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In a City Upended by War, Desperation and Bravado

June 23, 2018
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GORI, Georgia, Aug. 9 — On a street in this central Georgian city Saturday, an Orthodox priest standing by the side of the road splashed holy water on the cars that careened past. Nearby, another priest led a small group of people carrying crosses and praying.

(Washington Post — 17 hours ago)
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TBILISI, Georgia — Georgia’s Interior Ministry spokesman says that Georgian forces have shot down two Russian combat planes.

(Washington Post — 8 August, 2008)
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BEIJING, Aug. 9–President Bush intervened to try to halt the escalating violence in Georgia, calling on Russia to cease its bombing and insisting that all troops in the conflict stand down.

(Washington Post — 10 August, 2008)
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The standoff between Russia and Georgia has been years in the making. Here are some key events influencing the relationship recently:

(Washington Post — 9 August, 2008)
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