Lawmaker says U.S. behind Georgia's accusations against Russia
( RIA Novosti ) - The speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament said on Thursday that Georgia's claim that the Kremlin orchestrated mass unrest in Tbilisi was prompted by the United States.
State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov said Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's allegations were "dictated by U.S. secret services."
Before declaring a 15-day state of emergency in Georgia, Saakashvili said on national television that Russia's special services were behind events in Tbilisi, where thousands of protesters had rallied for six days, calling for the president's resignation.
Saakashvili also said that according to Georgian special services, "an alternative government" has been formed in Russia, which "sent money and instructions."