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"Vom Winde verweht" wird 75: In Atlanta fast eine Religion

"Vom Winde verweht" wird 75: In Atlanta fast eine Religion

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 29, 2014

Bis heute ist es der erfolgreichste Streifen der Kinogeschichte - und ein Touristenmagnet für Atlanta: "Vom Winde verweht" wird jetzt 75 Jahre alt. Ein Besuch im Haus der Romanautorin Margaret Mitchell. mehr... Forum ]

In Russia's Shadow: Searching for the Roots of the Georgia Problem

In Russia's Shadow: Searching for the Roots of the Georgia Problem

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 15, 2014

Georgia recently signed an association agreement with the EU and it also wants to become a member of NATO. Russia's shadow, though, continues to loom over the Caucasus, so what does the future hold for the country trapped between the East and the West? By Erich Follath more... Comment ]


Russia Today's Editor-In-Chief: 'The West Never Got Over the Cold War Stereotype'

Russia Today's Editor-In-Chief: 'The West Never Got Over the Cold War Stereotype'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2013

Margarita Simonyan, 33, is the editor-in-chief of the state-funded satellite news network Russia Today. In a SPIEGEL interview, she contends that Western journalists prefer to paint Russia as an evil aggressor and that her station is not an outlet for government propaganda. more... Comment ]

Georgia Votes for Change: Saakashvili Concedes General Election Defeat

Georgia Votes for Change: Saakashvili Concedes General Election Defeat

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2012

The results of Georgia's parliamentary election on Monday herald the first democratic transfer of power since the Caucasus country won independence in 1991. President Mikheil Saakashvili has been humiliated by his billionaire rival Bidzina Ivanishvili and conceded defeat on Tuesday. By Benjamin Bidder in Moscow more...


Election in Georgia: A Battle between Dictators and Dreamers

Election in Georgia: A Battle between Dictators and Dreamers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 28, 2012

Parliamentary elections in the small Caucasus nation of Georgia will be held on Monday. President Saakashvili is waging a desperate effort against rivals who accuse him of behaving like a dictator. But he says his billionaire main opponent is nothing but a straw man for Putin. By Walter Mayr more...

Georgian Billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili: 'I Am the Last Free Man in This Country'

Georgian Billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili: 'I Am the Last Free Man in This Country'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 27, 2012

Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili has taken on President Mikheil Saakashvili by establishing an opposition movement. Many of his supporters were recently questioned in what Amnesty has called an intimidation attempt. In a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, Ivanishvili asks the West to drop its support for Saakashvili, who he claims wants to turn Georgia into a dictatorship. more... Comment ]


Risking Lives for Christmas: The Human Cost of Georgia's Fir Tree Business

Risking Lives for Christmas: The Human Cost of Georgia's Fir Tree Business

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 22, 2010

Local people risk their health and often their lives for a pittance every year in the mountains of Georgia so that families in Germany and other European countries can celebrate Christmas under sweet-smelling fir trees. Now a Danish organization is trying to make the business safer for workers. By Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]

'Terrible Losses Overnight': Cables Track US Diplomatic Efforts to Avert Russian-Georgian Conflict

'Terrible Losses Overnight': Cables Track US Diplomatic Efforts to Avert Russian-Georgian Conflict

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 01, 2010

The leaked embassy cables show how the US, after spending years helping to build up Georgia's military capabilities, made last-ditch diplomatic attempts to avert the August 2008 conflict between Georgia and Russia. By Uwe Klußmann more...


Burnishing a Tarnished Image: Georgia Mounts American PR Campaign

Burnishing a Tarnished Image: Georgia Mounts American PR Campaign

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 17, 2010

George W. Bush once celebrated Mikhail Saakasvili, but President Barack Obama has given him the cold shoulder. Now the Georgian president is seeking to polish his image in the United States through an expensive Washington PR firm and by promoting the development of a Hollywood film starring Andy Garcia and Val Kilmer. By Benjamin Bidder in Moscow more...

New Report on Russia-Georgia War: EU Investigators Debunk Saakashvili's Lies

New Report on Russia-Georgia War: EU Investigators Debunk Saakashvili's Lies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 01, 2009

The EU fact-finding mission on the Russia-Georgia war has published its findings in a much-anticipated report. The authors blame Georgia for the war but also assign partial responsibility to Russia. Both countries have reacted angrily to the findings, with the Russia ambassador to NATO saying the report is only "pseudo-balanced." By Benjamin Bidder in Moscow more...