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Archive by 2010-01-19
Tragedy of Georgians and Azerbaijanian commemorated in Marneuli 2010-01-19 18:22 On January 18th Georgian Azerbaijanians commemorated the tragic events in Tbilisi on April 9th 1989 and in Baku on January 20th 1990, when Soviet troops suppressed manifestations of national liberation movements of Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Mayor of Tbilsi accused Russian Newsweek in wrong interpretation of his words 2010-01-19 17:44 Gigi Ugulava, the Mayor of Tbilisi, accused Russian Newsweek [Russian magazine] in wrong interpretation of his words.
Laborites apologized to Ukrainians for Saakashvili 2010-01-19 17:25 The Labour party of Georgia condemns President Mikheil Saakashvili for his actions in regard to Ukraine and apologizes for the incident with Georgian “monitors” to Ukraine and its people - Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Georgia established diplomatic relations with Peru and Botsvana 2010-01-19 17:22 On January 15th the joint communiqué on establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Republic of Botsvana.
Society of South Ossetian-German friendship appeared in Germany 2010-01-19 16:38 With the help of this community Germans and everyone willing will be able to receive reliable information on the situation in South Ossetia and learn what kind of aid it needs.
Saakashvili was accused of interference in domestic affairs of Ukraine 2010-01-19 16:00 In the view of party leader, ex-Speaker Burjanadze, these actions of the government show what, in this government’s view, are “democratic elections.”
PM of Georgia to visit Egypt 2010-01-19 14:44 Today, on January 19th, the PM of Georgia Nika Gilauri heads for Egypt with an official visit – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Estonians against Saakashvili’s visit 2010-01-19 14:42 Activists of a number of Estonian public organisations campaign against the visit of Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, to their country. They believe this visit can expose the national security of Estonia to threat.
Iran advises Georgia to renounce plans on joining NATO 2010-01-19 12:35 NATO expansion to the East will bring no benefit to the countries of the region, said Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, in the course of his meeting with Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, in Tehran.
Saakashvili called the incident with journalists a provocation 2010-01-19 11:57 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, said that beating journalists was inadmissible disregard of the country where action takes place.
Georgia to be advertised on BBC and CNN since February 2010-01-19 11:19 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, stated that in 5-6 years ten winter and several ski resorts would function in the country – Georgia Times correspondent.
Georgia – CIS: never say never
On January 22 Georgian parliament will officially secede from the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) explaining that the assembly has always been a formal structure without any functions. Remarkably, saying good-bye to the CIS Georgia plans to stay in nearly 75 international treaties signed within CIS framework. A logical question arises: whom do current Georgian authorities want to show their independence from the CIS to and why?
Forgetting the past
Last week, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko, who has been serving his last days in office, made a loud statement. On January 14 he told the press that he was going to initiate the establishment of the international tribunal over the crimes of communism. For instance, Yushchenko said that he would make such proposal to the leaders of the East Europe countries, who, in his opinion, have suffered from the communist regime. The Ukrainian president, who thinks continentally, believes that the establishment of a judicial body like this should be based upon the precedent of conviction of the crimes of the fascist Germany by Nurnberg tribunal. In the opinion of Yushchenko, it “should become the ground for passing a sentence to Stalin’s totalitarian regime, which is the creator, the inspirer and the teacher of the Nazi regime in Germany. It was Stalin’s regime that insured the revival and the establishment of the German military potential in the 30s”.
Saakashvili’s new PR move
Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili announced the start of a campaign advertising Georgia and its health resorts. Info spots and programs on Georgia’s tourism potential will be broadcast on all international channels including BBC and CNN which, as Saakashvili thinks, will contribute to making the country popular worldwide. Will this PR move help Georgia create a positive country image?
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