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Russian textbook reportedly calls Georgia a US client state

By M. Alkhazashvili
(Translated by Diana Dundua)
Friday, December 28
The newspaper Rezonansi is reporting that Russian history textbooks will refer to Georgia as “totally dependent on the US.”

The newly-approved textbooks, the newspaper cites Russian media sources in saying, loosely sum up the post-Rose Revolution period by writing: “By the end of 2003, after the [ex-president Eduard] Shevardnadze regime was overthrow, Mikheil Saakashvili became the head of state and Georgia became totally dependent on the US.”

Russian reports also pointed out other disputed phrases in the textbook, though co-author Aleksandr Filippov defended the textbook as very useful.