Just a brief post to introduce you to a new and growing online platform dedicated to post-Soviet states. It is called (somewhat peculiarly) Objective Mind and offers analytical articles as well as background information on ex-Soviet countries, including Country Profiles and Portraits that anyone can use for research, in addition to articles. Their very friendly voluntary editorial team is looking for authors. Certainly worth bookmarking if you are interested in post-Soviet (and post-socialist) social, economic and political affairs. Here is, for example, a recent overview article about recent affairs in Georgia by Roy Yu.