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A reconstructed section of an apartment complex that was bombed during the August War in 2008 with the Russians in Gori, Georgia, the hometown of Joseph Stalin, on July 30, 2010.  Due to the conflict with the Russians two years ago, most of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline in Georgia is under tight security restrictions and the Georgian government receives significant security assistance from Western donors that overtime has come to dwarf the figure they receive in transit fees (an estimated $85 million) for allowing the BTC pipeline to traverse the Georgian countryside.