Post-2008 South Ossetia War

Filed under History on October 14th, 2008

Two months after the incident, let’s look back at the 2008 South Ossetia War, all right? A few days after the war, almost every supposed Western politician was shouting into the world that Russia would be blacklisted, forgotten, and omitted from the world loop. Yes, the worlds largest country would be erased from mankind’s consciousness, […]

Russian precedent has been set

Filed under History on September 10th, 2008

International recognition of Kosovo has set precedent, whether the recognizing countries want it or not. They say Kosovo is a “sui generis” case, but it isn’t. Russia has used it to recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia (while still not recognizing Kosovo), which has upped the precedent even more. This time not such much for the […]

South Ossetia and Abkhazia today, Kosovo tomorrow

Filed under History on August 26th, 2008

I’m not planning on making this into a long post. In all my previous articles about the 2008 South Ossetia War I have already made my position clear. I don’t perceive Russia as the bad guy in this situation and am wishing for the independence (or even Russian annexation) of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. It’s […]

Looking for a more balanced approach on Russia

Filed under History on August 15th, 2008

Everyone is putting blame on Russia for the on-going South Ossetia War. An easy target, the nation and its prime minister are painted as the descendants of pure evil. “Georgia’s sovereignty must be guaranteed,” writes a pro-American New York Times editor, while further suggesting that Russia should be put in the political corner wearing an […]

Russian pickles

Filed under History on August 10th, 2008

Don’t you just hate the days when you feel like writing, but no good topic comes to mind? I thought about writing about my disinterest in the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (love the full name), but that seemed boring even to me. All over the web you can read articles about the South Ossetia […]