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Kremlin Finds Fault With Tskhinvali Referendum Question

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has criticized the July 17 referendum in Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia over its question being worded as “unification” with Russia. From a legal standpoint the phrasing suggests that Tskhinvali is considering the “creation of some third state” together with Russia, Peskov was cited as saying by Rusian state-controlled TASS news agency. “If …

24/05/22 18:40

Draft EU-Georgia Association Agenda Stresses Need for ‘Ambitious’ Reforms

The European Commission’s draft EU-Georgia Association Agenda says that advancing Georgia’s “democratic and rule of law agenda through ambitious political, judicial and anti-corruption reforms in a broad and inclusive process will be central” to cooperation in 2021-2027. Overall, the lengthy draft builds on the previous, 2017-2020, Association Agenda and outlines key objectives of political association …

24/05/22 16:14

New Tskhinvali Leader Inaugurated

Alan Gagloev, the 41-year-old leader of the Nykhas party and former security officer, was inaugurated today as the new leader of the Russian-occupied Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia. In his address to the ceremony at a drama theater in Tskhinvali, the new leader gave the oath to work toward “observance of the law, respect freedom and human …

24/05/22 15:00

TV Chief’s Conviction ‘Unprecedented, Probably Politically Motivated,’ RSF Says

Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a Paris-based watchdog, today called for an independent and immediate review of the “unprecedented and probably politically motivated conviction” of Nika Gvaramia, director general of government-critical Mtavari Arkhi TV. Head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk, Jeanne Cavelier stressed that “the severity of the verdict and sentence in a case …

24/05/22 12:26

Weekly COVID Update: May 16-22

On May 16 – 22, Georgian authorities reported 586 new cases of COVID-19, 605 recoveries, and 5 fatalities. Out of the 586 cases, 307 were reported in Tbilisi, followed by the western Imereti region with 80 cases, Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti — 37, Kvemo Kartli — 33, Adjara — 31, Kakheti — 31, Guria — …

24/05/22 10:04

Taming the Garden: You Haven’t Seen It All

Nini Gabritchidze was the author of The Dispatch. She is now a freelance journalist. Lately, Georgians have been rushing to screenings of Taming the Garden, an award-winning documentary directed by Salome Jashi. The curiosity grew further after the Georgian Film Academy canceled the scheduled film events, a move believed to be another attempt at censorship …

24/05/22 10:00

Dispatch | May 22-23: Rest/Wicked

Just as the discussion was launched about instituting yet another day off in Georgia, the netizens were quick to point out that the country has more holidays (17) than any other country in Europe. But as we well know, there is no rest for the wicked. Georgia is no exception. This is the Dispatch, with …

24/05/22 05:00


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