The former Soviet state of Georgia has found an unusual way to hit back at Russia, which invaded Georgia in 2008. The Caucasus nation is changing its official second language from Russian, which has been spoken in Georgia since its 18th century incorporation into czarist Russia, to English. Georgian will remain the primary language. There is not much of a history of English being spoken in Georgia, which also borders Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. So why bother changing their national language? Al Jazeera reports it's about making Georgians more able to engage in the U.S.-dominated global business community ... and taking a passive-aggressive slap at the Russian imperialists:
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