрый вечер.
В. НОВОДВОРСКАЯ: Добрый вечер, Лева, что это вы без противогаза?
Л. ГУЛЬКО: У меня лицо такое, что вы, какой противогаз?
В. НОВОДВОРСКАЯ: «Эхо» очень близко от Кремля расположено.
Л. ГУЛЬКО: И вы думаете, что?
В. НОВОДВОРСКАЯ: Если ракета-томогавк попадет в Кремль.
Л. ГУЛЬКО: То противогаз не поможет, я вас уверяю, поэтому я без противогаза.
В. НОВОДВОРСКАЯ: Т.е. уже ничего не поможет?

 

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Abkhazia, S.Ossetia Formally Declared Occupied Territory

From civil.ge

 The Georgian parliament unanimously passed a resolution on August 28 formally declaring Abkhazia and South Ossetia Russian-occupied territories, and calling Russian troops, occupying forces. 

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Original Statements of United Nations Security Council members, August 28

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
August 28, 2008
UN Webcast Archive
5969th Meeting (PM)

SECURITY COUNCIL BRIEFED BY POLITICAL AFFAIRS, PEACEKEEPING ON GEORGIA DEVELOPMENTS,
INCLUDING 26 AUGUST RECOGNITION DECREES ON ABKHAZIA, SOUTH OSSETIA

Russian Federation Reads Out Decrees to Council;
Georgia Says Declarations Illegal, Country Invaded, But Not Defeated

Statements


IRAKLI ALASANIA ( Georgia) said he appreciated the convening of the meeting and thanked the Secretariat for the updates on the situation. He said the request for a meeting of the Council had been necessitated by the illegal unilateral act of the Russian Federation concerning South Ossetia and Abkhazia. On 26 August, a decree had been made by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in which he referred to the two regions as republics, in violation of the principles of respect for the territorial integrity of States. The Russian Federation’s action was, therefore, contrary to the very principles and values on which the United Nations was founded. The Russian Federation, a member of the Security Council, had interfered in the principles of the inviolability of States and their territorial integrity, and its illegal and unilateral action had already come under condemnation by the international community. Now, the Russian Federation must be sent the strongest message by the Security Council so as to ensure other separatist elements in the world did not misread the message about such action.

 

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UN Security Council Meeting: Russian Recognition Decrees on Abkhazia and S. Ossetia August 28, 2008

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
August 28, 2008
UN Webcast Archive
5969th Meeting (PM)

SECURITY COUNCIL BRIEFED BY POLITICAL AFFAIRS, PEACEKEEPING ON GEORGIA DEVELOPMENTS,
INCLUDING 26 AUGUST RECOGNITION DECREES ON ABKHAZIA, SOUTH OSSETIA

Russian Federation Reads Out Decrees to Council;
Georgia Says Declarations Illegal, Country Invaded, But Not Defeated

On 26 August, the President of the Russian Federation had signed decrees on the recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent States, a representative of the Department of Political Affairs told the Security Council today, as she briefed members on the situation in Georgia.

 

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Russian war and Georgian democracy

The war leaves Russian ambitions for regime change in Tbilisi intact. But the Georgian nation and its society have survived a great test to emerge the moral victor, says Georgia’s minister of education, Ghia Nodia.
By Ghia Nodia
http://www.opendemocracy.net

 

Russia says it has started pulling back from Georgian soil, but there are few if any signs that it means business. Therefore, the war is not over yet. Despite this, Neal Ascherson and Ivan Krastev have on openDemocracy already started taking stock of the possible results of the war. I will join them in these attempts – though all of us should understand that while Russia continues trying to change the situation on the ground through military means, any such assessments can only be rather tentative.  READ MORE…