Link-uri 30 aug 2008

Moscow’s Moves in Georgia Spark Calls for Recognition of Captive Nations in Russia
Tot mai multe republici din Federatia Rusa tind spre independenta

Moscow Fears Public Support for its Georgian Policy May Soften as Western Sanctions Bite

What Russia will do next
e-amil catre Putin din partea Serviciului de Informatii Extern al Rusiei

The cost for Russia
After years of cultivating xenophobic sentiment and persuading Russians that they face an enemy, the Kremlin had prepared the population psychologically for war. That, says Boris Dubin, a sociologist, is why Russia’s propaganda fell on fertile ground. In the public mind, he claims, the cause of the war is to be found in “America’s expansionist plans and desire to establish control over Russia’s neighbours.”

South Ossetia is not Kosovo

Rusia a folosit bombe cu defragmentare

Cluster Bombs Used by Russia in Georgian Towns

Human Rights Watch said on August 15 its researchers had uncovered evidence that Russian aircraft dropped cluster bombs in populated areas in Georgia, killing at least 11 civilians and injuring dozens.

Russian aircraft dropped RBK-250 cluster bombs on the village of Ruisi in the Kareli district of Georgia on August 12, killing three civilians, it said.

On the same day, a cluster strike in the center of the town of Gori killed at least eight civilians, including a Dutch journalist and injured dozens, according to HRW.

“Cluster bombs are indiscriminate killers that most nations have agreed to outlaw,” Marc Garlasco, senior military analyst at HRW, said. “Russia’s use of this weapon is not only deadly to civilians, but also an insult to international efforts to avoid a global humanitarian disaster of the kind caused by