A concert by the Rustavi state academic Georgian folk song and dance ensemble in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia, unexpectedly spiraled into a scandal. When news of Rustavi’s arrival in Vladikavkaz first emerged, South Ossetian activists started a campaign against the Georgian dance group’s concert. South Ossetians appealed to the North Ossetians in the name of ethnic solidarity, but found little support (Rosbalt, March 28). The day of the concert, March 25, public protests were held near the concert hall in Vladikavkaz, but the concert went ahead (Region15.ru, March 25).
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Source: The Jamestown Foundation