Russia: December 5, 2000


Russia launched an Israeli recon satellite into orbit. Georgia protested the new Russian requirement for visas to travel between Russia and Georgia. The via requirement was introduced today in order to exercise greater control over the border with Chechnya. Russia accuses Georgia of tolerating rebel bases with Georgia. An earlier agreement between Russia and Georgia had guaranteed free travel between the two nations. Meanwhile, Russia is faced with a health crises. The population has been shrinking since the Soviet Union broke up in 1991. Health care had been collapsing in the final years of the Soviet Union and the situation became worse in the 1990s. Alcoholism, accidents and communicable diseases (like Tuberculosis) are major causes of death. While the economy continues to improve, the government lacks the resources to rebuild the health system. 


Article Archive

Russia: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close