This may be the first time many of you are hearing his name, but I can almost guarantee you it's a name you won't soon forget -- Roman Kriheli. Although, after disappearing completely from the art scene over 20 years ago, many people have not forgotten his magnificent paintings.
Currently, with major parliamentary elections less than two weeks away, the Georgian government is playing game of chicken. It consists of a challenge from the Georgian government to the West to see who will blink first.
Today, Georgia is approaching a battery of elections, for parliament in 2012 and president in 2013, that will not only have tremendous bearing on that country's future, but on the U.S. role and position in the region for years to come.