Russia and Georgia are all over the papers - but rather than spend time trying to work out the details on who's right and who's wrong (that would require 30mins on wikipedia and at the end of the day you can bet it's all about greed, corruption, oil and power)- i've got hung up on the word "Apparatchnik". Couldn't get it out of my head. An incessant loop. Try doing a google lookup (search term "Define: Appartchnik") - nothing! Most unusual.... but i DID find a really fascinating blog post about the word .. and whether it should be a chick or a nik?