A couple of days ago Mikhail Gorbachev, last head of state of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, wrote an article for the Washington Post. Mr. Gorbachev opened that article by saying:
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Josef Stalin was born Iosef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in Gori, Georgia on December 18th 1878.
Yesterday a "ceasefire" was announced in the Georgian war, but the killing continued in Gori. According to the Daily Telegraph:
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In addition to the battles taking place in South Ossetia and beyond, another war is in progress in cyberspace. According to the Shadowserver Foundation a number of Georgian websites, including that of president Mikhail Saakashvili, have been subject to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
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