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Archive by 2009-07-09
Georgia to ban foreign movies dubbed in Russian 2009-07-09 22:09 Foreign movies will be shown in Georgia only if dubbed in Georgian or with subtitles in the Georgian language. Thus foreign movies dubbed in Russian will be banned except for soap operas, animated films and other movies intended for preschool children.
Opposition urges Council of Europe to evaluate amendments to Georgian laws 2009-07-09 21:08 Georgian radical opposition believes the new draft laws the government has recently proposed are aimed at increasing repressions against political opponents: e.g. amendments to the law “On Assembly and Manifestation” stipulating more stringent rules of conducting rallies and manifestations.
Abkhazia to seek new opportunities for cooperation with UN 2009-07-09 20:08 Abkhazia's task is to have a possibility to communicate with the world community, not to be isolated from the whole world, the republic's FM Sergey Shamba told journalists today.
Arab companies to invest in Georgia in spite of crisis 2009-07-09 19:07 A number of Arab companies are going to take part in investment projects in the territory of Georgia regardless of the international economic crisis and political instability in this country, RIA Novosti reports with reference to France Presse.
Russian jets not downed by “friendly fire” in South Ossetia 2009-07-09 17:03 The General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces disproved information that “friendly fire” had downed Russian jets during hostilities in South Ossetia last August, RIA Novosti reports.
Saakashvili to dismiss Prime Minister Gilauri? 2009-07-09 14:31 According to the newspaper in view of failure to execute the budget in May and June Prime Minister Nika Gilauri will be brought down to the post of Finance Minister.
Join Us new public movement established in Georgia 2009-07-09 13:50 Several NGOs and student associations of Georgia merged into Shemogviertdi (Join Us!) movement.
Georgia resumes gas supplies to Armenia 2009-07-09 13:35 Russian gas transit to Armenia through Georgian territory interrupted on July 8 was resumed this morning.
Mass media: Russia lost six, not four jets in the August war? 2009-07-09 13:34 It’s quite possible Russia lost six, not four jets in August 2008 war in Caucasus as was officially stated by the government.
Georgia repeatedly calls for police force deployment in Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-07-09 12:04 Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs repeats the necessity to deploy international police force in Abkhazia and South Ossetia in order to avoid possible provocations.
United Opposition leader to establish a new movement 2009-07-09 12:02 Today Georgian opposition leader Levan Gachechiladze is expected to announce establishment of a new public association.
Opposition calls for new demonstration to celebrate third month of rallying 2009-07-09 11:06 Georgian opposition leader Levan Gachechiladze called on everyone to gather near the parliament building today, on July 9. As he stated at a traditional public meeting last night, July 9 is the third month since the start of struggle against Saakashvili’s regime.
Three Months of Protests and a Battling Draw
Today the Georgian opposition whose activity is tailing at the break of summer is promising to take 10 000 people to the meeting. Regional manifestants will also come to the hard-boiled Prospekt Rustaveli. In this way the opposition will celebrate another small anniversary: three months from the beginning of the protest activities. After three months of political confrontation the web of the «palace intrigues has got even more tangled. Accusations, compromising evidence, interception: all means are used for the sake of a victory, and they say that all is fair in war. At the same time the opposition has already declared that another round of confrontation will come this autumn.
The military keep strange silence
A new sensation has been introduced by both the Russian and the foreign media: six planes are announced to be lost by the Russian Air Force in the course of the last-year military conflict in South Ossetia, according to an article published by Moscow Defense Brief, an English-language Russian magazine about weapon.
Unmanned Aircraft Reconnaissance
Abkhazia accused Georgia of unmanned aircraft launch. Georgia, without pausing to think, answered with the same accusations but to the Russian army. Probably, against the background of the new Caucasian war forecasts propagated by Georgian experts and their pro-Western colleagues in Russia, the parties of last year’s conflict have decided to do some reconnaissance. But this does not mean that the frightening forecasts will come true.
Mikhail Saakashvili’s new watch and new legends
Shawn Walker, the correspondent of The Independent newspaper, has recently met with the Georgian president in his new palace in Tbilisi and was greatly impressed at his interlocutor’s watch. “This is a heavy watch made of blue plastic material, with playful rabbits on its face”, - he shared his impressions with his readers in an article called “Mikhail Saakashvili: thinking of Georgia and having Russia on his back”.2009-07-09 15:23
Back observation of the protest actions: the black and white
The Georgian opposition has already announced its plan of actions relating to the meeting of the US Vice President Joseph Biden. On the whole, the oppositionists have won the support of the diplomatic corps in respect of the excessive rigidness of the pending amendments to the law which are going to make the meetings and other protest actions subject to the authorities’ control. The decoration of the coming meeting has also been designed: the oppositionists are going to be dressed in white. Moreover, one more oppositional party might also appear by the time of the American guest’s arrival.
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