Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., October 01, 2008
(1) There was no issue of the September 03, 2008 GRC report.
The evil month of August was dominated by Russia’s invasion of Georgia, the occupation and destruction of Georgia’s military infrastructure and Russia’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states -- soon to be incorporated into the Russian Federation.
As a result of the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, a civil war ensued -- resulting in a de facto secession of these two regions from under Georgian control, an expulsion of ethnic Georgian refugees into Georgia proper and an imposition of effective Russian control of these regions. (A similar scenario was played out in the Transdniester region of Moldova.) For many months preceding Saakashvili’s ill-fated preemptive occupation of Tshinvali (and indiscriminate use of Grad missiles on civilian targets) on 07Aug2008 to forestall the permanent loss of this Georgian province, Ossetian separatists harassed and shelled Georgian villages (further ethnic cleansing) in the region and Russia made unmistakable preparations for the final outcome. The Russian army was fully prepared to intervene in the conflict, which they did in spades.
shock waves are still reverberating
throughout the world and especially Ukraine. Crimean separatists have
particularly vocal and it is rumoured that Russian passports (and
are being liberally distributed. Of particular concern is that
American commentators such as Patrick Buchanan and Paul Craig Roberts
disparaging comments about Ukraine and failed to criticize the
Georgia. My response to Mr. Roberts is archived at
(3) Holodomor: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/holodomor/holodomor.html
Archives 02/09Oct1983 AUR911 (items 08 to 13),
30Sep2008, courtesy M.
Holodomor (2 items), 24Sep2008; courtesy M. Williams
- Russia hails "failure" of Ukraine's plans for UN famine resolution
- Ukrainian President urges world to recognize 1930's famine as genocide
H.RES.1314 House of Representatives, 23Sep2008; courtesy M. Williams
Holodomor AUR909 (20 items), 21Sep2008; M. Williams
- Articles from 24May2008 to 20Sep2008
Holodomor AUR908 (items 04, 12), 19Sep2008; M. Williams
- UN resolution
- Zakharov analysis (see 48 chronological documentations in Appendix)
Holodomor AUR906 (items 19, 20, 21), 15Sep2008; M. Williams
- List of ethnic Germans who died in 1932-33 given to Merkel
- OSCE recognizes Holodomor
- Holodomor recognized in Toronto schools
The Holodmor will be recognized at TDSB insidetoronto.com, 09Sep2008; Clark Kim
Government grants $50,000 for UCC Holodomor website Press Release, 04Sep2008; Canadian Heritage
Of the 8 files added to the Holodomor archive, 6 are attributed to Morgan Williams and his Ukraine Report (AUR). The Ukrainian community owes Mr. Morgan a debt of gratitude for his consistent coverage of the Holodomor and other Ukrainian issues.
Will Zuzak, 2008.10.01