Monday, May 12, 2008

200 million Russian dollars for peace

In 2007 the Russians invested 200 million dollars in Abkhazia

According to The Head of State, Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazia seeks to create the most favorable conditions for Russian companies. Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov also said during a conference on the broad opportunities and serious guarantees of Russian investment in the economy of Abkhazia that Russian companies are implementing the most ambitious investments in the Abkhaz economy.According to preliminary calculations, in the current year the total package of Russian investments will exceed the amount of 200 million dollars.
Source: The Abkhazian Governments website 08/11/2007 13:03

That is some serious Russian peacekeeping. Given the size of the Abkhaz population (120 000) it amounts to 1,6 million dollar per head. No wonder the Abkhazian wants to be a part of Russia.

Friday, May 09, 2008

A brave decision!

The Associated Press and Slovenian Press Agency reports that the Foreign Minister of Slovenia, which holds European Union's presidency, on May 9 said that EU would not take sides in the Georgian-Russian dispute and would work towards a peaceful solution.
I think we all are happy for this brave decision, and I am sure that I speak on behalf of the civilized world when I say that we all look forward to the immediate solution of this conflict with the help of the ministers of the EU. I feel certain there will be a most fruitful dialogue whith Putin, Lilliputin, Lavrov, and the rest of the masters of peaceful rethoric, and that we all get a discount on Russian gas at the end of the day.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Russia and Georgia at war?

I think I have stated earlier what I think of the Russian agression, but let me add: What is worse is the UN, the EU and the NATO nonresponsive attitude. Money talks, Europe walks.. and that's not much money in Georgia. Therefore it is sacrificable in order to avoid upsetting the business administration in Cremlin, and risk that the valve is being closed. Lets be happy and look forward to the Olympics in Sochi in 2014. The nasty things have surely disappeared by then?
I think we have seen this before, and learned nothing. As usual.