Why Russia Is Recognizing Independence Now
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev signed a decree Tuesday recognizing the independence of two breakaway regions of Georgia. The Bush administration is not happy with Russia's decree. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called the move "regrettable." Medvedev said the move was prompted by Georgia's attempts to seize control of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
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