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The driver of the motorcade Burjanadze sentenced to 12 years 2011-08-18 18:27 Driver of a car that was in the motorcade of former Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, leader of the opposition "National Assembly" Nino Burjanadze during the events on the night of May 26 in the center of Tbilisi, was sentenced to 12 years in prison by the decision of Tbilisi City Court.
Sturua: I can not become leader of Taganka Theater 2011-08-18 18:00 Director of the theater named after Shota Rustaveli Robert Sturua, dismissed by authorities of Georgia, can't become leader of Moscow Taganka Theater, even if he'll be offered to become its artistic director.
Drug trafficking from Iran to Azerbaijan increased 2011-08-18 17:26 According to the head of the State Border Service of Azerbaijan Lieutenant General Elchin Guliyev, recently his office has recorded increase of attempts of illegal transportation of narcotics from Iran to Azerbaijan.
World Bank gives Armenia extra $ 55 million 2011-08-18 16:36 Experts from the World Bank made the decision to increase financial aid to Armenia.
Georgia begins to reduce national debt 2011-08-18 15:27 According to information announced today by the head of Georgian Finance Department Dmitry Gvindadze, on the basis of economic growth of Georgia in 2012, the national debt begins to reduce.
Onishchenko: Let Belarus drinks "Borjomi" if it wants 2011-08-18 14:41 Russian Chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko said that the Federal Service will stop the illegal supply of "Borjomi" to the country from the territory of Belarus.
Georgian National Bank has reduced the discount rate in the country 2011-08-18 13:54 The Monetary Committee of the National Bank of Georgia decided to cut the discount rate by 25 basic points at a meeting on August 17.
Kukava: Georgian prisoners are forced to praise Saakashvili 2011-08-18 13:11 The leader of the opposition party "Free Georgia" Kakha Kukava said that in many local prisons inmates subjected to beatings, torture and humiliation.
Media: Moscow won't support candidates of Kokoity in the presidential elections in South Ossetia 2011-08-18 12:44 Russia will not support any candidate proposed by the current Head of State Eduard Kokoity as his successor in the presidential elections in South Ossetia.
Company "Borjomi": We did not want to return to Russia 2011-08-18 11:56 Manager of "Borjomi Georgia" Nitsa Cholokashvili said that her company did not appeal to the Russian side for the begining of the supply of mineral water.
Lordkipanidze: No decent man would not take position of Sturua 2011-08-18 11:35 People's Artist of USSR George Lordkipanizde, former head of the Theatre Union of Georgia, criticized the decision of the authorities of the Republic to dismiss well-known director Robert Sturua down as artistic director of the theater named after Shota Rustaveli.
Georgians expressing their dislike of Kobalia
A curious research was carried out by IPL Sociologic and Marketing Research Center and Association of Young Financiers and Businessmen of Georgia. Sociologists found several respondents at random and offered them to answer simple questions. For example, what kind of economic structure appeals to Tbilisi citizens: European, Singaporean or Chinese and whether their family income has grown in recent years. Interrogators seem to be unacquainted with reality. While Minister Vera Kobalia is trying to introduce a number of unpopular reforms aimed at filling the political elite’s wallets, Georgians are thinking of how to keep body and soul together instead of comparing financial system models.
Robert Sturua survives the tempest
Legendary Robert Sturua was dismissed from the position of art director of Shota Rustaveli theater falling victim to vaunted “democracy in Saakashvili’s style”. It is obvious that the dismissal order of the Culture ministry of the republic was not connected with the great master’s professional activities. The reason was his harsh criticism of the authorities. Like no one else Sturua realized: the Rose Revolution that celebrated victory in the streets of Tbilisi a few years ago has transformed in a dictatorship that brought the state to ruin.
South Ossetia’s hard choice
The presidential elections day in South Ossetia is fixed at last. According to the Parliament’s statement, they will be held on November 13. This technical decision was rather hard to take. The republic was facing a political crisis, for the issue of fixing the date was to be aligned with the discrepancies in the law. Now hardships are over and it’s time for numerous candidates to get ready for pre-election race.
Ecuador ready for recognition?
A number of Georgian mass media report on Ecuador’s readiness to recognize Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s independence in the near future. The press refers to president Rafael Correa’s statement allegedly made on his visit to Moscow that this step would facilitate “equilibrium of international relationships and consolidation between countries”. GeorgiaTimes discussed possibilities of extension of the list of states recognizing the right of Abkhazians and South Ossetians to sovereignty with representatives of Transcaucasian republics and Russian experts.2011-08-18 17:38
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