South Ossetia and Abkhazia have been disappointed by the non-recognition of their independence by Belarus, Venezuela, and Syria, among other reliable Friends of Vladimir. But the dominoes are starting to snowball. After recognition by Nicaragua, Western Sahara, Serbska Kraina and Gagauzia, today “Somalia” recognized them. As goes Mogadiscio, so goes Bougainville.
Update: Never mind. Maybe: Somali authorities deny recognition of breakaway Georgian territories.