Topic: Mikhael Saakashvili
The US Senate this week called on Russia to stop its 'occupation' of two breakaway enclaves that were once part of Georgia. But both sides appear to be hardening their positions.
08/05/2011 04:04 pm
A lack of economic progress may help account for mounting protests against Georgian President Mikhael Saakashvili. On Sunday, police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a mostly peaceful rally. A 'day of rage' is slated for May 25.
05/23/2011 02:18 pm
The commemoration of the Katyn massacre was meant to be a key 'forgive and forget' moment for Poland and Russia. It may now be overshadowed by the tragic death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, riding in a Russian-built aircraft.
04/10/2010 11:26 am
Nino Burdzhanadze told the Monitor she believes that Saakashvili ordered the Russian invasion hoax to sow anti-Russia panic and tar Georgia's opposition, which has been calling for his resignation for more than a year.
03/15/2010 01:15 pm
A fake TV report in Georgia that claimed a Russian invasion was in progress and that President Mikhael Saakashvili had been killed has drawn fury from citizens and the political opposition.
03/15/2010 09:27 am
Signs of a thaw between Russia and Georgia include the reopening of one border post on the major Caucasus highway and a possible move to resume direct air links. Relations between Russia and Georgia behave been in a freeze since last year's war over breakaway Georgian territories.
12/28/2009 10:55 am
Georgia was blamed for starting the 2008 war with Russia, a new EU report says. But it also says Russia then invaded South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
09/30/2009 01:00 am
Tensions are spiking again, creating concerns about another conflict.
08/06/2009 01:00 am
Although both countries claim the military exercises are simply for practice, some wonder if the old dispute is again flaring.
06/30/2009 01:00 am
Could this be the end of the brief thaw between Russia and NATO?
05/06/2009 01:00 am
No longer president, he still commands center stage and a high level of trust
12/05/2008 12:00 am
After weeks of escalating skirmishes with South Ossetia, Georgia moved to regain control of the enclave. Russia responded by sending in tanks.
08/09/2008 01:00 am
The Security Council meets today to discuss Tbilisi's allegation that Russia shot down its spy aircraft. Moscow says the drone's flight over the breakaway region of Abkhazia violates a cease-fire.
04/23/2008 01:00 am
The pro-West president called Saturday's snap polls after being criticized for authoritarianism. With early results giving him 48 percent of the vote, opponents protest fraud.
01/07/2008 12:00 am