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
Dec 1 Is an Independent Abkhazia a Direct Threat to Russia? Migrant Worker Strike Frightens Russians, Could Trigger an Explosion Dec 2 'Being a Muslim Does Not Meaning Being an Arab,' North Caucasus Official Says Russia's Most Violent Criminals of the 1990s Now Being Released from Prison Regional Leaders May Prove to Be Big Losers as a Result of Putin's Latest Moves Dec 3 More Russians Now Prepared to Defend Their Interests via Collective Actions than a Decade Ago Moscow Must Not Assume Muslim World Will Always Side with Russia Against the West, Moscow Scholar Says Europe Must Talk with Moscow but Not Resume 'Business as Usual,' Rights Groups Say Dec 4 Rights Activists Protest Moscow's Moves toward Cheka-Style 'Justice' Dec 5 Kremlin, Fearful of Popular Unrest, Moves to Defuse the Situation Dec 6 Who will be Russia's Next Patriarch? Dec 7 Shorts for December 7 - Georgian Events Shorts for December 7 - Non-Georgian Items Dec 8 Moscow's 'Divide and Rule' Policies in the Caucasus Being Challenged EU Proposes 'Eastern Partnership' to Six Former Soviet Republics Dec 9 Federation Council Creates Special Commission on North Caucasus 'Ethnicization of Russian Consciousness' Taking Place for First Time Dec 11 Could Central Asian Women Become 'Surrogate Democrats'? Dec 12 Ever More Russians Finding Themselves on Moscow's 'Black Lists' Russian Prison Population Again Approaches One Million Dec 13 Today's Russia 'Pregnant with Fascism,' Guluzade Warns Dec 15 North Caucasus More Unstable Now than When Yeltsin Launched First Post-Soviet Chechen War Dec 16 Russian Government's Proposed Redefinition of Treason Would Restore 'Stalinist Norms,' Rights Activists Say Russia's Last Soviet Mufti Departs Dec 17 Russification Efforts in Mari El Disturb Hungarians Bridging Current Divide between Russians and Georgians Will Be Hard, Polls Suggest Gontmakher's Warning of Popular Unrest in the Regions Comes True in Vladivostok Dec 31 Russian Liberals Have No Reason for Optimism as 2008 Ends, Moscow Analyst Says