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Stories about Georgia

23 April 2017

Georgia's Five-Year-Old Prince Prepares to Reign

"It was a huge event that after two hundred years there was a baby baptized as Prince of Georgia."

28 March 2017

Georgia Really, Really Wanted a Visa-Free Agreement with the EU, and Now It's Party Time

"From Tuesday, Georgian nationals may visit Europe’s vast borderless Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180 day period."

4 March 2017

With Key TV Station Takeover, Is Free Speech in Georgia at Stake?

"We have seen the government slowly but surely moving to usurp the media space, focusing primarily on television."

11 February 2017

Protecting Georgia's Ancient Alphabet in a Digital Age

"Our language and our alphabet is our heritage; it is a treasure that needs to be not only protected but also kept alive and updated."

27 November 2016

In the Hands of the Azerbaijan Government, Beloved Novel Becomes Nation-Branding Infomercial

"Leyla Aliyeva, daughter of President Ilham Aliyev, was the executive producer of the film, which cost a reported $20 million to make."

1 November 2016

Halloween: Ghoulish Fun or Grand Western Conspiracy?

Devil face-masks are no damned joke in certain corners of the former Soviet Union.

20 October 2016

How the Women of a Conflict-Affected Village in Georgia Waged a Battle Against Gender Stereotyping

"Sometimes they would joke: 'You are from the office of unmarried women, right?'"

1 June 2016

Attack on Vegan Café in Georgia Opens New Front in Culture War

"The Kiwi Café incident produced a cornucopia of social media comment – ranging from outrage to amusement."

8 May 2016

Georgia Considers National Matchmaking Campaign

An extreme solution to a demographic conundrum?

17 April 2016

Georgian Fashion: The Next Big Thing?

Known to fashionistas simply as Avtandil, Tskvitinidze, 42, never left his hometown, and has no desire to do so: “Europe and the US are overcrowded.”

4 April 2016

Film Says Students Across Central and Eastern Europe Should Cooperate on Fighting Corruption

A recently published documentary shows how youth organizations from various countries can cooperate to put an end to the shady dealings that too often occur within educational institutions.

17 March 2016

Georgia’s ‘Sex Wikileaks’ Revives Fear of Government Snooping

“Everything you do in your bedroom can be used against you!”

21 February 2016

Eurasia’s Leaders Urged to Close Their “Cyber-Borders”

The obscure Organisation of Eurasian Cyber-Security says an open internet can spur 'colour revolutions' of the sort already witnessed in the ex-Soviet region.

14 February 2016

‘Georgian Dream’ Looking Increasingly Dreary After Year to Forget

As ex-Soviet Georgia's ruling coalition faces troubled times, it has resorted to some worrying tactics.

21 September 2015

Reinventing the Blues on Ex-Soviet Georgia’s Black Sea

'As we kick into a Slim Harpo number, the rhythm section slides deep in the pocket before Tamaz, our guitarist, shreds the solo to ribbons.'

15 June 2015

Georgian Society Growing Weary of the West

Ex-Soviet Georgia threw its lot in with the West some time ago. But what has it received in return?

21 January 2015

Georgians Show Solidarity after Family is Massacred in Armenia

Joseph Smith documented a Facebook-organized event held in Georgia in support of Armenia, currently suffering following the massacre of a family by a Russian soldier near a Kremlin military installation.

9 December 2014

The Fall of the Georgian Currency in Photoshopped Images: From 50 Cent to ‘Saving Private Lari’

Georgia's national currency, the lari, has been weakened by "internal and external factors" according to the country's central bank, leaving it languishing as the butt of online jokes.

11 November 2014

Georgian LGBT Organisation Requests ‘Hate Crime’ Label for Brutal Murder

The death of a transgender citizen has brought discussions about LGBT rights back to the fore in Georgia, a conservative country where persons of non-traditional sexual orientations suffer stigma.

10 November 2014

Georgian Social Media Users Make Light of Political Power Struggle

A power struggle is simmering in Georgia, but citizens - who have seen worse things happen in over two decades of independence - are inclined to see the funny side.

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