Minneapolis, MN, USA (November 17, 2008)—East View Press (www.eastviewpress.com),
publisher of perspectives from Russia/FSU and other countries of Eurasia, today
announced the release of the book, "Countdown to War in Georgia: Russia's Foreign
Policy and Media Coverage of the Conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia".
"Countdown to War in Georgia" provides in-depth coverage of Russian perspectives
on the crisis in the Caucasus, starting from 1989, when tensions in South Ossetia
began to boil over as Gorbachev relaxed the iron fist of Soviet control. In August
2008, the situation degraded to open warfare and an entirely new situation presented
itself, including Russia's recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent
"The August 2008 events in South Ossetia did more than just interrupt Russian
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's trip to the Beijing Olympics", says Kent D. Lee,
President and CEO of East View Information Services. "They ushered in a new low
in Russian-American relations, perhaps the worst in the post-Cold War era."
This book provides insight into Russia's overall policy toward Georgia and the
West, and it is a critical read for those interested in current relations between
Russia and the United States. It also offers a different perspective on the conflict
in the South Ossetia and Abkhazia than what most Westerners see reported in their
Countdown to War in Georgia includes articles from the most widely read newspapers,
foreign policy and security publications in the Russian Federation today. All articles
have been carefully translated from the original Russian and presented without commentary
in order to render an accurate picture of Russian views and policy in the Caucasus.
"Countdown to War in Georgia: Russia's Foreign Policy and Media Coverage of the
Conflict in South Ossetia and Abkhazia"
Number of pages: 579
Published in 2008 by East View Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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