· May, 2006

Stories about Georgia from May, 2006

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

  30 May 2006

Vakhs valley, March 2006, Erik Petersson, Dushanbe Pictures. Welcome to the latest roundup from the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you by neweurasia. First off, apologies for the long delay in presenting you this edition. Now that final year exams are over, our postings should appear bi-weekly again....

Ukraine: GUAM Founds ODED

Vilhelm Konnander writes about a new organization whose founding members are Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova (GUAM): the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development (ODED), to be based in Kyiv, Ukraine. GUAM-ODED is intended as an alternative to the Commonwealth of Independent States

Georgia: Sheep on the Road

17 May 2006

Hans has videos of sheep on the Georgian Military Road, showing it continues to be an important route through the Caucasus.

Russia: Ban on Georgian Wine and Water

  7 May 2006

Beginning today, Russia has outlawed Georgian sparkling mineral water Borjomi, a health product that many ulcer patients have been relying upon since the Soviet times. Gennady Onishchenko, Russia's chief health inspector, has ordered the ban allegedly due to the discovery of a batch containing fake Borjomi. A few weeks earlier,...

Georgia: Military Road Photos

  5 May 2006

Hans has photos from the Georgian Military Road which cuts high through the Caucasus–up to 2,379 meters according to Wikipedia–and is still fairly empty and covered with snow.