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Nikolai Topuria

Georgian troops deployed in state of emergency

Troops were deployed in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on Thursday and news programmes taken off air as international concern grew over President Mikheil Saakashvili's imposition of emergency rule. The Nato military alliance, France and Human Rights Watch added their condemnation.

Georgia’s velvet revolution

Georgia's veteran President Eduard Shevardnadze resigned on Sunday to scenes of wild jubilation in the streets of Tbilisi, as the man who helped end the Cold War was forced to step down after weeks of angry protests. He handed over power to former Parliament speaker Nino Burjanadze in a dramatic climax to mounting popular unrest.

Wahhabite guerrilla’s eternal fight against Russia

His sun-drenched face tense and soft voice methodical, coming out almost like a deep prayer, the Wahhabite guerrilla fighter Shamkhal admits that his main goal in life is to kill Russian soldiers.

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