Baltic velvet

  • 2003-11-27
A successful revolution is always shocking, especially when it is non-violent. The events in Tbilisi on Nov. 22 were stunning not only because a political stalwart like Eduard Shevardnadze was overthrown, but because the masses managed to do it in such a peaceful way. Luckily, Shevardnadze, who had issued a stern ultimatum to the crowds gathered in and around the parliament building, came to his senses and realized that any show of force would result in bloodshed. And as difficult as it may be to believe, it is quite possible that Russia, whose Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov arrived in Tbilis...
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