In Tbilisi, a new book about the 2008 war was presented
Last Sunday in the Georgian capital in the National Museum of Georgia a presentation of the book of well-known journalist, professor of State University of Ilia Oleg Panfilov, entitled "Russia-Georgia: the informational war. August 2008" was held. Presentation of the book was dedicated to three-year anniversary of commencement of the war between Georgia and Russia in 2008.
"Three days before the war, in August 2008, I flew from Moscow to Georgia, as I have been doing the last few years, to have a rest and to show Georgia to my daughter and son-in. On the morning of August 6th we were at the sea, and two days later I had to go to Tbilisi: I had got a night call from a friend asking to return to the capital - the war had broken out" - "Georgia-News" quoted preface of the book.
"All the days of the war and subsequent occupation of Georgia I could watch the events and when I had got the opportunity to draw parallels with the publications in the Russian press and news reports on Russian television, I was amazed at how much they differed from what was happening. And how seriously the traditions of Soviet Russia propaganda have taken root"- said the author of the book.
According to Panfilov, the book includes a small part of materials on the events of those tragic days he has collected. "I've collected so much material that it was possible to publish ten such books" - he said in an interview.