· August, 2009

Stories about Georgia from August, 2009

Caucasus: Peace Corps blogs on Twitter

  31 August 2009

With most bloggers located in the capitals of the three South Caucasus republics, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) have been indispensible in posting entries from the regions of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. However, with old PCVs being replaced by new ones when their service ends, it's often been difficult to...

Georgia: Evolutsia.net

  14 August 2009

A new blog in English on the Republic of Georgia has been launched at Evolutsia.net. The blog promises musings on Georgian politics, the Caucasus, and all things Khachapuri and says it will offer “information and analysis without bias or prejudice.”

Russia, Ukraine: Medvedev's Address

  12 August 2009

Foreign Policy's Passport links to the vlog post with president Medvedev's Ukraine address and the English-language translation of the transcript. Eternal Remont comments on some of Medvedev's statements: “[…] ‘The leadership in Kiev took an openly anti-Russian stand after the Georgia War.’ This is not allowed under Section 6 of...

Georgia, Russia: Cyber Attacks on Blogger ‘Cyxymu’

  9 August 2009

In 2008, the Russo-Georgian war coincided with the Beijing Olympics, diverting some of the public attention from the peaceful sporting event. This week, cyber attacks on LJ, Twitter and Facebook, targeting Tbilisi-based blogger cyxymu, have added an extra dimension to the coverage of the war's first anniversary.

Russia: Stalin's Grandson vs. Novaya Gazeta

  4 August 2009

Eternal Remont comments on the lawsuit filed by Stalin's grandson against a Russian newspaper: “By the same legal resoning, someone could sue the Holocaust Museum for besmirching Hitler’s good name. But the Kremlin is despratly trying to rehabilitate Stalin's image these days.”

Caucasus: An interview with Micael Bogar

  1 August 2009

With three frozen conflicts and many ethnic fault lines, peace and stability in the South Caucasus often seems unreachable. After living and working in the the region for many years, Micael Bogar is now Projects Manager at the American University's Center for Social Media and speaks to Global Voices Online on the potential for new media tools to circumvent divisions and bring estranged neighbors together.