Thursday, 23 March 2017
Archive by 2009-03-11
Georgia renounced participation in Eurovision 2009 2009-03-11 18:48 Georgia refuses to participate in the 54th Eurovision song contest to be held in May in Moscow, said Natia Uznadze, the head of the Georgian project for the contest.
Irakli Alasania held a meeting with refugees 2009-03-11 17:49 Today Irakli Alasania, the Alliance for Georgia leader, conducted a meeting with refugees from Abkhazia. He highlighted the necessity to change power in peaceful, constitutional way and underlined that only after that truly free elections can be considered.
Gas supplies to South Ossetia resumed 2009-03-11 16:26 Natural gas supplies to South Ossetia are resumed. According to Itera-Georgia company, the repair works on the pipeline which were conducted near village Sagolasheni, are completed, and gas supplies of the region will be gradually resumed within a day.
Vice Prime Minister Baramidze departed for Slovakia 2009-03-11 15:50 Today Giorgi Baramidze, the Vice prime Minister, the State Minister for European and Atlantic Integration Issues departed for Slovakia with a working visit.
South Ossetia in the list of least free countries in the world 2009-03-11 15:14 The human rights public organization Freedom House published the report on the least free countries of the world, where human rights are violated.
Georgians to struggle for their houses in Abkhazia 2009-03-11 14:23 Georgian citizens living in Tkvarcheli district of Abkhazia, intend to defend their right for property in the European Court in Strasbourg.
Alasania: Saakashvili is detached from reality 2009-03-11 12:46 "The statements of the President of Georgia that there is no political crisis in the country and therefore he would not resign are the evidence of his detachment from reality", Alasania stated in his interview to The Akhali Taoba, published today.
Georgian President urged not to undermine the situation in the country 2009-03-11 11:59 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia addressed the citizens with the appeal to prevent the split in society and development of situation according to the Ukrainian scenario, where the economy is undermined because of constant struggle for power.
Georgian song was not allowed for Eurovision 2009-03-11 10:57 Last Tuesday the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) officially informed Georgian public broadcaster GPB that the lyrics of their song for the 54th Eurovision Song Contest 'We Don't Wanna Put In' [by Stephanie and 3G] do not comply with the rules of the competition.
Saakashvili risks being abandoned
Georgian media report about two new resignations among Georgian leaders. One is an accomplished affair: Georgy Bestavashvili left the president’s administration. The second is only planned by Defense Minister David Sikharulidze.
Russian Foreign Ministry warning
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin called the words of Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwartzenberg “violent public pressure” when the latter connected Belarus’s participation in Eastern Partnership with Minks’s position towards Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s sovereignty.
We shouldn’t disappoint and betray, but just love each other
The task of sorting out the difficult relations between Georgia and Russia has slowly but surely switched from stern conference rooms in international organizations to the big stage. Singers, actors and directors are striving to tell the truth about the August events. Each with their own version of it… The desperate step taken by the Georgian performers of the song “We don’t wanna put in” has provoked nothing but bewilderment. Whereas the clip by Vakhtang Kikabidze, which we in Russia love despite everything, has provoked a storm of emotions.2009-03-11 15:11
The Georgian opposition is shifting its gaze towards its northern neighbour
Demands for the president to resign are being made increasingly insistently in Tbilisi. The day before the first ultimatum ran out on holding a referendum on an early presidential election, as the “Alliance for Georgia” presented to Saakashvili, people started talking here again about their northern neighbour. And in a tone which is unusual for recent years.2009-03-11 10:35
Spring maneuvers of the president
Georgian opposition is pursuing their offensive on all fronts. Its leaders are giving out ultimatums and smart accusations against Saakashvili. There is signature collection among the population for his resignation. Now “Alliance for Georgia” and “United opposition” are taking the lead. In spite of loud statements of the opponents the president looks quite calm.
The crisis is dictating its rules. The war is being cancelled
The word “war” has again hung over Georgia and South Ossetia. People have started talking about it again in Tbilisi and Tskhinvali. Admittedly, whilst the South Ossetian President, Eduard Kokoity, has again accused Georgia of planning further acts of provocation, his Georgian colleague Mikheil Saakashvili has practically disavowed his previous statements and has promised that there will not be any further hostilities.
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