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Russia/Georgia War 2008



As the world and its leaders were watching the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Russian and Georgian armies were poising for war. The Russia/Georgia War or the South Ossetian War seemed to be timed so the eyes of the world were not focused on their rising tensions. Although neither side claims it was preparing for military combat; armies and supplies were being geared up and sent to the only pathway between the countries: the Roki Tunnel. Who began it? Why? Who is to blame and what humanitarian efforts have been put in play to help those stuck in the middle? Is it okay for a world super power go up against a struggling post-USSR break out country? What role did the United States play in this tension and who's side are we really on? These questions will be answered through your research and activities.

KWL Chart - Russia Georgia
Key Terms - Russia Georgia
Maps of Georgia
Russia Georgia War Activity
Modern Georgian History
Helpful Websites
Pictures of Georgian Life
Pictures of Russia
Pictures of South Ossetia
Political Cartoons (both sides)
Russia Georgia YouTube Videos
Our Russia Georgia SchoolTube videos