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    Spectre of Georgia war hangs over Moscow birthday celebrations - 8 Sep 08

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    The city of Moscow has been brought to a standstill by a show of patriotism to mark 861 years since it was founded.

    However the rhetoric was less about the past and more about Georgia.

    President Medvedev used the opportunity to slam Russia's international critics.

    Al Jazeera's Richard Bestic reports.