Tagged: South Ossetia

A coup in South Ossetia?

The South Ossetian Supreme Court has dramatically and controversially annulled the results of its Presidential election. In announcing its verdict, it also banned Alla Dzhioyeva – the opposition candidate who appeared to have won...

South Ossetia election descends into chaos

The South Ossetian Presidential election looks like it will descend into bitter recrimination as both candidates have claimed victory. With more than 85% of the votes counted, opposition candidate Alla Dzhioyeva is reported to...

Post-Soviet Elections Roundup

While everyone’s focus is on the Russian Duma elections (due in December 2011) and the Russian Presidential election (due in March 2012), I thought it might be interesting to take a look at some...

Has Kosovo set a precedent?

The Duma’s Committee for CIS Affairs has recommended that the Russian Government create diplomatic missions in the three unrecognized republics – Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Trans-Dneister (Pridnestrovie).