Eduard Shevardnadze, the former Soviet foreign minister and president of Georgia, died Monday at the age of 86. He was a major player in the final days of the USSR, but in the post-Soviet era, his legacy was complicated by charges of corruption in Georgia.
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was one of the most murderous dictators of the 20th century. And yet, 60 years after his death, he remains popular in some former Soviet republics - especially in his own nation of Georgia.
Sporadic fighting continued today in the republic of Georgia, though Russian President Dmitri Medvedev said today he ordered a halt to the military action there, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse.
The United States today again called on Russia to honor its commitment to withdraw its forces from Georgia. But the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse, in Georgia, tells anchor Lisa Mullins that there's no sign of any pull-back.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Matthew Bryza, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, about U.S. concerns for Georgia in its conflict with Russia. Bryza arrived in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, today.
NATO allies were united today in their condemnation of Russia's military actions in Georgia. But as The World's Gerry Hadden tells us, divisions within NATO may prevent the alliance from following its words with any concrete action.
NATO is under pressure to respond to Russia's recent actions in Georgia, but commitments in Afghanistan and turmoil in the financial world mean there isn't much new money for defense. The World's Laura Lynch reports.