Putin friend, an anti-U.S. billionaire, is elected president in Georgia

Piece by piece, country by counry, Russia is reclaiming its breakaway regions and turning back into what was known as the USSR.

Dubbed a “Russian victory” by the media, Bidzina Ivanishvili’s election as president of Georgia on Oct. 1 promises to put the former Soviet satellite back into Moscow’s economic and even military orbit.

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