"Putin made it clear that no one in the Kremlin was shedding any tears over the ouster of Shevardnadze, whose attempts to play Russia and the West off each other and anchor Georgia to NATO has angered Moscow."
"Since his 1992 rise to power, Shevardnadze has pursued a largely anti-Russian policy, trying to position Georgia in the eyes of Western policymakers as a deterrent against Russia's imperialist ambitions in the region. That policy found support among parts of the Georgian population, given the role that Russia played in encouraging and supporting separatism in Georgia's provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Kremlin responded by threatening to bomb Georgian territory over the alleged presence of Chechen rebels and periodically cutting energy supplies."
Holding my hand, Long hair flowing with the wind, Atop a grassy hill, Sunny blue skies and flowers everywhere. Scantily clad with a rose in your hair, Your fingertips, Pressing near your lips, Nature's entheogenic magic.