It's Georgian Independence Day- Give a Toast to Freedom!
Russia may have boycotted Georgian wine, but that doesn’t mean you have to.
Please join Georgian President Saakashvili and enjoy a taste of Georgian wine.
Elephants in Academia has more on this controversial boycott by Russia.
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, left holds up his glass of Georgian wine to toast visitors to a Festival of Georgian Wine in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on Monday, May 22, 2006. Saakashvili, who was in Ukraine for a summit, was promoting Georgian wine, which has been banned from one of its biggest markets, Russia. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Russia banned imports of Georgian wine and mineral water for health and safety reasons, but Georgia’s leaders said it was part of a political campaign to punish them for pro-Western policies.
The Registan says the “Freedom Wine” campaign is a looking like a win for Georgia.
Just a little reminder…
Georgia was that very Pro-American stop for George and Laura Bush last year- pictured here is Freedom Square.
I know the Anchoress remembers!