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How Georgia's Public Foiled Gazprom and Russia

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Score one for public engagement in a former Soviet country. Grassroots protests over Georgian leaders' plans to cozy up closer to the Russian energy giant Gazprom have led to the government dropping those plans.

Animal Cruelty Is Part of the Fabric of the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Animals as well as humans have suffered from greed and neglect across the former Soviet Union, animals-rights activists say. Some of the worst offenders have been organizations owned by the government, such as zoos and circuses.

Whose Team Are You On?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Tinatin Japaridze

The morning after I arrived in Tbilisi after a two-year break (for semi-political reasons, but that's another story), I naively decided to walk -- instead of taking a taxi, as per my parents' suggestion -- to my meeting at the American Councils offices right off Chavchavadze Avenue.

Aftermath of Tbilisi Flooding: United We Stand?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Tinatin Japaridze

The recent flood in my hometown Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, has drawn international attention and thousands of volunteers from across the country.

The Tbilisi Flood Brings a Wave of Volunteers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.17.2016 | World
Lincoln Mitchell

The recent flood in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, drew international attention mostly because the flood destroyed the Tbilisi Zoo.

Zoo Animals Roam Free After Flooding In Tbilisi

Associated Press | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals have escaped from the zoo in Georgia's capital after heavy flooding destroye...

Top 5 Georgian Dishes

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 06.23.2014 | Home
Jared S. Baumeister

If there were a Mt. Rushmore of Georgian dishes, khinkali would be George Washington.

Where Are You From?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 04.20.2014 | New York
Tinatin Japaridze

Does rooting for America in hockey and Russia in figure skating make me a "multi-nationalist" or a "patriotically challenged" citizen?

Another 'Georgia on My Mind'

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

A walk down Rustaveli Avenue, so named after a 12th Century Georgian poet, on a cold January morning allowed me to appreciate some of the country's history, which my guide recounted with relish.

Georgia -- A Wounded Nation Seeking Self-Definition

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

In my recent visit to Georgia, I learned a local folktale: After God has distributed the entire earth to various nations and tribes, the Georgians, wa...

Exploring Tbilisi's Endangered Art Nouveau

Jennifer Walker | Posted 09.21.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Walker

Tbilisi may be one of the great art nouveau cities of Europe, but it's one that hasn't received the recognition it deserves - and perhaps by the time it does, it'll be too late.

Georgian CSOs at the Crossroads

Fron Nahzi | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Fron Nahzi

On October 1st, following a hotly contested election campaign, Georgia witnessed a peaceful transition of power for the first time in its history.

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas: Tbilisi Public Service Hall

designboom | Posted 12.18.2012 | Arts


A Game of Georgian Chicken

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Lincoln Mitchell

Currently, with major parliamentary elections less than two weeks away, the Georgian government is playing game of chicken. It consists of a challenge from the Georgian government to the West to see who will blink first.

Rediscovering A 'Discovered' City In Tbilisi, Georgia

Tara Isabella Burton | Posted 08.10.2012 | Travel
Tara Isabella Burton

A few nights ago, at an Ossetian dive bar in the heart of the Tbilisi's historic district, my long-suffering English boyfriend was forcibly (if amiably) abducted by a table of Georgian men who insisted on testing his Anglo-Saxon constitution with copious amounts of cha cha (essentially gasoline schnapps).

Who Is Really Doing Russia's Bidding in Tbilisi

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Lincoln Mitchell

Today, Georgia is approaching a battery of elections, for parliament in 2012 and president in 2013, that will not only have tremendous bearing on that country's future, but on the U.S. role and position in the region for years to come.

Georgia: The Ultimate European Back Door

Rick Steves | Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Where are all the tourists?

The Mongol Rally: Georgia on my Mind

Grif Peterson | Posted 10.07.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

We are now racing against development. Unfortunately for our schedule, but fortunately for views, we've spent most of our time in the lead.

For Obama, Being Lucky May Be More Important Than Being Good

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Republicans may have a big problem on their hands as Donald Trump explores a presidential bid. With his increasingly bizarre statements, he seems more like the business world's answer to Charlie Sheen than a potential president.

Stalin Statue Torn Down In Tbilisi, Georgia

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) TBILISI, Georgia — Authorities in Georgia on Friday tore down a monument to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in his birthplace of Gori to make way ...

Georgian Women Seek Virginity Restoration

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ia Sartania and Tamuna Bibineishvili are slender, 19-year-old blondes. They are gregarious university students who like popular music, rock climbing a...

A Call for Excellent Public-Private-Partnerships

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Former Governor Howard Dean and Former Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, both now affiliated with the international law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, just ...

Turks Create False Impressions To Block Obama's Promises

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Informed that Obama intends to carry out his promises, the Turkish government is anxious to conclude an agreement to block Congress from taking a stand on the Armenian Genocide.

Rumors Of The Next Cold War

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

No matter how subtly the conquest happens, Russian control of Georgia would amount to an historic shift in the balance of power -- especially as long as the world economy is fueled by oil.