The State Of South Ossetia

January 16th, 2012 | researchmaterial

You remember South Ossetia?  Declared independence from Georgia in 1990 in the chaotic hangover from the breakup of the Soviet Union.  Got the shit blasted out of it a couple of times since then.  After the last time, in 2008, all kinds of people promised to put money and resources into South Ossetia, even though (I think) Georgia still doesn’t recognise it as a state.

So let’s see how that’s worked out.

The railway line out of Tskhinvali looks good, right?

The housing’s in fine condition.

And a rotting tank turret that no bugger’s bothered to move in three or four years makes an excellent piece of public art.

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