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BBC Radio 4 Profile: Mikhail Saakashvili

Claire Bolderson looks at the career of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. Since coming to power in 2003, the American-educated leader has been a staunch ally of the West. What does the conflict with Russia reveal about him?

BBC Radio 4's Profile was first broadcast on Saturday 16 August at 1902 BST.

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