Saturday, September 20, 2008

"Don't Tell Me It's Not Worth Fighting For"

Surreal scenes in post-war Tbilisi last night, as Canadian soft-rocker Bryan Adams played an open-air concert entitled 'Peace, Freedom and Democracy for Georgia'. Even more surreal was the discovery that the gig was reportedly sponsored by a Russian-owned mining company. Whatever the cause or its financier, however, respect has to be due to Adams for coming to a city where most international stars would - at this time at least - fear to visit. Adams is also reported to be donating money to build a school in the town of Gori, which was damaged by Russian bombing raids last month.

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