Dec 31 2014 - 21:40
Happy New Year, dear readers of Vestnik Kavkaza! Our collective would like to congratulate you on the upcoming holiday and wishes you only good news in 2015, joy, well-being and success in all activities. As usual, we will continue covering political, economic, social, cultural and sports events of the Greater Caucasus, Russia and neigbour states in 2015.
Aug 31 2014 - 16:25
The traffic on the Georgian Military Road was resumed at 5pm on Sunday.
Aug 27 2014 - 12:42
Pumping of Russian gas to Armenia has been halted due to reconstruction of the pipeline, Trend reports.Gas-pumping was halted on August 20 due to damage on the North Caucasus – Trans-Caucasus pipeline in the Darial Gorge of Georgia and restored on August 23.
Aug 22 2014 - 12:45
The Georgian Military Road is the only ground connection between Russia and Armenia. The 200-km road connects Vladikavkaz and Tbilisi, running along the rivers of the Greater Caucasus, including the Darial Gorge. The road is often hit by avalanches and blocked for days or weeks in winter and mudslides in the summer.
Jun 9 2014 - 13:17
The mudslide at the Darial Ridge blocked the Georgian Military Road, the Terek River. The Verkhny Lars Customs Office was closed for Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Turkey. Irakly Lekvinadze, the director of the Georgian Business and Political Insight (BPI), reminded that the Georgian Military Road was an essential transit route. According to his calculations, Georgia loses $3-4 million every day the road stays closed. He added that high funds had been spent on construction of infrastructure in the area and about the same volume will have to be spent on reconstruction.
Mar 29 2014 - 20:40
Joining the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will be useful for all Caucasian states, Russian presidential aide Sergey Glazyev says. The body is also interested in enhanced cooperation with Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, Glazyev stresses.