Friday, 24 February 2017
Archive by 2009-10-19
Russian Foreign Ministry: Russia sends no signals to Georgia 2009-10-19 18:36 The source supposed that Vashadze’s superiors learnt about his attempts, and now he’s trying to justify himself.
Baramidze: new revolution in Georgia is impossible 2009-10-19 17:37 “We stated the protest actions would fade away themselves, and it happened. What’s the difference of the present-day manifestations from our Rose Revolution? That time the authority couldn’t rule: Shevarnadze’s Georgia was a bankrupt. The power was at our feet, we just picked it up – there was a rally, and we said “Shevarnadze, go away” – and he left. He did it because he knew – he had no other
Survey: Georgian women are afraid of loneliness 2009-10-19 16:52 The second strongest fear of Georgian women is the one of old age and wrinkles, the third – adultery, than come illnesses, poverty and stoutness.
Tskhinval: meeting in Ergneti was tense 2009-10-19 16:12 A meeting of representatives of South Ossetian and Georgian sides was held in Ergneti. Issue of missing citizens of Georgia and South Ossetia was raised. The meeting hadn’t been pre-planned and was held upon the proposal of Geneva talks co-chairman Charalampos Christopoulos – Res.
Raul Khajimba to run for President 2009-10-19 16:05 The Central Electoral Commission of Abkhazia registered the initiative group nominating Raul Khajimba, the ex-Vice President of Abkhazia, the presidential candidate.
Movie about the 5-day war being shot in Saakashvili’s residence 2009-10-19 14:54 The movie about the 5-day war, directed by renowned Renny Harlin, are now being shot in the residence of President Mikheil Saakashvili in Tbilisi.
Bitsadze: Georgia started bombing Tskhinval before the entrance of the Russian army 2009-10-19 14:52 The Georgian side started massive bombing of Tskhinval in August 2008 before Russian army crossed the border with South Ossetia, stated Badri Bitsadze, the ex-deputy Interior Minister of Georgia, ex-chief of border police, spouse of Nino Burjanadze.
Georgia accused Kusturica in violation of Georgian law 2009-10-19 13:17 Previously Georgia Times reported that on October 10th Emir Kusturica arrived in Tskhinval, was blessed by the priest of the Alanian Diocese and lit a candle for all victims of the August war.
Hollywood star arrived in Georgia 2009-10-19 12:44 Andy Garcia, the legendary Hollywood actor, arrived in Georgia to participate in shooting the film about the war in South Ossetia.
Foreign Minister of Georgia doesn’t intend to renounce Russian citizenship 2009-10-19 12:06 Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, stated he had no intention to renounce Russian citizenship –ITAR TASS. “My being the citizen of the Russian Federation is the favorite topic of a number of mass media and opposition, but I say directly – I do not intend to renounce Russian citizenship and am not ashamed of it", he announced.
U.S. governmental delegation to discuss regional security in Tbilisi 2009-10-19 11:34 Delegation of the U.S. Department of Defense, headed by Aleaxander Vershbow, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (ISA), will discuss issues of bilateral cooperation development in Georgia.
Opposition leaders turned out the most popular 2009-10-19 11:21 Two leaders of the national Forum are in the first 3 positions: Gubaz Sanikidze [1st] – 17.84 per cent, and Kakha Shartava[3rd] – 12.82.
David Bakradze held meeting with U.S. senators and congressmen 2009-10-19 10:37 David Bakradze, The Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, held meetings in the U.S. Senate and Congress.
Ex-producer of Imedi requested a political asylum in Russia 2009-10-19 10:22 According to Afanasyev, after death of Badri Patarkatsishvili, Georgian special services started persecuting him as the TV company producer, for ties with opposition. In particular, they demanded to sign forged documents compromising Patarkatsishvili. Afanasyev had to leave Georgia.
Expert on Russia to take care of Georgian security
US Assistant Secretary of Defense Alexander Vershbow is coming to Tbilisi tonight. The main subject of negotiations will be US military aid for provision of security in the region. Will it be only moral or also material assistance from overseas?
Saakashvili’s file: SOCAR
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan is in the center of a scandal in Georgia again. This time, the Laborite party accused it of corruption connections with President Mikhail Saakashvili and the government. A month ago, the Georgian Christians came out against SOCAR, indignant about the construction of mosques in Georgia sponsored by the oil company.
France attracted by Nabucco
The world media’s attention is again focused upon Nabucco gas pipeline, which is to reduce Western Europe’s energy dependence on Russia. French company GDF Suez announced its readiness to take part in the project that is considered to be “anti-Russian”, Georgia drawing attention to the project as well. GeorgiaTimes’ correspondent is talking to the Georgian and Russian experts about the peculiarities of the French energy policy.2009-10-19 23:19
Diplomatic breach - a chance for rogues?
When some states quarrel, people that commit offence in one of them take a chance to seek asylum in the other. Russia (plus Abkhazia and South Ossetia) and Georgia are in the middle of the diplomatic war. Rogues prowl in both directions falling into embrace of warring authorities who for the sake of propaganda are ready to abrogate their moral principles. New examples are the stories of Imedi ex producer Badri Afanasyev and Fatima Tskua, a run-away Abkhaz woman.
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