Defence: Why is victory over Georgia a big deal?

Defence: Why is victory over  Georgia a big deal?

Russia's President, Dmitry Medvedev, has made a television broadcast asserting his foreign policy credentials. His rhetoric reflects that of his political partner Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in attacking the United States and Georgia. GIS expert, Professor Stefan Hedlund reports.

RUSSIAN President Dmitry Medvedev is using every opportunity to mark his achievements as he approaches the end of his first term as president.


There has been much talk about modernisation and fighting corruption. But, as Mr Medvedev has repeatedly acknowledged, results on the ground have been meagre at best.

The president is, however, proud ...

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