Category Archives: Georgia

Russian Airlines ‘Desperate’ After $50M Losses in Georgia Flight Ban

Russian airlines are ‘desperate’ for compensation from the government after its ban on direct flights to Georgia cost them a combined 3.2 billion rubles ($50 million), the Vedomosti business daily reported Wednesday.  President Vladimir Putin ordered the temporary ban of passenger flights from Russia to Georgia this summer following an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi triggered by the visit of

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Figure of the Week: 100, almost

A Century of Georgia’s Struggle against Pro-Kremlin Disinformation Almost 100 years ago, in a speech in Tbilisi 16 of January 1920; Noe Zhordania, the first leader of Democratic Georgia, declared the European path of his country: “Soviet Russia offered us [a] military alliance, which we rejected. We have taken different paths, they are heading for the East and we, for

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EU, US “fully support” Georgia’s anti-government protests

By Tamar Svanidze Journalist, Global Affairs The United States and the European Union have thrown their support behind Georgia’s anti-government protesters who took to the streets of the capital Tbilisi after the country’s parliament failed to pass an amendment that changes the voting system to proportional representation. In a joint statement released on Monday, they expressed “full support for the

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EUvsDisinfo goes to Georgia!

ქართული ვერსიის სანახავად მიჰყევით Pro-Kremlin disinformation messages have been surfacing in Georgia for a long time, targeting Georgian sovereignty, its values and European aspirations. During the week between 18-23 November 2019, we will be looking very closely at what has been happening in Georgia, as strategic communication experts, EU officials, diplomats, young professionals, civil society and media from across the

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Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack

A huge cyber-attack has knocked out thousands of websites – as well as the national TV station – in the country of Georgia. Court websites containing case materials and personal data have also been attacked. In many cases, website home pages were replaced with an image of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, and the caption “I’ll be back”. The origin of

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Georgia likely to join boycott of PACE session in solidarity with Ukraine:

The final decision on Georgia’s participation in the autumn session will be confirmed by the delegation’s head. The delegation of Georgia is most likely not to participate in the October session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in solidarity with Ukraine. “I support this boycott. I advocated for this from the very beginning. Despite the fact

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Tensions Are Flaring Between Georgia and Russia-Backed South Ossetia. Here’s What’s Happened

The international community has called for restraint as Georgia warned of a “serious confrontation” with the Russian-backed breakaway territory of South Ossetia last week. Only Moscow and a handful of other states have recognized the independence of South Ossetia after Russia and Georgia fought a five-day war over the region in August 2008. Russian troops have been garrisoned in both

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Second round of “elections” scheduled in occupied region of Abkhazia. PACE, Georgia and Ukraine declared them illegal

On August 25, the so-called “presidential elections” were held in the Russian-occupied region of Abkhazia, the second round of which was scheduled for September 8. The governments of Georgia, Ukraine, as well as the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe condemned holding the elections and declared them illegal. Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili condemned the so-called elections in Abkhazia. The

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