The breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia will hold a runoff after no candidate received the 50 percent of votes needed to win yesterday’s presidential election, which Georgia called a “farce.”
South Ossetia, Georgia’s breakaway region, is holding a presidential election today after two terms served by incumbent leader Eduard Kokoity expired.
OAO Gazprom, Russia’s state-run natural gas producer, officially inaugurated a pipeline from Russia to South Ossetia, bypassing Georgia.
As Vladimir Putin completes Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Azerbaijan is feeling pressure as concerns mount that his attention will next shift southward.
It was a vacation that Russian stock broker Alexander Antipov said he dreamt about for two decades: a tropical getaway from the harsh Moscow winter to the white-sand beaches of Acapulco, Mexico.
Georgia said four youths detained by Russian forces on the border of the separatist South Ossetia region were released today, a spokesman for Georgia’s Interior Ministry said by phone today in Tbilisi.