Russia and the effectiveness of economic sanctions between big players

Barbara Oegg, Kimberly A. Elliott, 8 October 2008

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In early August 2008, hostilities broke out between Georgia and Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops quickly defeated Georgian forces in South Ossetia and marched far into Georgian territory, drawing widespread criticism from the international community.

Topics: Politics and economics
Tags: economic sanctions, Georgia, Russia

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