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Posted inCaucasus, Regions

Made in Russia, Smuggled in South Ossetia

Why a frozen conflict is good for everyone. by Daan van der Schriek ERGNETI, Georgia–Ergneti, a small town near South Ossetia’s capital of Tskhinvali, should have only a nondescript market. Instead, its market has become a byword for cheap goods, an entrepot for Russian goods, and source of oil for Georgians. “Petroleum made Ergneti famous,” […]