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Revolution In Georgia?!  
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Live on the news stations now, the opposition has stormed the parliament in Georgia. Looks very tough for Shevardnadze now...

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User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

Well, finally Shevardnadzes time has come!


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User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 966 times:

Apparently Shevardnadze has finally resigned and the TV showed pictures of a government plane starting up and starting to taxi. It's unknown where Shevardnadze will search political asylum. Plane looked like a Tu-154.

User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 951 times:

Well, when asked where he is going he replied: Home to start working on my memuars.



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 941 times:

There will be when Georgia Tech upsets Georgia this week, thats for damn sure.

User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 925 times:

Shevarnadze in my opinion did nothing much worse than other leaders of most of former Soviet states. Look to Turkmenistan and what is going there in particular, but also other countries. No former Soviet state built a true western democracy, except probably Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia), but with the current happenings here (opposition tries to get rid of President by throwing compromat (in most cases having nothing to do with President) and other kinds of meaningless propaganda) I already start to doubt this.

It is interesting how situation in Abkhasia, Ajaria and South Osettia will end. Russia was succesfully colonised South Ossetia and to a lesser extent Abkhasia (Roubles as currency, etc.), while Ajaria was de facto independent. What will new government do about these issues? Somehow I feel that Russia played a part in influencing this 'revolution' - they had certain issues with Georgia (Pankis hills apart from already mentioned) and Georgia wanted to join NATO, this way changing the geopolitical situation of the region. We will see if the new government (one which will come after next elections to be held after 1,5 month) will continue this integration or turn back to Russia. If the latter will happen, it will be quite guranted that Russia influenced (not saying that fully organised) this.

Shevarnadze by the way decided to remain in Georgia, although Germany offered assylum.


User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 880 times:

Very well put Sonic.

It's interesting that there was no violence, just peaceful transformation of power unlike in many other 3rd world countries. Credit to Shevernadze and the opposition.

A similar tranformation of power happened in Armenia, I think in 1997. The president resigned there and new elections were held.

Good luck Georgia.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 870 times:

Shevardnadze is in Germany, Spiegel Online http://www.spiegel.de/ reports.

Shevardnadze has his merits in unifying Germany and it's likely that this country will grant him asylum or something similar to asylum.



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User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 822 times:

Who would have thought changing the name from Hartsfield to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport would cause so much civil unrest in Georgia.. Oh you meant the other Georgia.

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