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U.S. State Dep. “Disappointed” at Portrayal of “Frank Conversations” in Washington D.C.

“The mischaracterization of our frank conversations in Washington is disappointing,” the U.S. State Department Bureau of Europea and Asia tweeted on April 17,  saying “the Georgian people deserve a compromise reached by both the government and the opposition”. The Tweet comes in the wake of a working visit of the ruling party Chairman, Irakli Kobakhidze …

17/04/21 16:55

Police Detain Tbilisi Bank Robber

During a special operation on April 16, Police detained Nikoloz Tsurtsumia, an armed assailant who broke into the Bank of Georgia building in Tbilisi’s Avlabari district early in the afternoon, holding seven citizens captive for some two hours. All hostages were gradually released, and no one was harmed during the incident, the Interior Ministry reported. …

17/04/21 16:46

The Dispatch – April 16-17: Alternate Ending

Gov’t Talking Compromise on Namakhvani, Political Crisis – Georgians into GoT Doppelganger Memes – Half Pinecone Aims at Parliament, another – still in Awkward Joke Mode – Another Bank Heist Attempt – “Fast & Furious” Trailer Delivers Laughs  The ending of the cult Game of Thrones series disappointed many. Georgians know that the only thing …

16/04/21 23:41

Interview | On the Soviet Past, Myths and Relevance

The centennial anniversary of the Soviet occupation induced discussion in Georgia about the Soviet past, distinctly demonstrating that the opinions about the Soviet Union still differ in the society. As some experts argue, the Soviet Georgia is a largely understudied topic that requires a deeper assessment from the different segments of the Georgian public, most …

16/04/21 20:25

Orthodox Church Says Namakhvani Contract Raises Questions

The terms of the Namakhvani Hydropower Plant contract between the investor and the state “are unclear to the majority of the population, which causes tension,” said Archpriest Andria Jagmaidze, Head of the Public Relations Department of the Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC). According to him, there are “certain questions with regard to the terms of the …

16/04/21 18:32

Russian Deputy Economy Minister Visits Abkhazia

Russian delegation headed by Deputy Economy Minister Sergey Nazarov arrived to Abkhazia for a two-day working visit on April 15. In Sokhumi, Nazarev held meetings with Abkhaz leader Aslan Bzhania and ‘prime minister’ Alexander Ankvab. According to Sokhumi-based Apsnypress news agency, during the meeting with Bzhania on April 15, the parties discussed the 2020-2022 Russian-sponsored …

16/04/21 18:12

One More Arrested over Khorava Street Murder Case  

Police announced on April 15 that they have arrested one more person (identified as G.M.) on charges of premeditated murder in connection with the controversial Khorava street incident in Tbilisi in December 2017, which left two 16 year-olds – Davit Saralidze and Levan Dadunashvili – stabbed to death.  According to the investigation, the detainee, together …

16/04/21 17:38


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