Documents on Democracy

Issue Date October 2008
Volume 19
Issue 4
Page Numbers 180-183
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  • Excerpts from a statement issued by a leading group of Russian democrats on the conflict over South Ossetia, published on August 19 in the Yezhednevny Zhurnal online newspaper.
  • Excerpts from a joint declaration condemning Russian military actions against Georgia signed by the presidents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland on August 9.
  • Portions of the African Democracy Forum’s statement condemning the August 6 military coup d’état in Mauritania, which overthrew the civilian government of the democratically elected president.