Thursday, 23 February 2017
Archive by 2009-09-07
Most Georgians are against demolition of Stalin monument 2009-09-07 18:38 68.4 per cent are against the demolition, 17.8 per cent support the idea, 13.8 per cent found difficulty answering – Novosti-Gruzia.
Georgia released 16 members of BUKET crew 2009-09-07 17:47 Four out of 17 are citizens of Azerbaijan, al the rest are citizens of Turkey. The Azerbaijanians were released on September 4th . The fate of the captain, sentenced to 24 years of imprisonment, will be decided at the meeting of Foreign Minister of turkey and President of Georgia.
Abkhazian delegation held meetings in Cuba 2009-09-07 17:20 According to Irakli Tujba, in previously Venezuela, at the meeting of Abkhazian Deputy Foreign Minister Maxim Gvinjia with ambassadors of Honduras, Bolivia, Argentina and Chili possibility of establishing cooperation with ALBA [organisation including these Latin American countries] had been discussed.
Georgian Foreign Minister called on diplomats to take vengeance on Russia for “aggression” 2009-09-07 16:41 At today’s meeting with Georgian ambassadors, accredited abroad, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, called on them to do everything possible to bring Russia to book for “last year’s aggression”.
Nicholas Cage to visit Georgia 2009-09-07 16:09 The actor goes to Georgia to shoot a movie about August 2008 events. The filming starts on September 21st and will last approximately 2 months.
Banking sector of Georgia incurs losses 2009-09-07 15:32 In August 2009 the losses of banks amounted GEL 74.590 mln, this index increased 11 times since January.
Kvemo Kartli TVcompany stopped broadcasting 2009-09-07 14:19 According to the company head Khatuna Barbakidze, it was caused by technical problems, and after these are settled, broadcasting will be resumed.
Patriarch of All Georgia sent Girgvliani’s murderers into maonastery 2009-09-07 12:47 MIA employees, sentenced to 8 and 7 years of imprisonment in 2006 for murder of banking official Sandro Girgvliani, and released on parole in 2009, will spend a month in monastery.
Turkey to demand release of BUKET captain 2009-09-07 12:17 The final decision on the fate of BUKET captain, the citizen of Turkey, sentenced by the Georgian court to 24 years of imprisonment, will be made tomorrow.
Opposition: USA discontent with Akhalaya’s appointment 2009-09-07 11:49 Berdzenishvili said that in the USA “certain decisions in regard to Georgan authorities are nade, they are not implemented, but will be implemented”. The Republican party leader mentioned that with appointment of “sadist” Akhalaya Saakashvili showed the USA and NATO that he didn’t care about their opinion.
Public Defender to join opposition 2009-09-07 11:02 Today Subari confirmed he received the invitation to join Defend Georgia! movement by Levan Gachechiladze. According to ombudsman, “violation of human rights and ignoring laws get a very large scale in the country".
Independent observer: Georgian authorities can’t do without provocations
Today is the start of Turkish FM Akhmed Davutoglu’s working visit to Tbilisi. The Minister plans to discuss detention of Buket tanker in the neutral waters and her captain Mekhmen Oztyurk’s severe sentence to 24 years’ imprisonment. In the meantime some media report that the Georgian side doesn’t mind releasing the captain for a fine. It seems Ankara’s discontent has had its effect.2009-09-07 22:39
Does the world need war in the Caucasus?
Another international scandal is going to break out in the Black Sea water zone. Yesterday, Russia warned the Georgian authorities against the detention of the third country ships near the Abkhaz cost. A warning speech was delivered by official representative of the Russian MFA Andrey Nesterenko. The Russian Minister of Defense General Staff officer also left open the possibility of recurrence of the August 2008 events. However, despite another wave of confrontation, some experts believe that things will not get as far as a new war in the Caucasus.2009-09-07 17:09
The Church is involved in politics
Last weekend triggered another wave of confrontation between the authorities and the opposition in Georgia. An impulse to the protest wave that seemed to have been brought to naught was given by the amnesty, which led to liberation of those who were convicted for killing bank employee Sandro Girgvliani. At the same time, there came a sudden continuation of the scandal caused by the Georgian authorities’ refusal to let Russian journalists Maxim Shevchenko and Vladimir Mamontov into the country. In both the cases, the Georgian Patriarchy had to interfere into the scandal.
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