Interactive: War in Georgia
Interactive: War in Georgia
Interactive / Europe & Central Asia 1 minute

Interactive: War in Georgia

After a brief period of independence between 1918 and 1921, Georgia was incorporated into the Soviet Union. The nationalist movement grew in importance in the late 1980s, consolidating
after Soviet troops killed 21 independence demonstrators in Tbilisi on 9 April 1989. Independence was declared on 9 April 1991. Georgia’s history since has been marked by political
instability and conflict over breakaway regions.

In this video, Crisis Group's Europe Program Director, Sabine Freizer, discusses the implications of the Georgia-Russia conflict. Use this interactive to browse through events that took place throughout the months of August and September 2008, and learn more about the historical background of the conflict.

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