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Timothy Snyder

Grappling with an emboldened Russia

A Russian tank made its way to the conflict zone in the breakaway province of South Ossetia over the weekend. A Russian tank made its way to the conflict zone in the breakaway province of South Ossetia over the weekend. (KAZBEK BASAYEV/AFP/Getty Images)
By Timothy Snyder
August 12, 2008

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MUCH MORE than in Iraq, world democracy is at stake in Georgia. Russia has preserved the form of democratic elections, within which cliques of secret policemen and economic oligarchs run the country. All the democratic revolutions in Europe in the last 20 years, beginning with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, are presented as "operations" of Western states. (Full article: 718 words)

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