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.
Aug 3 2014 - 13:55
The Special Representative of the Georgian Prime Minister for Russia, Zurab Abashidze, says the two states are going to change the current format of their bilateral relations. In such a way the envoy commented on Moscow's decision to suspend the free trade agreement with Georgia.
Jul 31 2014 - 16:44
The Russian Economic Development Ministry has published a draft decree on the suspension of the agreement on free trade between Russia and Georgia.
Jul 23 2014 - 17:53
Georgian MP from the ruling coalition "Georgian Dream" Levan Berdzenishvili opposed the initiative of his colleague George Baramidze from the party "United National Movement" to ban broadcasting of Russian TV channels in Georgia at legislative level."Maybe they will want to ban books, too? When I was the director of the National Library, they presented to me such a proposal, saying that some books should not be read and need to be banned. Such bans are incompatible with the European prospects," News-Georgia quotes Berdzenishvili.
Jul 23 2014 - 15:25
Georgy Baramidze, a member of parliament of Georgian ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement, proposed banning of Russian TV channels in the country. The parliamentary majority said they were not planning to discuss the issue, Interfax reports.
Jul 10 2014 - 16:21
The Georgian Interior Ministry accuses Russia of violating the country's air space, News-Georgia informs. According to the ministry, a Russian helicopter appeared between the Georgian villages of Medzhriskhevi and Sakorinto not far from the South Ossetian border today.
Jul 10 2014 - 13:17
Silknet, a cable TV company in Georgia, has recently started offering Russian channels to consumers. Broadcasting of Russian channels was stopped in 1999, as decided by Mikheil Saakashvili, the head of President Shevardnadze’s Union of Georgian Citizens. President Saakashvili removed all Russian channels from cable networks during the five-day war in 2008. Cable companies started resuming broadcasting Russian channels after the 2012 parliamentary polls.