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In July 2009 Tskhinval will receive gas directly from Russia 2009-04-06 21:26 Russia n natural gas will flow to Tkhinval from North Ossetia in July 2009. This year half of South Ossetia will be provided with gas, said Roman Panov, the Deputy Minister of Regional Development of Russia.
Jondi Bagaturia demands the release of political prisoners 2009-04-06 21:25 Jondi Bagaturia, the opposition MP, turns to the authorities of Georgia and calls for them to meet the wishes of opposition and release all the political prisoners.
Collision of opposition members and police in Tbilisi 2009-04-06 17:16 Georgian police didn’t let representatives of the opposition parties youth organizations to stage their planned protest action near the Avlabari residence of President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Interior Ministry of Georgia purchased a big shipment of special armaments 2009-04-06 16:25 The Interior Ministry of Georgia purchased a considerable number of special armaments, stated Shota Gvenetadze, one of the Movement for Just Georgia leaders – RosBalt.
Less than one half of Georgians intend to participate in protest actions 2009-04-06 15:47 35.2 per cent of the population of Georgia intend to participate in the protest actions of April 9th. 32.5 per cent will abstain from attending, 32.3 per cent hasn’t already made a decision, the survey of Kviris Palitra states – RosBalt.
Alasania: Saakashvili lost the trust of the West 2009-04-06 14:39 Mikheil Saakashvili “lost the trust of the West he used to have, and is no longer regarded there as a reliable partner”, said Irakli Alasania, the ex-permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN, the head of the Alliance for Georgia – ITAR TASS.
Foreign Minister of Georgia is staying in Egypt 2009-04-06 14:33 Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign minister of Georgia is staying in Egypt, said Zurab Kachkachishvili, the head of the Ministry’s political department, at today’s traditional briefing.
State official and NGO representative beaten up in Tbilisi yesterday 2009-04-06 12:37 Last night in Tbilisi a representative of the government and a member of a Georgian NGO were beaten up.
Opposition’s intention to paralyze Tbilisi is a “suicide for the country” 2009-04-06 11:39 Yesterday n the live air of the Public TV of Georgia Georgi Baramidze, the Vice Prime Minister of Georgia called the intention of the opposition to paralyze the work of state organizations and block streets since April 9th “a suicide for the country”.
“Batumi training” for 9th April
Georgia’s police have started using force to break up demonstrations. On 2nd April the republic’s Interior Ministry responded harshly to an action organized by the opposition movement “For a just Georgia” in Batumi, which was devoted to making appeals to the population to take to the streets in a week’s time and demand the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Tbilisi doesn’t want to give up Yerevan to Ankara
Today US President Barack Obama arrives in Turkey. This has given rise to a stormy discussion about the possibility of repairing Armenian-Turkish relations. If this happens, Georgia will incur not only economic, but also political losses. Tbilisi seems to have to decided to try and forestall this by including Yerevan in its strategic partnership plans.
G20 summit strengthens Russia’s stance on Caucasus
Upon completion of London’s G20 summit Dmitry Medvedev made a clear statement: he is not going to cooperate with Saakashvili but he has nothing against Georgian people. These are his words after the meeting with Barack Obama with both presidents showing their readiness for mutual concessions.
The authorities appoint Shevardnadze as the opposition’s “spiritual guide”
The number of slogans and multi-episode TV shows full of compromising material being broadcast in Tbilisi can make your head spin. The scandal over the purchase of weapons by supporters of Nino Burjanadze’s party has lingered. There have not yet been any results of the investigation or update to the story. But the authorities have found another figure guilty of political destabilization in the country – Georgia’s former president, Eduard Shevardnadze.2009-04-06 09:14
Conceived before August war
Georgia has experienced a baby boom. 2008 birth rate jumped 20%. They say it is Ilia II’s merit who christened every third baby in a family. It is not clear yet what statistics will show 9 months after the fatal August.
Authorities VS opposition: meeting without a dialogue
With less than a week to go before the start of oppositional rallies in Georgia Tbilisi is keeping quiet before the coming storm. There is no follow-up on incrimination story, the heat of political speeches is down, and the appeal for dialogue is one of the most common. For the first time over a long confrontation the authorities and opposition sat at the round table on April 2. Will the opponents be able to come to terms? Will they find a compromise or Georgia is again at the threshold of distress?
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