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Democracy Best Hope for Russia and Georgia

Posted by Info on 07/08/2009

“The best hope for reconciliation between Russia and Georgia is for both countries to respect human rights, strengthen democratic institutions and the rule of law and create an environment that enables civil society to hold governments accountable,”

said Vladimir Shkolnikov, Freedom House Europe director.
A Russian military invasion into Georgian territory on August 7, 2008 followed an escalation in fighting between Georgian forces and South Ossetian separatists. The conflict left hundreds of people dead, displaced tens of thousands and ended in Russia’s unilateral recognition of the independence of both South Ossetia and neighboring republic Abkhazia.

In advance of the war’s one-year anniversary, Freedom House is releasing Russian-language summaries of its Russia and Georgia reports from Nations in Transit 2009, Freedom House’s study of democratic development in 29 former Soviet states.

One Response to “Democracy Best Hope for Russia and Georgia”

  1. {Читаю {ваш|этот|} блог, и понимаю, что {ничего|нифига} не понимаю. Все так запутано. 🙂

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