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Georgia’s Rose Revolution: A Participant’s Perspective

Special Report no. 167

Author: Giorgi Kandelaki

US Institute of Peace, Washington DC, 2006, pp. 12

Account by student leader and founder of Kmara. Discusses background of Shevardnadze regime, comments on why protesters and the government avoided violence, assesses role of internal media (especially Rustavi-2) and argues that the role of foreign support was limited by lack of information and by caution. Summary and full report available online.

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