The contemporary political history of the Caucasus region

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First Congress of the Peoples of the Caucasus
Opening Remarks by E.K. Ligachev, First Deputy Chairman of the International Committee, Northstar Compass, February 2000. This First Congress was held on September 26, 1999 in the city of Nalchik and sponsored by the “International Union of Peoples, Unified For Union and Brotherhood of People.”
Council of Europe's Secretary General highly assesses Russia's role in settlement of Caucasian conflicts
RIA Novisti, 16 April 2005. Russia is criticized because it can do more to settle the conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, but Russia played a serious constructive role during the ‘rose revolution’ and subsequent events in Adzharia.