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About Ivan Sukhov
Journalist of the independent Moscow newspaper Vremya Novostyey, Caucasus expert. Appears frequently on Radio Liberty, BBC Russian Service and opposition radiostation Ekho of Moscow.
Articles by Ivan Sukhov
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Moscow has reacted hysterically to NATO's military exercises in Georgia. Turkey's rapprochement with Armenia worries it too. As things hot up, Russia may well intervene to grab Georgia's pipelines, warns Ivan Sukhov.
It is wishful to dream of rapprochement between Russia and Georgia following last year's war, argues Ivan Sukhov. Any lasting solution depends on all parties accepting the concept of multi-ethnic nationhood. Arguably, no post-Soviet republic does, including Russia.
Following the Georgia war, Russia is proposing itself as powerbroker in the South Caucasus, while ignoring security problems in the Russian North Caucasus. Russian journalist Ivan Sukhov reports on the situation in Ingushetia, where people are celebrating the dismissal of their president Murat Zyazikov.
Russia's war in Georgia has killed Medvedev's hopes of reform. But recognition of independence for Abkhazia and South Ossetia could foster trouble across the ethnic patchwork of North Caucasus, particularly among the Muslims