Georgia, Russia Square Off in a State of Emergency Relations between Russia and Georgia have declined further after the Georgian president imposed a state of emergency in his country Wednesday. The Georgian government blames what it calls "Russian agitators" for the weeklong protests demanding new elections.
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Georgia, Russia Square Off in a State of Emergency

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Georgia, Russia Square Off in a State of Emergency

Georgia, Russia Square Off in a State of Emergency

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Relations between Russia and Georgia have declined further after the Georgian president imposed a state of emergency in his country Wednesday.

The Georgian government is blaming what it calls "Russian agitators" for the weeklong protests demanding new elections. Georgia has expelled several Russian diplomats and Moscow says it will make "an appropriate response."

Now Georgia's president says he'll schedule elections in January.

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