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Archive by 2010-01-27
Georgia hails possible opening of Armenian-Turkish border 2010-01-27 18:32 Armenian-Turkish relations complicated when Ankara supported Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Turkey also sharply reacted on the process of international recognition of genocide of Armenians in Ottoman Empire in 1915.
Most residents of Tbilisi for joining NATO 2010-01-27 18:07 1 500 respondents were surveyed; 23 believe that in its foreign policy Georgia should be oriented on the EU; 16 per cent are for orientation on the USA.
Premiere of film about August war in the USA 2010-01-27 17:30 Premiere of Russian Lessons, the documentary by Andrey Nekrasov [Russian director] was held in the framework of Sundance Film Festival.
Georgia endorsed strategy in regard to Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2010-01-27 16:51 At today’s sitting the government of Georgia endorsed strategic concept in regard to Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Tskhinval: EU doesn’t want to discuss non-aggression treaty 2010-01-27 15:59 He said the results of Heidi Tagliavini’s report [Georgia accused of unleashing the war] are suppressed.
One more monument to WW II heroes demolished 2010-01-27 15:00 Georgian authorities demolished one more monument to warriors, killed in the Great Patriotic War [1941-1945].
Opposition staged a rally with a demand to release political prisoners 2010-01-27 14:25 Today Georgian opposition and its supporters staged a protest action – a movement from Isani to Samgori metro stations – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Georgian delegation headed for Geneva to participate in discussions 2010-01-27 12:47 Today the Georgian delegation departed for Geneva to participate in another round of Geneva Talks on security and stability in Caucasus – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi. The delegation includes representatives of the Foreign Ministry, as well as “alternative” governments of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, acting in Tbilisi.
NATO endorsed the first edition of the action plan with Georgia for 2010 2010-01-27 12:30 Georgian delegation presented the annual action plan for 2010 for NATO’s consideration.
Bakradze met with the president of European Parliament 2010-01-27 12:15 David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, who is currently staying in Brussels, met with Jerzy Buzek, the President of European Parliament - GeorgiaTimes correspondent.
Delegation of U.S. ex-Congressmen met with parliamentary opposition 2010-01-27 11:16 Yesterday delegation of U.S. ex-Congressmen continued meetings in the Parliament of Georgia. They held meetings with Khatuna Gorishvili, the chairperson of the Committee for Procedural Issues and Rules, who was also the deputy chairperson of the ad hoc commission for study of August events.
Tymoshenko admitted the tape with her talk to Saakashvili was authentic 2010-01-27 10:33 PM and presidential candidate of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, admitted, though indirectly, the authenticity of her talk with Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, in which she requested him to send “battle worthy” people.
Parliamentary Assembly Intrigue
After grievous events of August 2008 the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) turned out to be a place for settling differences between Russia and Georgia. Recently it was reported that Mevlьt Зavusoglu from Turkey is appointed as PACE’s new president. His loyalty to Moscow is not a secret. The intrigue is that PACE’s current vice president is Peter Tsiskarishvili, leader of Georgian parliamentary majority. This alignment of forces only proves that fact that worldwide confrontation between Russia and little Georgia will continue.
Georgia as seen by Russians
According to the survey results by a research center of a Russian web portal carried out among two thousand economically active Russians, Georgia is believed to be one of Russia’s major adversaries. Curiously enough neither visits of Zurab Nogaideli, a Georgian opposition figure, nor resumption of air communication between Moscow and Tbilisi could change the opinion of Russian citizens. A question arises: to what extent can the current regime influence the opinion of Russians?
Will Nogaideli be able to bring Russia and Georgia together?
One of these days, leader of the oppositional Movement for Fair Georgia Zurab Nogaideli stated that the main purpose of the coming visit to Moscow in February will be the signing of the joint party agreement on cooperation with the United Russia. According to him, it is time to stop the senseless confrontation with Russia and establish friendly or, at least, normal relationship, without which one cannot solve the issue of communication between Tbilisi, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. GeorgiaTimes correspondent discussed the prospects of cooperation between the two parties with the political2010-01-27 17:47
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