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U.S. Seeks to Smooth Georgia-Russia Relations

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U.S. Seeks to Smooth Georgia-Russia Relations

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U.S. Seeks to Smooth Georgia-Russia Relations

U.S. Seeks to Smooth Georgia-Russia Relations

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The Bush administration is trying to ease the mounting tensions between Russia and the former Soviet republic of Georgia, exhorting Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili to show restraint during meetings in Washington. Georgia is trying to re-assert control over two breakaway regions, where Russia has aided separatists. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.