Sunday, 26 March 2017
Archive by 2009-03-27
Alasania is ready to dialog with authorities 2009-03-27 18:26 In this way he commented the appeal of the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament David Bakradze who called for the opposition to start negotiations. At the same time Alasania mentioned the only topic can be the peaceful change of power.
Manifest of Unity published by community and opposition 2009-03-27 17:26 Georgian opposition and community representatives published the Manifest of Unity, read aloud by poet David Magradze at the briefing near the Supreme Court.
Alasania claimed pressure exerted on his supporters 2009-03-27 16:58 Irakli Alasania, the Alliance for Georgia leader, stated that pressure was exerted on his teammates Viktor Dolidze and Kote Surguladze.
The New York Times correspondent detained in South Ossetia 2009-03-27 15:49 The New York Times correspondent was detained in South Ossetia while crossing the border.
Protest actions against opposition held in Georgia 2009-03-27 15:48 Protest rallies against the actions of radical opposition were held today in a number of Georgian cities.
More compromising materials on Burjanadze’s husband published 2009-03-27 15:47 Georgian TV companies keep on publishing compromising materials on Nino Burjanadze and her husband.
EUMM in Georgia head against separate missions in Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-03-27 13:02 Hansjorg Haber, the head of the EUMM in Georgia, campaigns against opening separate EU missions in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
No Georgian military presence build-up recorded near Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-03-27 12:26 The EUMM (EU Monitoring Mission) in Georgia has never recorded any Georgian military presence build-up near Abkhazia and South Ossetia, stated Hansjorg Haber, the EUMM head in Georgia – RIA Novosti.
MIA of Georgia : Saakashvili will stay in office up to 2013 2009-03-27 11:24 The present-day Georgian government will “stay in power to 2013, as it is implied by the Constitution of the country”, claims the statement of the Interior Ministry of Georgia, spread today in connection with the interview of Sergey Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russia to The Financial Times – ITAR TASS.
PACE: Georgia implements EU recommendations 2009-03-27 10:34 Mátyás Eörsi the co-rapporteurs on Georgia for PACE Monitoring Committee believes that Georgia implemented most of the EU recommendations – RBC.
Georgian-Japanese “translation problems”
This is how it happens sometimes! No sooner had I spoken to Gurik, an old Tbilisian friend of mine on the phone than the subject of our discussion became known to the supreme authorities. Moreover it took an unexpected turn. But let’s be consistent.
Sakartvelo’s wine rivers shrink into creeks
Supporters of Alliance for Georgia listened to the concerns of Kakhetian peasants. Winemakers are worried: will they be able to sell last year's products before the new crop is ripe? But the Ministry of Agriculture turns a blind eye on the problem. Opposition hopes to help winegrowers by bringing Georgian alcohol back on the Russian market.
Matthew Bryza’s express visit to Tbilisi
While Georgian authorities are accusing opposition of an armed coup d’état in preparation on March 25 the republic welcomed US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza. He met with Nino Burdzhanadze and Irakli Alasania, the leaders of opposition in Tbilisi.
An operation to disarm the Georgian opposition
The Georgian opposition has started talking about repressive measures. This is how they have viewed the arrests of members of Burjanadze’s party whom the police accuse of purchasing weapons. The party’s office in the Isani-Samgori district, where one of the recordings was made, has been closed. Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry has demonstrated video clips of secret talks. One of the accused has partly admitted his guilt. Could Saakashvili achieve his goal if one of the candidates for his position – Nino Burjanadze – is effectively discredited in the eyes of the public and falls out of the2009-03-27 18:00
Sasha Glukhov as a symbol of an unfinished war
The story of young Sergeant Glukhov seems more and more like a TV drama. News agencies are writing about him again and again, and programmes are even being made about him. It’s something like “Santa Barbara” which once caused a sensation as it blazed a trail for low-grade soap operas onto our screens. Only the hero of the current “serial” is a village lad from Udmurtia and it has not yet been decided what he should be called: in Georgia he is a hero, but the Russians regard him as a deserter.2009-03-27 15:51
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