Monday, August 25, 2008

Residents of South Ossetia and Abkhazia rejoice, await Russian president's decision

Жители Южной Осетии и Абхазии ликуют и ожидают решения президента России

An atmosphere of jubilation reigns in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The citizens of these republics are celebrating the recognition of independence won by blood. On August 25, the Council of the Federation and the State Duma of Russia recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The proceedings of the Russian State Duma were broadcast live over loudspeakers in the theater square in Tskhinvali. As an IA Regnum correspondent reports, it is strange to see the celebrations against a backdrop of ruins. The residents of the republic gathered on what remained of the square after the Georgian invasion and drove through the streets of Tskhinvali waving South Ossetian flags.

In the capital of Abkhazia, people are congratulating one another. Music and high spirits can be found everywhere.

IA Regnum

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