Azerbaijan was once one of the poorest republics in the Soviet Union. Thanks to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, money is flowing, and Azerbaijan is now one of the wealthiest.
Around 85 percent of all Cubans with jobs are employed by the state earning about US$ 20 dollars per month in exchange for free access to services like health and education, and a ration of subsidized goods.
Mikheil Saakashvili became president of Georgia after President Eduard Shevardnadze resigned in a November 2003 bloodless “Rose Revolution” led by Saakashvili himself and his political allies.
In line with Russia’s desire for modernization, she needs more than ever the alliances of the west.