The consequences of Russias recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia come under the microscope in todays programme. President Medvedev says the military conflict in South Ossetia has killed any hope of peaceful co-existence between Ossetians, Abkhazians and Georgians within one country.
But Georgias allies in the West condemned Russias decision. Well consider two opposing points of view on the issue. Our guests are politician and academic Vladimir Medinsky and journalist Konstantin Remchukov.