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
Nov 2 Shorts for November 2 - Georgian Events Shorts for November 2 - Non-Georgian Events Nov 3 Tehran - with Moscow's Backing - Seeks to Expand its Role in the Caucasus Pro-Putin Youth Group Takes Positions It Earlier Denounced as Fascist Nov 5 Tatar Nationalists Ask UN to Condemn 1921 Famine as Genocide Russian Dissenters Now Using Tactics of Soviet Dissidents, Igor Kon Says Nov 6 Russia and Europe Must Unite to Resist US and China, Moscow Analysts Say Moscow Lashes Out at Poland for Warsaw's Assistance to Georgia But Its Real Target is the West Nov 7 Georgian Opposition Seeks 'Peaceful' Ouster of Saakashvili But Faces Uphill Fight November 7th Must Be Recalled Not as a Triumph but as a Tragedy, Not for Its Victors but Because of Its Victims Nov 8 Shorts for November 8 Georgian Events Nov 10 Sarkozy Plan Does Not Restore Status Quo Ante in Georgia Whatever Anyone Thinks, Moscow Analyst Says Nov 11 Russian Nationalists Fear Rise of Obama-Like Leader in Their Country Nov 13 Russia's New Growth Industry - Pawnshops Nov 14 Toward a Dangerous New Era of Partially Recognized States in the Post-Soviet Space? Russian Military Boards Increasingly Violate Rights of Draftees Nov 16 Financial Crisis Provoking Regionalist and Separatist Challenges to Moscow Nov 17 Financial Crisis Creating Problems for Russia's Orthodox, Muslim and Jewish Leaders Nov 18 Russians React to IMF Warning that Unemployed Migrants May Turn to Crime 'Falling Oil Prices are Saving the World from Russia's Ambitions,' Moscow Analysts Say Nov 19 Medvedev Asserts Nearly Unlimited Right to Revise the Russian Constitution Moscow Prepares to Dismiss Four Prominent Regional Leaders Noose Tightens Around Ingushetia's Zyazikov Figuratively and Literally Nov 20 A Return to Higher Oil Prices Alone Will Not Stabilize Russia, Moscow Experts Say Was There Another Yalta at Nice? Major Faiths in Russia Suffer from 'Cadres Hunger' Nov 21
Uzbek History Textbook Denounces Soviet Totalitarianism But Downplays Popular Movements in Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan Expands Efforts to Protect its Co-Nationals in Russia Russians' Experience with Soviet Lines Blocks Rise of Civil Society Today Nov 22 Russian Groups Intended to Promote Law and Order in Fact Undermine It Shorts for November 22 - Georgian Events Shorts for November 22 - Non-Georgian Items Nov 24 Could the Disappearing Aral Sea Become Geopolitcally the New Caspian? Putin's Russia Increasing Resembles Brezhnev's Soviet Union How Stalin Built a Terror-Based 'Power Vertical' Nov 26 Circassians Call for Single Circassian Republic in North Caucasus A Saudi Mosque in Moscow in Exchange for a Russian Church in Mecca? Putin Restored 'Stalinist Mechanism of Rule' in Modernized Form, Moscow Analyst Says