August 26, 2008 The Bush administration is not happy with Russia's latest move to effectively dismember one of its neighbors. Russia's parliament voted Monday to recognize the independence of two breakaway regions of Georgia, and on Tuesday, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev signed a decree making that decision final.
August 25, 2008 The Russian withdrawal from Gori has left several of the town's neighborhoods damaged. But for the most part, Russia made a conscious choice not to destroy the civilian infrastructure of Gori, which retained electricity and running water throughout the crisis.
August 22, 2008 Russia's defense minister said Friday that his nation's forces had completed a withdrawal from Georgia, but the United States says Moscow has not complied with a French-brokered truce.
August 22, 2008 There are signs of Russian troop movements in the republic of Georgia. About 20 miles from Tbilisi, Russian soldiers suddenly packed up their gear and moved out with their tanks, and Georgian forces are moving in. Russia has promised that the troop pullback would be completed today.
August 20, 2008 Russia shows little sign of ending its occupation of Georgia, but some Georgian citizens have found new ways to show their opposition. Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze says the more Moscow squeezes the current president, the more his authority will grow.
August 19, 2008 Russia and Georgia exchanged prisoners Tuesday, the first sign of efforts to reduce the tension between the two sides after their conflict. Georgia and its Western supporters are still waiting for the promised Russian withdrawal from occupied areas of Georgia, but there are few signs that Russian troops are moving.
August 19, 2008 Russian officials have been unapologetic about its actions in Georgia, insisting that Russia has the right to protect its soldiers and those it calls citizens. The country's actions have spurred concerns in the West about a resurgent, muscle-flexing Russia. Russia is vastly more confident — and it feels slighted by the West.