RealNews

S.Ossetia independence vote to pit Russia vs West

South Ossetians vote on Sunday in a referendum to reaffirm independence from Georgia likely to pit the West, which calls the vote illegal, against Russia, which says the result should be respected. Nestling on the Russian border in the foothills of the Caucasus mountains, South Ossetia declared independence from Georgia after a war in 1991-92 that killed hundreds and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes. “Independence is the wish of all our people. We have dreamed of it all our lives,” 55-year-old South Ossetian Filip Kadzhayev said on the eve of the vote. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.