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Caucasus

Georgia's dirty little war sounds warnings to all

Georgia may have been a small war but it contains a multitude of lessons for Asia as well as Nato and Russia's other neighbours. If not learned, there is reason to fear that peripheral issues could become the unwitting cause of bigger conflicts.

Wednesday, 27 August, 2008, 12:00am

Russia sees red as key southern state leans further to the west

Since its 'rose revolution' in 2003, Georgia has been eager to step away from the image of an obscure post-Soviet republic and forge a tight relationship with Europe and the US.

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Tears for Grozny

My childhood memories of Grozny are of trams. Every 10 minutes a tram would rumble up the hill from town, clanging its bell as it approached our house on Pavel Musorov Street in Oktaybrsky District. I can still hear its wheels screeching and protesting as it laboured along the poplar-lined street from the junction.

15 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Fighting flares in Chechnya

RUSSIAN, backed by helicopter gunships and planes, fought with Chechnya's separatist forces last night, as the two sides started last-ditch talks aimed at averting a full-scale assault on the Chechen capital Grozny.

13 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Fierce battles

MOSCOW: Intense fighting raged in Nagorno-Karabakh yesterday after Armenian forces made gains in the north of the disputed Caucasian territory. Armenian fighters captured five villages.

19 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Georgia relief

MOSCOW: Russia said that 30 people had starved to death in a besieged rebel stronghold in Georgia and declared it was preparing a relief operation to deliver food and evacuate Russian-speaking civilians.

21 Jan 1993 - 12:00am