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Misha in Revolution Mode

He’s rammed his way across an international border, rallied cheering supporters and vowed to bring down oligarchs -- that indefatigable post-Soviet revolutionary, Mikheil Saakashvili, is back in action.

After inserting himself back into Ukraine on September 10 and setting up shop in a luxury hotel in the western city of Lviv, the 49-year-old former Georgian president and Ukrainian regional boss is now giving fiery speeches, getting visits from allies (and also, the police) and preparing for the next battle in his transnational odyssey.

“Lviv has a long tradition of sheltering the persecuted,” Saakashvili (known in Ukraine, as in Georgia, as Misha) said in a live broadcast on September 12, referring to the city’s history as a bastion of Ukrainian nationalism.

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Misha in Revolution Mode

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