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Georgia and Russia Hint at Thaw in Relations

Tbilisi and Moscow exchanged cautious diplomatic overtures as Georgia on December 10 welcomed the possible opening of its border with Russia and the resumption of air transportation.

Kremlin Ready To Reopen Georgia Border Crossing

Russia is ready to reopen its main border crossing with Georgia heavily used by Armenian exporters despite refusing to deal with the current Georgian leadership, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.

Georgia Sells Gas Network to Azerbaijan

BAKU (Combined Sources)–Georgia has transferred ownership of its natural gas distribution network to Azeri state oil firm Socar, effectively signing over control of a vital transit pipeline from Russia to Armenia, news agencies reported. The deal, signed on November 14 during a Caspian energy summit of central and eastern European officials in Baku, was revealed

The Caucasus After the War

THE scenery is breathtaking. Sandwiched between two seas and home to Europe’s highest mountains, the Caucasus has always been an alluring and darkly mysterious region. Its reputation rose during its long, slow conquest by imperial Russia in the 19th century. The Caucasus features prominently in the poetry of Pushkin and the fiction of Tolstoy. A

CIS Summit Suspends Peacekeeping in Abkhazia; No talk of Recognition

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (Combined Sources)–The Commonwealth of Independence States foreign ministerial meeting taking place in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek passed on Thursday a resolution to withdraw peacekeepers from Abkhazia, forgoing, for the time being, discussion on the recognition of Abkhazian and South Ossetian Independence. “At our proposal, a formal, technical decision was passed on the