by Felix Quigley

August 27, 2008

The Associated press report of the Valery Gergiev concert in the ruins of Tskhinvali has a mock ironic title. The writer obviously does not know what to make of a man who has not lost his sense of patriotism.

All the same the report is good because it gives some sense of the wonder of this amazing concert and what Ossetian national feeling is all about. Worth reading!

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Gergiev Goes Politicking
By Yuras Karmanau
Associated Press
August 22, 2008

TSKHINVALI, Georgia (AP) — Surrounded by flickering candles and flanked by armored personnel carriers, Russian conductor Valery Gergiev led a requiem concert Thursday for South Ossetia’s war dead in the breakaway region’s devastated capital.

As cameras on booms swept over the bullet-pocked facade of Tskhinvali’s parliament, Gergiev — an Ossetian native — took to the stage and embraced a line of teary-eyed South Ossetian children. Continue reading


by Felix Quigley

August 24, 2008

How to answer the Big lie of the Media!

The Media has claimed repeatedly that the Russians attacked Georgia and they have sought to hide the Georgian Saakashvili attack on tiny South Ossetia and its tiny capital city Tskhinvali. So one will look in vain as to what really happened.

So the following report from the St. Petersburg Times we learn that Georgians living in that city have donated money and help to rebuild the Tskhinvali Hospital damaged by the troops of the Georgian Government, that is by their own government.

It has to be remembered that Saakashvili is a demagogue politician and that just last November he was closing down newspapers in Georgia proper, arresting and torturing opponents.

Naturally in recent days much national anti Russian feeling has been stirred up but there are plenty of Georgians who can see through the Saakashvili leadership.

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City Government, Business to Support S. Ossetian Hospital

Staff Writer


St. Petersburg will restore the hospital in the South Ossetian capital of Tshinvali Continue reading