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When Russia came to the aid of separatists in the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, it prompted outrage from many in the international community, which saw a possible return to Soviet-style dominance of the region. The Bush administration called for a cease-fire and withdrawal from a country that it counted as a democratic ally of the West.
The big worry for many now: will Russia continue to try and annex former states that it lost nearly two decades ago?
Today on Where We Live, Connecticut's reaction to the new Russia. Scholars David McFadden from Fairfield University and Peter Rutland from Wesleyan take your questions about tensions in the region and what to expect.Â And, we get reports from the field from Gregory Feifer, NPR's Russia correspondent, and Tom Vincent of the Connecticut-based aid organization Save the Children.Â
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