Georgia under Pressure

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    Hello. Georgia is the MOtherland of Wine.

    Alcohol is Georgia's second largest export-good. 70% of Georgia's wine is sold to Russia.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/georgia/story/0,,1765045,00.html

    Now Russia has made boycot on Georgian wine. Some days later they even boycotted Georgian mineral water despite Georgian brands winning many contest and prizes for good mineral water in Russia.
    This embargo is a desaster for Georgian economy, wine factories, farmers and many people and families who live from this export good will suffer.

    Yet this May Georgian Agrar minister will meet with Turkish officials to agree on duty-free Wine exports into 73 MIllion Market Turkey.
    http://www.rustavi2.com.ge/news_text.php?id_news=15339&pg=1&im=main&ct=&wth=
     
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    Have you been to Georgia before? I really would like to visit there in the near future, perhaps as part of a trip to Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, etc.

    Just wondering, it seems many excellent travelogues and stories always begin with Turkey in detail, then onto other nations like Georgia, Iran, etc.

    I am familiar with Russia's bullying of the nations in its sphere of influence that aren't toeing the Kremlin line. I am happy with Putin's efforts to stabilize his country, but his policy with neighbors must be approaching the point of infuriating to them.
     
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    Ah, the good old days - the Cold War is back!
     
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    Hello. Caucasus is a very complex issue where interests of Russia, Turkey and USA colidate.
    Yes i went to Georgia before in March.
    Turkey and Georgia have for a while now visa-less travel to cross the boarder.
    In Georgia there are living Turkic origin Georgians called Meshketians or Ahiska.
    They have there an own federal state within Georgia called Adzharia just behind the boarder of Turkey.
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    Georgia is very fragile. Federal state of Adzharia does not demand seperatism from Georgia.
    But there are federal States within Georgia populated by Russians like:
    South-Ossetia and Abkhazia.
    North-Ossetia is within Russian Territory and Georgia has no power in Georgian states like Abkhazia and South-Ossetia. Russia installed there pupets. And these federal states are working for seperatism from Georgia to join Russia.

    Russia even bombards Georgian territory from time to time. Called "Pankisi valley" where Russia says that Chechnya terrorists are hiding there and off course USA does not care because Putin-Bush friendship in Anti-Terrorism.

    Russia is currently cleaning its military bases in Georgia and moves it to Armenia which is almost allied with Iran.
    And Georgia wants to join NATO and Turkey is one of most aggressive supporters of Georgian NATO-membership.
    Hopefully Russian soldiers will be replaced by Turkish troops under NATO aegis.
    (last 2 Paragraphs
    http://www.regnum.ru/english/632614.html )
    Turkey was also the first nation which recognized Georgia after its independence from Soviet Union.
    Georgia for us is a small but very important Partner which is a buffer-zone to Russia and currently seeking for its Path aimed at western world.
    Pipelines like BTC, SCP and KTB-Railwayproject binds Georgia, Azerbaycan and Turkey together.

    Also Turkey does give Georgia military aid like building a Air Force airport for Georgian military, and Georgian Officers are being educated by Turkish Army under NATO "Cooperation for Peace" programm.

    Russia is loosing its foot on Caucasus and Russia wants to reverse the trend by damaging Georgian economy to make Georgian public pressure on Sakashvili: "We better cooperate with Russia".
    The same Strategy Russia did with Ukraine and Gas-price with Yushchenko.
    Georgia is as Azerbaycan a key in Energy lines in this part of this world.
    Central Asian states around Caspian see have no alternative then transporting there Reccources via Russia. Russia is monopolist.
    BTC and SCP Pieline are the first messengers of breaking Russian energy Monopol. And this Energy Lines go through Azerbaycan, Georgia to Turkey.

    The critic of Cheney these days against Gazprom and the initiation of Kazakhstan to join BTC-Pipeline has all to do with this. When Georgia is again under Russian control, there is no alternative to Russia in energy lines.
     
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    Schirinowski threatens Georgien with coup d'etat
    Russian State Department is silent

    by Manfred Quiring

    Moscow - Vladimir Schirinowski, vice-speaker of the Russian Staatsduma, LDPR boss and admits for its provocative sayings, to one of Russia produced coup d'etat in Georgien announced.

    At the edge in of Paris taking place NATO spring conference the Russian politician, who Georgian president Mikhail Saakaschwili removed on Russian operation already soon from his office and replaced by the ex public security Minister Igor Georgadse, said reported the Russian agency RBK. The country in the south Caucasus Schirinowski prognosticated the fate of Yugoslavia, at which NATO was not indifferent: Georgien will disintegrate into six parts.

    The expressions of the Russian nationalist are to be found also on the official Website the liberal-democratic party of Russia led by it. The LDPR boss promised, “that Russia already very soon the president Saakaschwili by Igor Georgadse replaced”, is called it in the text. “On 9 September the present Georgian power elite their swan singing anstimmen is quoted”, the LDPR boss.

    Schirinowski and the members of the Russian delegation excited themselves above all about the fact that for the southCaucasian country the next stage of the integration was introduced into NATO. In a resolution, which the NATO meeting had discharged on Tuesday, the member countries are requested to begin the phase of the intensified dialogue with Georgien. The meeting evaluated the achieved goals Georgiens in the connection during the conversion of the plan to the individual partnership as positive. Procured the meeting showed up over the unresolved conflicts in the abtrünnigen Georgian partial republics Südossetien and Abchasien. In this connection the NATO members requested Russia to participate in the solution of the conflicts constructionally. The NATO members are to assist thereby as well as render technical support, in order to accelerate the integration Georgiens into the structures of NATO.

    If Schirinowski brings the name Georgadse in annoyance over this development in the play, that has quite method. The former Georgian state safety Minister under president Shevardnadze was these days for the first time in public in Moscow arisen, although he is looked for over interpole steckbrieflich because of terrorism, and Saakaschwili had sharply attacked. Georgadse had been arrested after the assassination attempt on Shevardnadze 1995, escaped however in unsettled way. The Georgian guidance at that time made it responsible also for political murders in this time, could not its meanwhile become not haveful, since it was hearing to in Russia. From the exile it created the opposition party justice, however only one per cent of the voices reaches in inquiries. Also the Saakaschwili of critically facing forces rejects the zwielichtigen ex-KGB-boss Georgiens. The Russian State Department, which commentates unwillkommene expressions of foreign politicians quite eagerly, did not want to say Paris Schirinowski expressions anything to that to contents. On written request of the WORLD the official speaker of the Ministry, let communicate Mikhail Kamynin, by telephone only, its office was not responsible for what Schirinowski legend.

    http://translate.google.com/transla...&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=/language_tools
     

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