South Ossetia details
1,500 square miles... population 70,000... broke away from Georgia in 2004... lots of grapes... they make some Vodka with it... Timezone +8 hours for Georgia, +7 for South Ossetia (from New York)...
What I wouldn't give for even out of date satellite photographs which show who moved what military forces first.
Wikipedia has a very up-to-date version of the last _week's_ events, although major violence only started in the last ?24?48? hours.