Tbilisi-Moscow, yet again

Even the Guardian has devoted several articles to the spat between Russia and Georgia. Georgia arrests four ‘Russian spies’, Russia cuts off all links with Georgia. Georgian businesses in Moscow start getting raided (there’s nothing Russian police enjoy more than going after anybody from the Caucasus). No word on what is happening to ethnic Russians in Georgia, who make up some 6% of the population.
All this sabre-rattling seems very good for helping Saakashvili and Putin get their parties re-elected, but not much use for anybody else. Grr!

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