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Archive by 2009-09-16
Gazprom and South Ossetia to agree on price for gas 2009-09-16 18:25 Today, in Gazprom office, a working meeting of Alexey Miller, Gazprom head, with leaders of the republic. The sides discussed plans for further cooperation and terms of supplies. Eduard Kokoyty, the leader of South Ossetia, expressed his gratitude to Gazprom for having built Dzuarikau-Tskhinval gas pipeline in short terms.
Money transfers to Georgia still decreasing 2009-09-16 17:34 In August 2009 money transfers to Georgia from abroad amounted USD 75 mln – by USD 4.4 mln [5.6 per cent] less than in July 2009.
Ilia II responded to the statement of the Abkhazian clergy 2009-09-16 17:05 Ilia II, the Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia urged “not to take seriously” the statement of the Abkhazian clergy abou the separation of the Abkhaz Church from the Georgian one.
Two auctions held in the National Bank 2009-09-16 16:14 According to the Ministry of finance of Georgia, at today’s auction #7 treasury bills with 182 days of security term, at the par value of GEL 10 mln [appr USD 6 mln]were presented. Four commercial banks participated in the auction. The demand amounted GEL 27.2 mln, only one out of 15 bids was satisfied.
Georgian Parliament to discuss reforms in the defense sphere 2009-09-16 15:45 The report states that a number of reform are being conducted in the sphere, like paying for military’s work in accordance with their ranks and positions, reorganization of the national Academy of Defense, revision of conceptual and strategic documents, development of new concept of reserve and mobilization, improvement of information security system and connections, development of military
European parliamentarians arrived in South Ossetia 2009-09-16 14:46 “We want the colleagues to see how justified the recognition of South Ossetia by Russia was,” said Nikolai Levichev, the Russian MP, head of Just Russia fraction. He added that Mps from all the aforesaid countries had visited South Ossetia one year before.
Georgian Church doesn’t recognize independency of Abkhaz Church 2009-09-16 13:21 Previously GeorgiaTimes reported that Sokhumi-Abkhaz diocese was renamed in the Abkhaz Orthodox Church with Sokumi and Pitsunda Patriarchies, stated Priest Vissarion Aplia in the air of Abkhaz TV.
Davitaya: Abkhazia won’t be able to quit Georgian Church 2009-09-16 12:51 "The authority of the Patriarch of Georgia in the Orthodox world that no-one can confront and create any problem", says Paata Davitaya, the Vice Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia.
Sokhumi-Abkhaz diocese became the Abkhaz Orthodox Church 2009-09-16 12:15 Father Vissarion assured that the Abkhaz Orthodox Church will pray “for unity of those who populate our country, for peace in Abkhazia". The Abkhaz Orthodox Church also turns to the president Sergey Bagapsh, the Parliament, the government and everyone in power, with an appeal to back the Church’s decision, as it bears immense historical significance, and hopes for the support from their side.
Tbilisi requests from Washington specification of integration in NATO terms 2009-09-16 11:29 "We say that in 2-3 years Georgia will be ready to join NATO, - Baramidze said. – We want to know what our colleagues from Washington think about the terms of Georgia’s admission to the Alliance ".
Georgian delegation departed for Geneva 2009-09-16 10:31 This morning Georgian delegation departed for Geneva to participate in another round of negotiations on security issues and stability in Caucasus. The delegates: Georgi Bokeria, the deputy Foreign Minister, Georgi Baramia and Dimitri Sanakoyev, the heads of alternative governments of Abkhazia and South Ossetia respectively.
Transfers from Russia amount one third of the Georgian budget 2009-09-16 10:10 One third of the Georgian budget is formed from money transfers of diaspora in Russia, stated Vladimir Homeriki, the president of Unification of Russian and Georgian Peoples fund. According to official data, USD 1.5 bn come to Georgia from Russia.
“Open Class” for Georgian President
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili adores addressing the youths and speaking about the current political situation. Last Monday he went to Tserovani village to attend the opening of a new school expected to welcome 900 people together with refugees from South Ossetia.
“Successes” of Georgian counterintelligence or How Maisaya was turned into a spy
The details of inquest over the military expert, university lecturer Vakhtang Maisaya (see photo) were made public in Georgia. Today the representatives of the Human Rights Protection Center told about pressure put on the espionage suspect. It turns out he was forced to plead guilty during interrogations and made to defame the Chief of External Intelligence Service, UN Envoy and some other famous people.
Between Two Churches
Head of the Abkhazian Church Vissarion officially declared separation from the Georgian Orthodox Church. This decision was jointly taken by all the church officers of the diocese. Meanwhile, the authorities of South Ossetia also thought it necessary to protect their Church which is not yet recognized worldwide. They are not satisfied with the position of the Russian clergy who acknowledge the right of the Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC) for the spiritual charge of the parish of the independent republic. It looks like the diocese of Alania is going to follow the Abkhazian diocese and declare autocephaly. However, neither the Russian, nor the Georgian Orthodox Church will ever recognize them. Heads of the newly formed dioceses are taking the risk of being excommunicated with a label of dissenters.
Abkhazia admitted by international business community. Tbilisi is opposed to it
The relationship between Tbilisi and Sukhum can be characterized as “sitting on a volcano”. Every new week brings more reasons for mutual accusations. Now Tbilisi is indignant about Abkhazia having entered in the International Chamber of Commerce. Just a few days ago, the Georgian government announced a new strategy aimed at rebuilding relationship with Abkhazia and South Ossetia and even suggested opening a new Tbilisi-Sukhum bus route. The GeorgiaTimes correspondent tried to analyze the situation while talking to CCIA president Gennadiy Gagulia.
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