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Und bei der Gelegenheit hat Putin dann auch mal Tacheles geredet:
For more than 200 years, tsars, generals, and politburos in Russia have controlled Georgia. But for the past 17 years since the collapse of the Soviet empire, the small country on the south side of the Caucasus has gingerly embraced a new experience as an independent state - unstable, immature, chaotic, corrupt, but hopeful.
Vladimir Putin cannot abide that notion and appears bent on trying to restore a version of the status quo ante.
"Russia has played a positive, stabilising role in the Caucasus for centuries, a guarantor of security, cooperation and progress," the Russian prime minister said at the weekend. "This is how it was in the past and this is how it is going to be in future. Let there be no doubt about this."