Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Contact with US politics...


GEORGIA. Tbilisi. 26 August 2008. Cindy McCain, wife of Republican US presidential candidate John McCain, visits a shelter for internally displaced persons, set up in the former Ministry of Finance in central Tbilisi. The shelter houses currently about 490 people, mostly from Tskhinvali, South Ossetia.

I was photographing in one of the centres for displaced persons today, at the former Ministry of Finance in central Tbilisi when Cindy McCain was visiting this centre. (OK, I admit I got a tip off that she would visit this centre today). The centre houses 490 people (while Cindy McCain was visiting the centre, her security detail temporarily doubled the number of people in the building), mostly from Tskhinvali and surrounding villages in South Ossetia. With today’s signing of a bill recognising the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, President Medvedev crushed the hopes for these people to return any time soon…






1 comment:

Ralph H. said...

Thanks Terry for your work! A friend sent me the adressse of your blog ... I posted your blog on my blog:
http://georgien.blogspot.com/2008/08/photo-blogs-reinvention-of-terry-miller.html

See you! Rappo