Ok what to do with Russia? It seems that there is a new power struggle yes? Between the West and Russia, yes?
Well, not so quick. My brother who works in Russia and keeps me up to date with the events within the land has a different story. Essentially what is happening in Georgia is very similar to what happened with Kosovo. The difference is that Kosovo wanted to be nearer to the West and the Georgian states want to be nearer to Russia. But we can debate this issue round and round and round.
The real question is what do you do with Russia? Answer it depends on your nationality.
My brother told me that if you are an English speaker and American, you might as well get the heck out of the country. In his words, "American’s are as loved as they were 20 years ago."
So then I asked what about Europe and the non-English speakers? His answer was, "no problem whatsoever. Especially if you are a German speaker, then they welcome you with open arms."
There you have it folks. If you are an English speaker you basically buggered in Russia since they think you are an American. If you are a German speaker or French speaker or other European you are pretty well golden.
I am not going to pass judgment, but I find this very interesting and still need to digest it to figure out what it means in the big picture sense.