Thursday, November 08, 2007

Quietening down...

At 6.30 pm tonight the vast majority of soldiers had gone, leaving behind maybe 20% of their colleagues and four little Portaloos at the end of Rustaveli Avenue (clearly a sign of good planning). Probably because the opposition has called an end to their protests - amazing how they can mobilize and de-mobilize their people. Mr Sakaashvili blames the Russians and has thrown out some Russian envoys; bit of a cracked-record technique, this, and not contributing to local peace. The Russians are calling on the UN to tell Sakaashvili to sort things out.