A Turkish MAG-1 bulk carrier is seen half sunk on the shore of the Black Sea near Sukhumi, the capital of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, on Monday. The ship had been blown to shore by a storm.
Pro-Russian incumbent President Sergei Bagapsh won a crushing first-round victory this weekend with 59.4 percent of the vote critics say was fraudulent.
A new Russian doctrine – which says it can use nuclear weapons preemptively against small regional adversaries – is seen either as a sign of aggression or bluster to mask insecurity.
Venezuelan leader recognizes Georgia breakaway states, South Ossetia and Abkhazia as added bonus during Moscow visit.
A Georgian blogger called Cyxymu says so. He may have been the target of a cyberattack on Twitter, Facebook, and other sites Thursday.
Tensions are spiking again, creating concerns about another conflict.
It is responsible for economically troubled South Ossetia and may have spurred the European Union to seek alternative sources of energy.