Friday, 24 February 2017
Archive by 2009-02-25
Russian TV channels’ broadcasting stopped in Georgia 2009-02-25 17:52 Ayeti, the biggest cable TV broadcaster in Georgia, protests against the “occupation” of the country and today doesn’t transmit Russian TV Channels STS, TNT, Kultura, NTV-football and others.
Imedi was sold to Arabs 2009-02-25 17:23 TV company and radio Imedi, as well as Technomedia company were sold to Rakin Georgia[Arab company], said Joseph Key, the owner of Imedi and Technomedia. Previously all the three companies belonged to businessman Badri Patarkatsishvili, who died suddenly in February 2008 in London.
Investigation Committee at the Russian Prosecutor General's Office: fact of genocide is proved 2009-02-25 16:20 Investigation of the genocide of Ossetians is practically finished, the fact of genocide is fully proved, said Alexander Bastrykin, the Chairman of the Investigation Committee at the Russian Prosecutor General's Office – RIA Novosti.
Davitaya urged the Parliament to react on Russia’s policy 2009-02-25 15:13 Paata Davitaya, the Vice Speaker of the Parliament, urged the government and the Parliament to take effective measures in response to Russia’ s policy in regard to Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Tbilisi: Georgia doesn’t impede Glukhov’s return 2009-02-25 14:19 Georgian authorities don’t intend to hand Sergeant Alexander Glukhov over to Russia, but will not impede his return home, claimed Shota Utiashvili, the Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman, to Interfax.
Georgi Baramidze departed for Ukraine and Latvia 2009-02-25 12:46 Today Georgi Baramidze, the Vice Prime Minister of Georgia, the State Minister for European and Atlantic Integration, departs for Ukraine and Latvia with visits.
USA discovered a new gas- and oilfield in Georgia 2009-02-25 11:35 Frontera Resources (US company) stated they discovered the field of oil and gas in the territory of Mirzaani village (Kakheti district) – Trend.
Foreign Ministry of Abkhazia: the position of the Czech Republic Foreign Ministry contradicts Medvedev-Sarkozy agreement 2009-02-25 11:11 The statement of Karel Schwarzenberg, the Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic (the EU chair country) concerning the reaction on the possible recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Belarus threats the process of the Geneva Talks on Caucasus security issue, held under the aegis of the EU, the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia, issued yesterday – RIA Novosti.
Expert: opposition forces can undermine each other 2009-02-25 10:15 If opposition forces do not act in a united front they will undermine each other more than authorities can, said Giya Khukhashvili, commenting upon the speech of Irakli Alasania, who on February 23rd announced the establishment of the alliance with the Republicam party and the New Rights.
A general has sided with rebellious diplomats
Gia Karkarashvili, Georgia’s defence minister during Shevardnadze’s rule, announced yesterday that he was joining the former ambassador to the UN Irakli Alasania’s team. Political commentators regard this as significantly strengthening the opposition, which is preparing to overthrow Saakashvili.
Court’s verdict has whipped up the opposition
A few days ago, the Tbilisi City Court refused the American millionaire of Georgian origin Joseph Kay the right to manage Badri Patarkatsishvili's assets, but recognized his right to execute the businessman's will. Patarkatsishvili's widow has already called this decision "a festival of injustice".
Nino Burjanadze's novation
Nino Burdzhanadze, the “Democratic movement – United Georgia” leader invented a new way of achieving common goals of the opposition. Like fairy-tale Ratcatcher took the kids away from Hameln punishing the town’s mayor for greediness the ex Prime Minister called on officials from Mikheil Saakashvili’s government to abandon their “places in the sun”.
Life is getting better
Last week was remarkable for both Abkhazia and South Ossetia not only because of success of the Geneva talks. Cultural life of the republics is making headway too. A whole range of events in Sukhum and Tskhinval is perfect evidence with the opening of the Abkhazian State Philharmonic Hall on February 19 being the most notable.
Georgians don’t need “lessons of hatred”
For the first time, a week is taking place in Georgian schools devoted to the “occupation” of the country by the Soviet army on 25th February 1921. The enlightened Minister for Education had the idea of carrying out this “patriotic” action as a result of the August war in South Ossetia.2009-02-25 10:30
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