Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Archive by 2010-03-16
Tetrebi leader: scandal with Imedi was connected with Berezovsky 2010-03-16 18:15 The opposition member believes the disgraced Russian tycoon could offer Saakashvili to air the notorious clip to warm up anti-Russian spirits.
Abkhazia commemorated victims of operation for Sokhumi 2010-03-16 17:23 Yesterday in the Park of Glory in Sokhumi a ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers to the Memorial of the killed in the war of 1992-1993 was held.
EU expresses concern about the program of Imedi 2010-03-16 16:46 "Since the broadcast of the Imedi TV “simulated” programme on 13 March, the EU Monitoring Mission has been following closely on the ground the implications for security and stability near the administrative boundary lines of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Tape with Imedi head’s talk could be posted by the Interior Minister 2010-03-16 16:04 In his view, when Saakashvili passed the control over mass media to Ugilava-Arveladze team, spreading such an audiotape can be seen as a warning of Vano Merabishvili to the President of Georgia, which means in case Saakashvili takes care of the Interior Minister’s interests, the latter would conduct an independent demonstration of own power.
EBRD allocates Georgia EUR 100 mln credit 2010-03-16 15:23 The board of directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development agreed to allocate EUR 100 mln for construction of railway bypassing Tbilisi.
British ambassador indignant about “special report” of Imedi 2010-03-16 14:42 Dennis Keefe, the ambassador of Great Britain to Georgia, calls the program of Imedi on invasion irresponsible.
Two dons of Georgian mafia were arrested in Austria 2010-03-16 13:57 In one day 69 members of Georgian criminal groupings, working in Europe, were arrested by polices of Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria - RIA Novosti reports citing to Austrian radio.
Georgian Parliament’s delegation headed for Paris 2010-03-16 12:53 This morning the delegation of the Georgian Parliament headed for Paris. MPs announced they would participate in sittings of CE committees for politics and monitoring.
PM of Georgia held meetings in Brussels 2010-03-16 12:17 According to the press service of the State Chancellery, Gilauri met with Ives Leterme, the PM of Belgium; Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport; and Stefan Fuele, the Commissioner designate for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy.
Georgian mass media published a tape on preparation of special clip 2010-03-16 11:44 Georgi Arveladze, the head of Imedi, denies the authenticity of the tape with recorded phone talk, in which he says the aim of the special report on Russian invasion and death of President Saakashvili is intimidating the population.
Money transactions to Georgia increased in February 2010-03-16 10:50 According to the National Bank of Georgia, it’s by USD 9.4 mln, or 17.9 per cent more than the index of February 2009. Transactions from Russia increased by USD 5.6 mln and amounted USD 32.7 mln. From Ukraine – by USD 0.8 mln, up to USD 4.7 mln; from Greece – by USD 1.2 mln, to USD 4.5 mln.
Commission for Communications pronounced a verdict to Imedi 2010-03-16 10:21 "The Commission obliged the TV company to publish a declaration, in which it must admit the fact of a violation and apologize to the society for dramatization, which stirred unrest in society,” Kurashvili said after an extraordinary meeting.
Kolerov reminded Georgia about Beslan’s sins
Georgia has been accused of being involved in a terrorist act carried out in a North-Ossetian school. In fact, that is a six-year-old accusation which was voiced for the first time as a statement made by the South-Ossetian authorities on 2 September 2004. One of these days, journalist Modest Kolerov reminded about “the little sins of Georgia” in the course of the Moscow-Tbilisi video bridge where the Imedi TV provocation was discussed.
A talk to Misha
The scandal over the program shown on Imedi TV is gathering pace. Media found out a recorded telephone conversation featuring a person whose voice sounds like Georgy Arveladze, the TV company’s director general confirming that the idea to simulate invasion of the Russian troops was coordinated with president of Georgia. Arveladze denies authenticity of the record calling it a provocation arranged by Russian special services.
In struggle against Georgia’s “Russian mafia”
69 mafiosi from ex socialist countries have been detained in the European Union. Most criminals are Georgia-born, now accused of money laundering, gun and drug dealing, robberies, bribery, money extortion and murder schemes. Teriel Oniani, now incarcerated in Russia can get into the prisoner’s box together with them. The mafia boss who as some sources report once sponsored Mikheil Saakashvili can now be extradited to Spain upon request of the prosecutor’s office.
Is the grandmaster going to play into Saakashvili’s hands?
The Georgian opposition is trying to set up a dialogue with Moscow. Meanwhile, the Russian critics from the Kremlin started frequenting Tbilisi. It is notable that the marginal opposition was the first to rush to “make friends” with the Georgian authorities. Since the beginning of the war with South Ossetia, Mikhail Saakashvili has been supported by former advisor to the Russian president and his current vehement opponent Andrey Illarionov. He was joined by Oleg Pamphilov, Yulia Latynina, Vladimir Bukovskiy and Valeria Novodvorskaya. Besides, leader of the United Civil Front Garry Kasparov2010-03-16 22:27
Have the “black” political strategists failed?
Political analysts in Russia and Georgia provide different opinions on the Imedi broadcast from the point of view of its contents. In Moscow, the report was taken as a provocative action, while in Tbilisi some people consider a scenario of the Russian attack like this to be quite possible. Both the Russian and the Georgian political analysts share the only idea that the political strategists failed to reach all the set purposes.2010-03-16 09:39
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