Crisis in the Caucasus - 2008
The Russian / Georgian Conflict and its Impact on Azerbaijan
Opinions Worth Considering....
Pale yellow color designates events directly related to Azerbaijan
Sept 1 Moscow to Help Iran Complete Bushehr Atomic Plant Tbilisi's Decision to Break with Moscow Leaves Georgians in Russia with Fewer Defenders Ingush Opposition to Pursue Independence after Police Murder Website Owner Sept 3 Ingush Tragedy Likely to "End with a New Andizhan" Muslims Seen Moving into Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Changing Religious Balance in Both Sept 4 Bashkirs Invoke Self-Determination Rights against Putin's Power Will Georgia Reinforce Putin's Power or Strengthen Medvedev's Hand? Sept 5 Update: Moscow Wins Major Victory on Pipeline Sept 9 Moscow's Use of Russian Passports in Georgia Disturbs Other Post-Soviet States Moscow Publisher's Call for Unitary State Frightens Russia's Minorities Georgia's New Rights Party Calls for Saakashvili to Resign Sept 10 Kremlin Should Not View West's Reaction on Georgia as a Victory, Russian Analysts Say UN Satellite Undercut Russian Claims about South Ossetia Sept 11 Georgian Opposition to Saakashvili is Not and Will Not Be Pro-Russian, Moscow Analyst Says Is Moscow About to Cross a Third Rubicon in the Caucasus? New Moscow Policies Likely to Spread Ethnic Conflicts Beyond Hot Spots Sept 12 Some Russians Ask What Did Their Country Achieve by Invading Georgia State Power has Collapsed in Ingushetia, Markedonov Says Sept 13 Moscow Wants Arctic to Become Russia's 'Strategic Resource Base' Sept 14 Russian Invasion Energized Georgian Blogosphere Sept 17 Moscow Prepared for 'a Caucasus Anschluss' but Probably Won't Carry It Through Sept 17 Moscow's Increasingly Crude Diplomatic Language Points to Trouble Ahead Sept 17 Moscow's Effort to Present Itself as Defender of Crimean Tatars Falls Flat Sept 18 New Russian Bases in Abkhazia, South Ossetia Strengthen Moscow's Hand in South Caucasus, Black Sea Region Moscow Prepares to Challenge the West on Arctic Delimitation Sept 19 "Did Georgia Fight with Money Sent from Russia?" Izvestiya Asks Sept 20 Minsk Blocks Chernobyl Children from Getting Treatment Abroad Sept 22 How Georgia Made South Ossetians 'Separatists in Spite of Themselves' When 'the Non-Existing Recognize the Unrecognized' Kazakhstan Drops Plan to Export Grain via Georgia Sept 23 Moscow Can Now Offer Russian Citizenship to Eight Million Ukrainians Moscow Paper Recalls when Soviets and Nazis Marched Together Tuva Republic Presents Moscow with a New Separatist Challenge Sept 24 Another Casualty of the Georgian War - Social Programs in Russia Sept 25 The Anniversary that Failed Tajuddin's Central MSD at 220 Russians Not Ready to Extend Long-term Aid to Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Poll Suggests Sept 27 Kremlin Can't Pursue War against Internet without Hackers, Expert Says Shorts - Georgian Events Shorts - Non-Georgian Items Sept 29 "Post-Soviet Does Not Mean Anti-Soviet," Russian Analyst Says Medvedev Says Moscow at Risk of Losing Russian Far East Sept 30 Georgian Ombudsman Says Saakashvili's Authoritarianism Must End Moscow May Help Russian Firms Buy Foreign Companies at Fire Sale Prices No Terrorist Act in Post-Soviet Russia Has Ever Been Fully Investigated, Expert Says