Friday, 24 February 2017
Archive by 2010-12-29
Saakashvili awarded Ilia II 2010-12-29 19:03 Today, President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili awarded a Shota Rustaveli prize and a Golden Medal to Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II.
Russian border guards arrested two Georgian citizens 2010-12-29 17:25 They were detained while illegally crossing the South-Ossetian border.
Georgian government is not guilty of price growth – Ministry of Finance 2010-12-29 16:22 Head of the Georgian Ministry of Finance Kakha Baindurashvili hailed criticism on representatives of the country’s private business, accusing them of artificial overpricing.
A bomb searched for in South Ossetia 2010-12-29 14:56 The regular session of the South-Ossetian parliament had to be interrupted because of a phone call informing of a bomb planted into the building.
Georgian MFA tried to bite Moscow again 2010-12-29 14:23 Georgian foreign policy administration accused Russia of its alleged unwillingness to respond to Tbilisi’s unilateral initiative on the non-use of force.
Ukrainian court found selling missiles to Georgia legal 2010-12-29 12:43 Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s Office lost the case on selling missiles to Georgia.
People of the Year: the patriarch and the political brawler
In all appearances, the expiring year has got two faces of Janus in the eyes of the Georgians. There is no other explanation for the Georgian choice of the People of the Year. What is there in common between Patriarch Ilia II and the scandalous founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange, who were both named to be the People of the Year in Georgia? In the opinion of Sakartvelo citizens, Assange is a man that has much value for the world, while the Patriarch is the most important figure in Georgia. That seems to be symbolic: Georgia often goes to extremes, being unable to find the middle way.
Is Abkhazia ready for Russian money?
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev signed the law on ratification of the treaty on stimulation and joint protection of investments with Abkhazia. Abkhaz ambassador to Russia Semen Grigoriev introduced Yuri Aykin taking charge of the Russian trade representation in the republic to the president. All that means that Russian business will be present in Abkhazia on legal terms bringing more security.
Saakashvili instructs on terrorism
Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has been particularly active on the last days of the year. Apparently, he wants to overshadow Father Frost. However, unlike the latter, the head of the Georgian state has a negative state of mind primarily with regard to Russia. The Georgian president lays all faults on its northern neighbor: poverty among population, crippled political system, explosions in Tbilisi streets and naturally notorious “occupation of 20% of the territory”. Mikheil Saakashvili told all that in his recent speech at the oath ceremony of the Special Service of State Guard recruits2010-12-29 11:54
WikiLeaks revealing Georgia’s secrets to NATO
Wikileaks materials are very popular in Georgia. You bet: that’s another chance to grit one’s teeth, let one’s bile out and, ultimately, feel sorry for oneself. This time, Tbilisi seized upon the information that France was ready to “make a positive sign” to Georgia at the NATO summit in Bucharest, though it spoke against providing the Membership Action Plan to the republic. GeorgiaTimes correspondent tried to make out what kind of a sign was meant.
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